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JR Motorsports announces extension with sponsor

JRM Regan

JR Motorsports has announced an extension with Dale’s Pale Ale for the craft beer to sponsor the team’s No. 88 Chevrolet in three NASCAR Xfinity races in 2016-17.

The company will make its season debut with Regan Smith returning to drive for JR Motorsports Aug. 19 at Bristol Motor Speedway. That will be Smith’s first race with the team since last year’s season finale. The other two races Dale’s Pale Ale will sponsor will be announced later. The company, a partner with JR Motorsports since 2015, will receive associate sponsor placement on Elliott Sadler’s car this season.

“We had a hell of a good time racing with JR Motorsports in 2015 and connecting with NASCAR fans over red, white and blue cans of Dale’s Pale Ale,” said Dale Katechis, Oskar Blues’ Soul Founder, said in a media release. “At Oskar Blues, we like to buck convention and do things our way. We see a similar hard-working, hands-on, American-made attitude in JR Motorsports and NASCAR fans and we’re proud to be a multi-year sponsor of the iconic No. 88 Chevrolet.”

Smith is one of eight drivers scheduled to drive the No. 88 in the Xfinity Series this season. The others are Josh Berry, Alex Bowman, Cole Custer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chase Elliott, Kenny Habul and Kevin Harvick. Elliott drove the car to the win at Daytona.