Instacoat Premium Products (IPP) will join McAnally-Hilgemann Racing as a four-race sponsor of the No. 19 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, beginning with Saturday’s Heart of America 200 at Kansas Speedway.
The company, which was launched in the late 1990s, has spent years attempting to perfect its line of liquid rubber products and technologies and provides solutions for waterproofing, roofing, containment, and below-grade waterproofing.
Christian Eckes, who captured McAnally-Hilgemann Racing’s first victory in the NASCAR Truck Series earlier this year at Atlanta, will be the face of the partnership, with his No. 19 Chevrolet Silverado carrying the colors of IPP at Kansas, Nashville, Richmond, and Homestead.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Bill McAnally and McAnally-Hilgemann Racing in promoting Instacoat Premium Products,” said IPP’s Anthony Miriani. “It is an ideal match for our brand to team up with a high-performance organization like MHR, given their rich history. We are eager to commence our partnership with a grand launch at Kansas and look forward to a successful collaboration.”
IPP’s relationship with Bill McAnally, owner of McAnally Hilgemann Racing, began in 2021 through Jolynn Wilkinson, who made the introduction while competing for Bill McAnally Racing in the ARCA Menards Series West.
“We’re thrilled to work with Anthony and the entire Instacoat team again,” McAnally said. “We’ve been fortunate to have so many long-term partners with our Craftsman Truck Series and ARCA West programs, and we’re very proud to have Instacoat join Christian this season. We’re looking forward to making this another long-term relationship and enjoying a great deal of success together as we run for a championship.”
Entering Kansas, the eighth race of the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season, Eckes sits fifth place in the series point standings, after two top-five and three top-10 finishes.
In 75 NASCAR Truck Series starts, Eckes has accumulated a pair of victories, as well as 22 top-five and 41 top-10 results. The 2023 season marks the Middletown, New York driver’s third full season in the series and his first with McAnally-Hilgemann Racing.
“It’s exciting to have Instacoat join MHR and all of us on the No. 19 team are looking forward to having them on board,” Eckes said. “All in all, we’ve had a real strong start to the season, and enjoying success with our partners makes everything we do that much more rewarding. Hopefully, we can all have something to celebrate together and put Instacoat and their customers in victory lane a few times this season.”