Bill Elliott Racing news 2010-02-22

Monolith announces partnership for 2010 with Bill Elliott Racing's Driver Development Program DAWSONVILLE, GA (February 22, 2010)- Russ Sutton's company Monolith Hospitality is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Casey Roderick in five ARCA...

Monolith announces partnership for 2010 with Bill Elliott Racing's Driver Development Program

DAWSONVILLE, GA (February 22, 2010)- Russ Sutton's company Monolith Hospitality is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Casey Roderick in five ARCA series events this season. Roderick, a member of the Bill Elliott Driver Development Program, will pilot the No. 51 Monolith Hospitality Dodge. The car will be fielded by a joint venture with Bill Elliott Racing and Phoenix Racing.

Along with the five Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) events, Roderick will race in seven events at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Ga. Roderick will compete in both the Super and Pro Late Model divisions including Gresham Motorsports Park's signature event, the World Crown 300.

"We have gotten to know Casey over the past year and feel confident that he will represent our company well," said Russ Sutton, Chairman and CEO of Monolith Hospitality for the past 15 years. "Not only is he a great racer, but his work ethic and overall spirit is a great fit for our organization. I believe he is in great hands with Bill Elliott and there is no question that we will enjoy great success this year.

"We've always enjoyed associating our companies with class operations and good, quality people and the Elliott's are certainly that." Monolith Hospitality, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based company, specializes in providing interior design, renovation, restoration, and reinventions of hotels. Monolith's extensive supplier and subcontractor network and sourcing strategies allow the company to pass savings on to its large customer base.

"Our Monolith business services national accounts like Hilton, Marriott, Hampton Inn and Hyatt hotels," said Sutton. "They know our passion for racing, and they are always inquisitive about what we are doing. We've entertained our partners and clients at NASCAR events all over the country. The venue that the ARCA series offer, along with the first class accommodations at our local track, Gresham Motorsports Park, presents us with is a winning opportunity to bring our clients to Atlanta, closer to home. Here they can watch our Team Monolith racers, and we can get on a more personal level with some of our national clients. We will be kicking back and watching some good old-fashioned racing."

Sutton along with his wife, Chris, regularly drives competition-tuned Ford Mustangs at Road Atlanta. Team owner Bill Elliott said he's pleased to have Monolith Hospitality as a partner with his Driver Development Program.

"This step taken by Russ Sutton to come on board is exactly what we needed to give Casey the opportunity to showcase his talent to a larger viewing audience," Elliott said. "We are all hoping that his performance in the events he's running this year will create enough enthusiasm to generate interest among other sponsors that will take him into a full ARCA sponsorship in 2011."

Roderick is equally pleased with the new partnership. "As a Bill Elliott Racing development driver, I am proud to have Monolith Hospitality on board for this season," he said. "This season will definitely be a learning experience, but I hope to put Team Monolith in Victory Lane this year."

-source: Bill Elliott racing

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Series ARCA
Drivers Bill Elliott , Casey Roderick
Teams Phoenix Racing