CONCORD, N.C. – Roush Fenway Racing revealed Thursday that Wyndham Rewards has expanded its partnership with the team and will serve as a partner in 10 races this year.
The Wyndham Rewards colors will debut on the No. 6 Ford during the non-points Advance Auto Parts Clash, which kicks off Daytona Speedweeks on Feb. 10. In addition, Wyndham Rewards will be featured as an associate partner for the remainder of the season.
Newman, who has competed in the Clash 14 times, qualified for the 2019 field via his 2008 Daytona 500 victory.
“We are thrilled to have Wyndham Rewards on board for the season and on the car for our kickoff event in 2019,” said Newman. “The Clash is a great event and always an exciting way to kick off the season. It is a limited, all-star field, with a winner-take-all mentality which usually leads to some thrilling racing. It would be a great opportunity to kick of the season with a win and take Wyndham for a ride to victory lane.”
Mark Martin drove the iconic No. 6 to victory lane in the 1999 edition of the event, marking Jack Roush’s only Clash victory. Newman’s best Clash finish was a runner-up effort in 2005.
Wyndham Rewards joined Roush Fenway as a primary partner last season with Matt Kenseth behind the wheel for a number of races.
Newman, a native of South Bend, Ind., becomes the sixth driver to pilot the No. 6 Ford for Roush Fenway. The iconic number has visited victory lane 36 times, captured 41 poles and led over 11,400 laps under the Roush Fenway umbrella.