RHEEM ELEVATES ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH CHRISTOPHER BELL FOR THE 2020 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
ATLANTA, September 24, 2019 – Rheem
will continue its longstanding commitment to NASCAR and its relationship with
driver Christopher Bell in 2020. The company is proud to sponsor Christopher as
he joins Joe Gibbs Racing alliance partner, Leavine Family Racing (LFR) for the
2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season as the driver of the No.
95 Toyota Camry.
currently competing in his second full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series season for
Joe Gibbs Racing, where he’s amassed 15 career-series victories and in 2018,
set the record for most wins (seven) by a rookie in the series. He is the
winningest driver in Rheem Racing’s 11-year history.
Xfinity Series crew chief, Jason Ratcliff, will join him in the transition to
the Cup Series. The technical alliance that LFR has had with Joe Gibbs Racing
and Toyota Racing Development (TRD), U.S.A., will be enhanced in 2020 giving Bell
the benefit of the same TRD’s engines and technology used by JGR’s four
championship contending Cup teams.
“Christopher is exceptionally talented, and we are thrilled
that Rheem will continue to support him as he moves up to the next level in his
already impressive career, ” said Chris Peel, President and CEO, Rheem. “The
Rheem Racing program has been a hallmark of our business for more than a
decade, and we are looking ahead to 2020 with nothing but excitement. It’s an
honor to continue our winning relationship with Christopher, Joe Gibbs Racing
and Toyota Racing Development.”
“Since I was young, I wanted to make a career out of
racing,” said Bell. “To take this next step and race in the NASCAR Cup Series
with the support of LFR, JGR and Toyota is just a dream come true. It also
means a lot to me to have Rheem make the move to Cup racing with me. I wouldn’t
be in the position I am today without their support.”
Since entering NASCAR as a sponsor, Rheem has steadily
increased its level of participation in the sport. Throughout each season, the
company hosts its valuable customers on-site at various races for truly unique
experiences. To learn more, visit Facebook.com/RheemRacing.