Circle K Sponsorship with No. 20 Toyota Team Announced
Huntersville, N.C. (April 19, 2017) – Joe Gibbs Racing welcomes Circle K to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the company’s first primary sponsorship in the sport aboard the No. 20 Toyota Camry with Matt Kenseth. Circle K is one of the largest fuel and convenience retailers in the US and has stores located in 41 states throughout the country.
Circle K has had branding on cars within NASCAR through vendor programs over the years. This is the first time the company has served as a primary sponsor within the sport. Circle K is pleased to serve as the primary sponsor for Kenseth and the No. 20 Toyota Camry at Richmond 1, Talladega 1, Charlotte 1, Kentucky, Texas 2 and Phoenix 2. The company will also have associate branding on the No. 20 Toyota in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series whenever they are not already serving as the primary sponsor.
“This is an exciting day for us at Joe Gibbs Racing, and really, for our sport,” said Joe Gibbs, owner and founder of Joe Gibbs Racing. “Circle K is growing rapidly across the country and it’s a thrill for us to have them as a primary sponsor for Matt and the No. 20 team. We’re looking forward to developing our partnership with them.”
“With the launch of our new global Circle K brand, our team is always on the lookout for ways to connect more and more with its community. We feel this partnership is a great fit for us,” stated Alex Miller, Senior Vice-President, Global Fuels at Circle K . “By growing our presence in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with our company’s first primary sponsorship in the sport aboard the No. 20 Toyota Camry with Matt Kenseth, we aim to continue to position ourselves as the preferred destination for fuel and convenience. We are quite proud to be partnering up with the Joe Gibbs Racing team and truly believe this is the beginning of a long and strong collaboration.”
“It’s always great to be able to welcome a new primary sponsor to the sport,” said, Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 20 Toyota Camry. “I’m excited to welcome Circle K to JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) on our No. 20 Camry this season, and look forward to representing them. They are a growing company, with locations all over the country, so it’s a great fit to have them involved in the sport.”
The 2003 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion and two-time DAYTONA 500 Champion Kenseth entered 2017 marking his 20th year competing in the series. Currently in his fifth season at Joe Gibbs Racing, Kenseth and his No. 20 team have collected 14 wins, 46 top-5’s, 84 top-10’s, and 10 pole awards together. Kenseth has qualified for the playoffs each season while driving the No. 20 Toyota Camry.
Kenseth is currently 22nd in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point standings heading into this weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
About Couche-Tard (owner of the Circle K brand):
Couche-Tard is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of number of company-operated stores. In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel retail in the Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden and Denmark), in the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and in Ireland with an important presence in Poland. Through our global brand Circle K, we are proud to operate 12,500 stores and employ over 100,000 people worldwide. Our mission is to become the preferred destination for convenience and fuel. corpo.couche-tard.com
About Joe Gibbs Racing:
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, three NASCAR XFINITY Series teams and a driver development program. Its 2017 driver lineup will consist of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, and Daniel Suárez in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Meanwhile Matt Tifft will run fulltime in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, joining Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, and Daniel Suárez who will all run partial schedules. In addition, Cody Coughlin and Riley Herbst are currently in JGR’s driver development program. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs — a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame — JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning four Cup Series championships, and four Nationwide Series owner’s championships along with more than 270 NASCAR races, including four Brickyard 400s and two Daytona 500s.