Clorox re-ups with JTG Daugherty for three years
June 20, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
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Northern California native and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver AJ Allmendinger announced Friday at his home track, Sonoma Raceway, that Clorox extended its sponsorship with JTG Daugherty Racing for three more seasons.
In his first full campaign with the team, the Los Gatos, California driver noted that The Clorox Company, based in Oakland, will continue its relationship with the race team to 20 years with the extension.
"Excited to announce that Clorox signed up for three more years so that is good to have that on our race car and to get that solidified," Allmendinger said. "By the end of their contract, I think it will be 20 years that they have been with this race team. Just a great brand to have on this car. Good things going into this weekend, and hopefully we can build on that and have a good weekend all together."
"Sonoma Raceway is not far from the home office of one of our largest sponsors -- The Clorox Company -- and it's a home track for AJ”, JTG Daugherty Racing co-owner Tad Geschickter said. "We will have all of them out there cheering for us and we want to do well in front of a group of people that have supported us through thick and thin for nearly two decades. We've almost won that race before. We would like to give them something to cheer for again this time with AJ."
Allmendinger has three top-10 finishes and sits 21st in driver points. Wth the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format, a win and a top-30 points position puts drivers in the hunt for the 16 spots in the expanded playoff.
He reminded the media and fans on NASCAR.com's Press Pass that he missed last year's Toyota/Save Mart 350 because he was winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up by Johnsonville at Road America. He swept both Nationwide road races he ran last season for Team Penske, winning at Mid-Ohio as well.
FOX Sports 1's "America's Pregame" will welcome Allmendinger at a special time, 5 p.m. ET, today.