SunEnergy1, one of the world’s largest privately held solar energy companies, has joined forces with Hendrick Motorsports and Sprint Cup ROTY contender Chase Elliott.
Elliott takes over the famed No. 24 Chevrolet from a retiring Jeff Gordon in 2016, bringing NAPA Auto Parts up to the Cup Series with him. NAPA will serve as his primary sponsor in 24 races, 3M for five, and both Kelley Blue Book and Mountain Dew take two.
SunEnergy1 has agreed to a three-year contract with team, serving as the primary backer in four races per season and as an associate sponsor in several others.
“We at SunEnergy1 are more than thrilled to be joining Hendrick Motorsports for several years,” said Kenny Habul, founder and CEO of SunEnergy1. Habul also races himself with starts in the Rolex 24 the NASCAR Xfinity Series, as well as the Dunlop V8 Supercar and Formula 3 divisions.
“It is a privilege to be on the No. 24 Chevrolet and support a driver like Chase Elliott, one of NASCAR’s rising stars. The Hendrick Motorsports family is a symbol of excellence and integrity. There is no better fit for SunEnergy1 in the sport.”
Welcoming SunEnergy1 to Hendrick Motorsports
SunEnergy1 will be featured as the primary sponsor at Daytona International Speedway in July, Watkins Glen in August, Kansas Speedway in October, and Phoenix International Raceway in November.
“SunEnergy1 has an incredible team with a clear vision for the company,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “Kenny has a passion for our sport and sees the opportunity for racing to help grow business. They’re leaders in an innovative industry, and it’s a great fit to pair them with a tremendous young talent in Chase Elliott. We’re committed to building this program together.”
“SunEnergy1 is on the cutting edge of the renewable energy industry,” added Elliott, 2014 Xfinity Series champion. “In the XFINITY Series, I raced against Kenny on the road courses. He’s a great competitor, and it will be fun to build this relationship with him and SunEnergy1. I’m looking forward to having them as a partner, and our whole team is focused on making the program a success.”