Thursday, November 23, 2023

Rolling Plains Construction Partnering with Ryan Ellis, Alpha Prime Racing at Phoenix

Rolling Plains Construction will serve as a primary sponsor of Ryan Ellis and Alpha Prime Racing for the NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Phoenix in March. PC: Alpha Prime Racing

As the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season gets closer and closer, Ryan Ellis and Alpha Prime Racing have continued to stack sponsorship.

On Monday, Alpha Prime Racing announced that Shippy’s Rolling Plains Construction, the largest fireproofing contractor in the nation, would serve as a primary sponsor of the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro at Phoenix Raceway in March.

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Rolling Plains Construction specializes in Spray Applied Fireproofing, Thermal and Acoustical Insulation, Shop Applied Fireproofing, Firestopping, and Board Application, providing its services worldwide.

“Rolling Plains Construction is excited to sponsor Ryan Ellis and the Alpha Prime Racing team at our home raceway in Phoenix,” said Robert Shippy, owner of Rolling Plains Construction. “We look forward to attending our first NASCAR event as a sponsor and cheering on the No. 43 Chevrolet. The RPC car wrap looks incredible. We know Ryan and the Alpha Prime Racing will do an excellent job on the track.”

The partnership between Ellis and Rolling Plains Construction is scheduled to debut at Phoenix Raceway – with Phoenix being one of several “home bases” for the company.

“We’re all really excited to have Rolling Plains support our team at Phoenix Raceway,” said Ellis. “We had a great season last year at Alpha Prime Racing with a solid run at Phoenix in the spring. We ended up just outside the top-15 in 16th, but were running some really fast laps that could have put us finishing within the top-10.”

“Having the support of Rolling Plans means a lot to our team. I hope that we’re able to do a great job on and off the track representing them and their 700+ employees nationwide because we want this to be a growing, successful partnership for 2023, and beyond. Thank you so much to Robert Shippy and the entire Rolling Plains family for their support. I can’t wait to get this beautiful race car on track for them.”

Ellis, who competed in 11 NASCAR Xfinity Series events for Alpha Prime in 2022, has increased his schedule to at least 25 races for the upcoming season, with the addition of several sponsors, including Rolling Plans Construction.

“As a native Arizonian, I was instantly excited to see Rolling Plans Construction come onboard Ryan’s car for Phoenix,” said David Schildhouse, Vice President of Alpha Prime Racing. “This is a track that has historically produced strong performances for us and I think Ryan is coming back with a bit of a chip on his shoulder to improve on that 16th-place finish from last year. It’s a big deal when a company sponsors racing for the first time and we’re honored that Rolling Plains Construction wants to take that leap with us.”

The United Rentals 200, the fourth race of the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series campaign, will take place on Saturday, March 10th at Phoenix Raceway.

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

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