Friday, December 9, 2022

Rheem Inks Contract Extension with Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing

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Rheem will continue a long-standing relationship with Christopher Bell and Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season, announcing a contract extension with the championship-winning organization and the pilot of the No. 20 Toyota Camry TRD. PC: Jasen Vinlove | LAT Images | Courtesy of Toyota Racing

Rheem, a long-standing partner of Christopher Bell’s racing efforts in NASCAR’s top-three divisions, has signed a contract extension with Joe Gibbs Racing to remain a primary partner of the No. 20 Toyota Camry TRD.

“We are thrilled to have Rheem continue their partnership with Christopher and our No. 20 team,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “They have been a long-time supporter of not only our race team but really to our entire sport of NASCAR. They are a tremendous model of how to build a successful program and we are thrilled to continue to help them reach their goals.”

The company, which has been the primary sponsor of Bell’s entry in each of his first two wins in the NASCAR Cup Series, originally joined forces with the Norman, Oklahoma native in 2018.

In that five-year relationship, Bell has carried a Rheem-sponsored entry to victory lane a total of 16 times, twice in the NASCAR Cup Series, and an incredible 14 times over two full-time seasons in the Xfinity Series.

“Rheem has been a huge supporter of mine both on and off the track, I’m proud of the relationship we’ve built and the customers and guests I’ve been able to meet over the years,” said Bell. “I’m looking forward to finishing 2022 strong and kicking off 2023 with Rheem on the car.”

Rheem is the largest manufacturer of water heating products in North America and is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary as a NASCAR national series sponsor. Rheem is an industry leader in activation and has hosted around 40,000 guests at events over their 15 years in NASCAR.

“It has been an absolute pleasure for Rheem to be a part of Christopher Bell’s growth and success in the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup series as well as to be a part of a championship organization like Joe Gibbs Racing,” said Chris Peel, President, and CEO of Rheem Manufacturing. “The entire Rheem team sends our best to everyone at JGR during this season’s playoffs and we look forward to another great year in 2023.”

As of the time of the announcement, there was no announcement regarding the number of races that Rheem will adorn the No. 20 Toyota Camry TRD in 2023.

Joseph Srigley
Joseph Srigley
University of Windsor | Business Administration - Supply Chain & Data Analytics Editor at

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