BUSCH: Mitchell names sponsor

Ergon, Inc. To Sponsor Mitchell In ARCA/REMAX Series Auburn grad will also enter NASCAR Busch Series events Davidson, N.C. -- Ergon, Inc., a producer of high-quality, petroleum products, has agreed to sponsor Marc Mitchell for select races...

Ergon, Inc. To Sponsor Mitchell In ARCA/REMAX Series
Auburn grad will also enter NASCAR Busch Series events

Davidson, N.C. -- Ergon, Inc., a producer of high-quality, petroleum products, has agreed to sponsor Marc Mitchell for select races during the 2007 ARCA/REMAX Series season. The Tony Clements Racing stable will field the No. 93 Ergon Monte Carlo for Mitchell. The team will also enter two NASCAR Busch Series events in 2007.

Mitchell is a 2006 graduate of Auburn University. While he was attending class towards a degree in building science, he was able to garner a lot of racing experience. In fact, his alma mater sponsored his No. 34 ASA Series entry in 2004. Mitchell, a Tallahassee, Fla. native, also has limited experience in the ARCA/REMAX Series and the NASCAR Busch Series.

"I can't tell you how excited I am to race in the ARCA/REMAX Series with a sponsor like Ergon," sounded Mitchell. "It has been a dream of mine since I was a kid to race at places like Daytona, Talladega and Pocono. The ARCA Series is a lot of fun. We are ready to get back to racing."

Ergon is no stranger to racing, but the company's presence at a race track most always goes unnoticed. Its asphalt and emulsions segment supplies the product used for paving prominent stock car racing speedways in America. The massive repaving of the 2.66 mile Talladega Superspeedway was done with Ergon asphalt.

The Jackson, Miss.-based corporation also sponsored Mitchell in the 2006 Food World 250 ARCA/REMAX Series event, the first event on the newly-paved Talladega Superspeedway. Mitchell wheeled his Ergon Chevrolet up to the eighth position before a pit road mishap, not of his making, forced him to retire from the race early.

"Marc is a fine young man. We are proud to have him representing Ergon in the ARCA/REMAX Series," said Ergon Vice President Baxter Burns. "He got everyone's attention when he drove his car up to the front at Talladega last year. We know he will be successful when given more opportunity."

"This is our first full-blown racing endeavor, but we have a lot of enthusiastic employees that can't wait to see our Ergon Chevrolet on the track," continued Burns.

The first race for Marc Mitchell and the No. 93 Ergon Chevrolet will be at the historic Daytona International Speedway on February 10th.

-credit: tcr

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Series ARCA , NASCAR XFINITY