Celebrating Eight Years Together, Team McClure, Inc. Continues Partnership with Hefty® and Reynolds Wrap®
Abingdon, Va. (January 29, 2014) – For the eighth consecutive year, Team McClure, Inc and driver Eric McClure announced it will continue its partnership with Hefty® and Reynolds Wrap® for the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Season. In addition, they have added another exciting element to their partnership…participating in the “Great American Race”, the Daytona 500.
Returning to TriStar Motorsports for his fourth consecutive Nationwide Series season, McClure will pilot the No. 14 Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® Camry in a minimum of 28 of the 33 scheduled events, beginning with the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 22. Former series champion Jeff Green will pilot the remaining races in the No. 14 Camry; his schedule will be announced at a later date.
The Hefty® brand, in its eighth consecutive year as a full-time sponsor in NASCAR competition, not only remains one of the longest-running sponsors on the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit, but the partnership with McClure has superseded most sponsor/driver relationships in the series to date.
NASCAR veteran Wes Ward has returned to the TriStar Motorsports organization and will again serve as crew chief for the Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® Racing® team during the 2014 season. It will not only mark Ward’s 24th year of NASCAR competition and his third with the TriStar Motorsports organization, it will also mark his second being at the helm of the No. 14 team.
In addition to sponsoring McClure in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Hefty® and Reynolds Wrap® have partnered with Front Row Motorsports to run the 55th Annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 23 with McClure piloting the No. 35 Ford Fusion for the three-car organization. Coming into the 2014 season 39th in the point standings, the No. 35 Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® Ford must earn its way into the “Great American Race” by finishing in the top-15 in its respective Budweiser Duel race on Thursday, February 20.
“I’m really looking forward to the 2014 season”, stated McClure. “I’m proud to not only continue my relationship with TriStar Motorsports and Mark and Kathy Smith, but also with Hefty® and Reynolds Wrap®. It’s been a long productive relationship and they have been very supportive of my career. I couldn’t ask for a better partner to be associated with.”
“Front Row and I have a history together; they have always represented their partners and ours in a professional manner. They are very strong on the superspeedways and I enjoy this type of racing more than any other. Racing in the Daytona 500 has always been a dream of mine and I look forward to getting to Daytona, working with this team, and trying to achieve this goal.”
About Reynolds Consumer Products:
Reynolds Consumer Products is a leading provider of quality household essentials that have been trusted for generations. Our Reynolds® and Hefty® brand products help with preparation, cooking, cleanup, and storage; making mealtimes easier. Our namesake Reynolds® products include the iconic Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil; Reynolds® Parchment Paper, Oven Bags, Slow Cooker Liners, and Baking Cups; and Cut-Rite® Wax Paper. The Hefty® brand is best known for strong, dependable waste bags, but it’s also a leader in slider bags, foam plates, and plastic cups. Our products are available in the U.S. at mass merchants, grocers, and other retail stores; and in approximately 90 countries throughout the world. For more information, visit ReynoldsKitchens.com and Hefty.com.
About TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC:
TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC currently fields Toyota Camrys in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Mike Bliss, Jeff Green, Hal Martin, Eric McClure and Blake Koch. Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, TriStar Motorsports has competed in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series since 1989; fielding cars for some of NASCAR’s premier drivers including Bobby Hamilton, Greg Sacks, Phil Parsons, Mike Wallace, Jason Leffler, Reed Sorenson, Tony Raines, Kevin Lepage and others. To find out more information about TriStar Motorsports please visit tristarmotorsportsnc.com, like us on Facebook TriStar Motorsports, NC LLC and follow us on Twitter @TriStarRaceTeam.
About Front Row Motorsports:
Front Row Motorsports is a race-winning organization competing in the NASCAR’s premier Sprint Cup Series, fielding the No. 34 of David Ragan, the No. 38 of David Gilliland and the No. 35 Ford. The team is owned by Bob Jenkins and is headquartered just outside of Charlotte, N.C. FRM was named to INC Magazine’s “INC 5000″ list in 2012, recognizing the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The team’s partnership base is representative of more than $200 billion of the U.S. economy and includes organizations such as Ford Motor Company, CSX Transportation, Love’s Travel Stops, Farm Rich, Taco Bell and Long John Silver’s. For sponsorship inquiries, contact Mike Laheta at email@example.com.