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Koch Industries to sponsor Ryan Newman in Daytona 500

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Ryan Newman will be sponsored by Koch Industries during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway, Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday.

Koch Industries will be on the No. 6 Ford starting with the Feb. 9 Busch Clash exhibition race and then the Feb. 16 Daytona 500.

Koch Industries owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, and biofuels; forest and consumer products and more. Forbes ranked Koch Industries No. 2 on the list of America’s largest private companies (Cargill was ranked No. 1). Forbes listed the revenue of Koch Industries as $110 billion in 2019.

“We are looking forward to teaming up with Koch Industries and having them on the car for one of the most celebrated races of the season,” said Newman in a press release. “Winning the 500 (in 2008) is one of the biggest accomplishments of my racing career. We have really fast superspeedway cars at Roush Fenway and we’d like nothing better than to kick off our season by driving the Koch Industries Ford into victory lane at Daytona.”

Koch Industries joins a roster of sponsors for Newman in 2020 that includes Castrol, Oscar Mayer and Wyndham Rewards.