Norm Benning Racing Opens Doors Towards Fantastic Sponsorship Initiative for NASCAR Fans

Published 01/21/2021, 1:00 PM EST
Fort Worth, TX, USA; NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series driver Austin Hill (16) leads a packs of trucks into turn one during the SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports


When fans start talking about the oldest active drivers in NASCAR, Norm Benning frequently top the list. Still going strong at the age of 69, his team, ‘Norm Benning Racing’, has some interesting plans for their fans this year.

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The Truck Series team has now started a unique sponsorship campaign by appealing to their fans. With a monetary contribution, supporters can now see their names imprinted on Benning’s No.6 Silverado truck in the 2021 season!

A post from the team’s official Facebook page reveals some interesting offers. It says, “Norm Benning Racing would like to announce the “Racing with The Ultimate Underdog” campaign.

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“Debuting at Daytona International Speedway for the NextEra Energy 250 on February 12, 2021.

The team will also offer its supporters some special souvenirs after becoming a sponsor

“Coined NASCAR’s Ultimate Underdog from his historic 2013 Eldora run. Norm Benning looks to ink the beginning of a new chapter. The chance to join the team with NASCAR’s Ultimate Underdog is here!”

Undoubtedly, this interesting campaign has sparked a lot of intrigue among racing fans. Truly, it is a joint collaboration that brings together sporting entities and their supporters, which is what sports are all about!

The post continued, “With a contribution of $50 or more you’ll have the opportunity to have your OWN name on Norm Benning’s truck. The larger the contribution the larger your name or company will appear on the #6 truck!”

Norm Benning earned a moniker after his performance in the 2013 Mudsummer Classic

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Battling Clay Greenfield, Benning had to ensure he finished ahead of him in the ‘Last Chance’ qualifying race of the inaugural 2013 Mudsummer Classic.

Despite suffering damage to his truck, he kept going and eventually got the final transfer spot to take part in the main race.

AVONDALE, AZ – NOVEMBER 07: A general view of the speedway as trucks race during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)

Owing to his exploits with limited machinery, the 69-year-old earned the nickname of ‘NASCAR’s Ultimate Underdog’. Since that season in 2013, Benning has gone onto participate in many more Truck Series races.

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The veteran will continue to take to the field in the 2021 season as well. When he does, one can see many fans’ names on his truck as part of this very special initiative.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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