Stillhouse USA will increase its presence with Sam Hunt Racing this season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, adding an additional three races of primary sponsor to its relationship with the second-year Xfinity Series organization.
John Hunter Nemechek, a full-time driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, will return to the No. 26 Stillhouse USA Toyota GR Supra at Darlington Raceway, Road America, and Michigan International Speedway.
The three-race addition with Sam Hunt Racing brings his schedule to six races with the single-car organization, for a grand total of nine events in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for 2022.
“Stillhouse is a brand that I feel has really understood and embraced what Sam Hunt Racing is all about,” said Sam Hunt. “They’ve always seen my vision and goals, from the very gritty beginning. I think there is a ton of symmetry between our two brands growing together. Stillhouse is changing the status quo, disrupting what people expect to see in its industry — just like us in NASCAR. Being able to lead our first ever Xfinity series laps, and finish top-five with them at Phoenix was a true testament to what can be accomplished together, and it’s a great kickstart to our expanded partnership. I feel that the association between our brands is something people across the country now recognize and cheer for. It’s an unbreakable relationship, and I’m so proud to be a part of their family.”
The organization founded a relationship with Stillhouse USA at Homestead-Miami Speedway last season, with part-time driver Santino Ferrucci. The company then returned to sponsor Colin Garrett’s entry at Daytona International Speedway last Summer.
“Our partnership with SHR was thrilling from the start, and this past year exceeded our expectations,” said Ludlow Dawes, Stillhouse Senior Brand Manager. “The Stillhouse team is excited for what’s to come with this expanded partnership and looking forward to introducing more NASCAR fans to the unbreakable nation while cheering on Sam Hunt and his impressive team.”
The Tennessee-based spirits company elected to extend its relationship with the organization entering 2022, sponsoring Nemechek’s No. 26 Toyota Supra at Phoenix Raceway, where the organization scored its first top-five of the year.
“I am excited to join with Stillhouse for three more Xfinity Series races with Sam Hunt Racing this season. I look forward to bringing more exposure to the Stillhouse brand like we did at Phoenix and competing up front in all three of these races,” said Nemechek.
The company will have its classic red, white, and blue colors on Nemechek’s Toyota GR Supra at Darlington Raceway, the first instance of the three-race sponsorship increase.