StarCom Racing obtains charter for 2018 NASCAR Cup season

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StarCom Racing obtains charter for 2018 NASCAR Cup season
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Jan 25, 2018, 2:30 PM

StarCom Racing has acquired a charter in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and plans a full-time campaign in the 2018 season.

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The team, formed by a number of partners in 2017 including a group from its parent company, StarCom Fiber, has leased the charter Richard Childress Racing held for its No. 27 team.

Teams can lease their charters one time during a five-year period.

“Acquiring a charter for the season has allowed us to escalate our program to the next level, which is a major step for our young team,” said team president, Matthew Kohler. “We are looking forward to bringing top-notch equipment and excitement to the garage.

“We are pleased with the progress we have made this off-season to prepare ourselves for the Daytona 500 and 2018 season.”

Former Daytona 500 champion Derrike Cope will serve as team manager and drove the team’s initial entry last season. Veteran Tony Furr will serve as crew chief.

“We have a strong and enthusiastic team that are now working with renewed vigor and we can’t wait to start the season,” Cope said in a statement.

The team has not finalized plans for its driver lineup, including whether it will use one driver this season or a combination. It also continues to work on obtaining additional sponsorship.

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