Alvin Kamara, NFL All-Pro running back for the New Orleans Saints, has partnered with JD Motorsports with Gary Keller to sponsor the No. 6 NASCAR Xfinity Series Chevrolet driven by Ryan Vargas, the team announced Wednesday.
The Big Squeezy, Kamara’s chain of juice bars in Louisiana, will be the primary sponsor for the car in Saturday’s Super Start Batteries 188 at Daytona Presented by O’Reilly (5 p.m. ET, FS1) at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course.
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“When this opportunity presented itself, I knew I couldn’t let it slip by,” Kamara said in a team release. “I did a bit of research on Ryan as an individual and JD Motorsports and was impressed with what I read. I’m excited to play a small role in what they already have going on.”
Kamara and Vargas came together on social media when the driver tried to drum up potential sponsorship there. Kamara, who became a NASCAR fan last season, has attended multiple races, but this will be his first time as a sponsor.
👀👀👀 ok how do I do this . Lol @RyanVargas_23 wassup!?
— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) February 15, 2021
— Ryan Vargas (@RyanVargas_23) February 16, 2021
“Having the opportunity to work with Alvin Kamara and The Big Squeezy is such a huge honor,” said Vargas, a product of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program who has 13 career starts in the Xfinity Series. “As one of the best running backs in the game, I know Alvin puts 110% effort into everything he does and that can easily be said for myself and our No. 6 JD Motorsports team.”
Kamara serves as co-owner of The Big Squeezy chain, which has nine locations throughout Louisiana. Find out more at www.bigsqueezyexpress.com.