As part of an expanded relationship between bp and its Castrol lubricants brand, RFK Racing and Chris Buescher will carry TravelCenters of America on board the No. 17 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series event at Las Vegas on October 15th.
The company, a member of the bp family of brands, is a full-service travel center network operating under the TA, Petro Shopping Centers, and TA Express brands, with offerings that include diesel and gasoline, truck maintenance and repair, plus convenience stores and restaurants under a variety of brands.
“bp and RFK Racing have a strong, ongoing relationship and it is exciting to extend the partnership to our new TravelCenters of America network,” said Debi Boffa, CEO of TA. “Next month’s race is a great opportunity to showcase the strong TA brand, allowing our team members and guests to take pride in seeing us on a national stage.”
To kick off the brand-new partnership, Buescher appeared at the company’s annual Operations Leadership meeting this past week at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Sandusky, Ohio, to offer its team members a sneak preview of the No. 17 car, and insight into Buescher’s everyday life as a NASCAR driver.
A native of Prosper, Texas, Buescheris a five-time winner in the NASCAR Cup Series, three of which have come this season with RFK Racing. Entering Sunday’s event at Talladega, the 30-year-old driver sits 20 points above the cutline for the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, with eliminations happening in two weeks at Charlotte’s ROVAL.
The South Point 400 is set to be Buescher’s 14th NASCAR Cup Series start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where he has a career-high finish of ninth-place in the 2020 iteration of the event while driving the No. 17 Ford.