Yakima, WA – Sage Fruit Company, long-time sponsors of Kasey Kahne Racing, just announced a new associate sponsorship with JR Motorsports, the professional race team owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Based in Mooresville, N.C., JR Motorsports fields multiple teams and tours nationally in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
As part of the agreement, the Sage Fruit logo will have placement on the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet for all of Chase Elliott’s races, as well as placement on Kahne’s No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet at Talladega (May 3) and No. 5 Hellmann’s Chevrolet at Daytona (July 4).
“Sage Fruit is excited to be a part of such a great organization,” said Chuck Sinks, President of Sales and Marketing at Sage Fruit. “Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has been voted the most popular driver in NASCAR for the last 11 years running and to be a part of this organization will help us in many ways. With cross promotions and social media opportunities, this is sure to be a great partnership.”
The 18-year-old Elliott earned his first career victory at Texas Motor Speedway on April 4. The talented rookie is currently leading both the Nationwide Series championship standings and the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings. Elliott’s win at Texas made him the second-youngest winner in Nationwide Series history.
Kahne is a 23-time winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. He began competing for JR Motorsports on a part-time basis in 2013.
Sage Fruit’s retail partners will soon be given opportunities at display contests, meet and greets and other fun promotional events around this new partnership.
About Sage Fruit
Founded in August, 1999, Sage Fruit Company has become a premier grower-shipper of apples, pears, and cherries. Sage growers farm several thousand acres of orchards throughout the state of Washington, as well as parts of Oregon. By using the most efficient, and effective growing methods available, Sage is able to deliver quality product to our customers year-round.
About JR Motorsports
JR Motorsports is the management company and racing operation for Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s 11-time Most Popular Driver and winner of more than 40 NASCAR-sanctioned races. JR Motorsports competes in multiple racing divisions, including the NASCAR Nationwide Series, in which it has earned 14 victories since its inception in 2007. In 2012 the JRM late modSage Fruit Companyel program won the track title at Motor Mile Speedway with driver Josh Berry, giving the company its first championship. To learn more about the organization, its drivers and its sponsorship opportunities, visit www.jrmracing.com.
Source: Sage Fruit Company