The Texas Rangers announced today that the club has entered into a partnership with Richard Childress Racing (RCR) to sponsor Brandon Jones' car in the upcoming NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300, on Friday night, April 8.
Jones' No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro will be wrapped in Texas Rangers blue and red with baseballs on the doors and the team's logo on the hood. In addition, Jones' driver suit for the April 8 race will feature Rangers marks and be modeled after the team's blue jersey top with gray pants and blue and red piping. Graphic renderings of the both the car and driver suit are attached.
The 19-year-old Jones is in his first full season as a driver for Richard Childress Racing. With five races complete in the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series, Jones ranks fourth in championship driver point standings and has accrued three top-10 finishes. The native of Atlanta, Georgia had a successful five-race tenure in the XFINITY Series with RCR in 2015. Overall, he made 34 starts in 2015 across four different racing divisions: XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.
Jones is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Rangers game with the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Wednesday, April 6, a 1:05 p.m. start.
In addition, the Rangers are offering a special ticket offer for the 7:05 p.m. game with the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, April 14. Fans can buy two Lexus Club Terrace tickets for just $33.00 by using the online coupon code NASCAR. The special NASCAR ticket offer is available beginning today.
Over its 47-year history Richard Childress Racing has become synonymous with success, earning 15 total championships and becoming the first organization to win titles in NASCAR's three national series.
The O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 takes place at 7:30 p.m. CT on Friday, April 8 at Texas Motor Speedway.
About Richard Childress Racing:
Richard Childress Racing (rcrracing.com) is a renowned, performance-driven racing, marketing and manufacturing organization. RCR has earned more than 200 victories and 15 championships, including six in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Its 2016 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Dow/American Ethanol/Cheerios Chevrolet), 2011 Brickyard 400 champion Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet) and 2008 Daytona 500 champion and 2013 Brickyard 400 winner Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar/ WIX Filters/Grainger Chevrolet). Its XFINITY Series program includes a multi-driver lineup with Austin Dillon and Paul Menard (No. 2 Rheem/Menards Chevrolet), 2012 Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year Ty Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Rheem/WESCO/Red Kap Chevrolet), Rookie of the Year contender Brandon Jones (No. 33 Menards/Nexteer Chevrolet) and Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino/WIX Filters Chevrolet).