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Motorcraft/Quick Lane returning to Wood Brothers Racing in 2018 for 18th season

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 - Practice

BROOKLYN, MI - AUGUST 11: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/SKF Ford, practices for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 11, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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Wood Brothers Racing announced its sponsor partner of 17 years will return to back the No. 21 Ford in 2018.

Motorcraft and Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers will sponsor the No. 21 Ford driven by Paul Menard for 14 races. Menard’s will sponsor the No. 21 for 22 races.

Ford Customer Service Division, the parent organization for Motorcraft and Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers, has been partnered with Wood Brothers Racing since in 2001.

Menard was announced as the successor to Ryan Blaney in the No. 21 last month. Blaney is transitioning to Team Penske’s No. 12 Ford full-time next season.

Blaney earned his first Cup win this year at Pocono to qualify for the playoffs.

Menard will be departing Richard Childress Racing at the end of this season after being with the team since 2011. That year he won the Brickyard 400, which remains his only Cup victory in 387 starts.

“We are very excited about the future of our association with Wood Brothers Racing with Paul Menard behind the wheel of the iconic No. 21,” Brett Wheatley, the North America executive director of Ford Customer Service Division, said in a press release. “The announcement today solidifies the full-time status of Wood Brothers Racing going forward, and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of that.”

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