MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Billy Boat Motorsports announced today a partnership with Keen Parts, through their www.corvetteparts.net brand, for the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) season-opener at Daytona Int’l Speedway on Feb. 22.
Keen Parts will serve as an associate sponsor for the No. 84 Chevrolet Camaro as 21-year-old driver Chad Boat makes his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut.
“We’re excited to have Keen Parts on board for Daytona,” said team owner Billy Boat. “They have been in the sport for a few years, so we feel very fortunate to partner with a company like Keen Parts as our program continues to expand. The team has been working really hard to prepare for this upcoming season and the Daytona test showed that the No. 84 will be competitive.”
Keen Parts will also work with Billy Boat Performance Exhaust to develop and distribute stainless steel exhaust systems for the C1, C2, and C3 Corvette, in addition to a new line of exhaust for the Corvette “RestoMod” conversions.
“Keen Parts covers all your Corvette part needs whether it is for a ’58 or the new C7, and we are proud to have them as a preferred distributor,” added Billy Boat. “This is an exciting partnership and we look forward to doing more races with them in 2014.”
NASCAR approved Chad Boat to participate in the NNS season-opener after a strong Preseason Thunder test session at the historic 2.5-mile superspeedway where the No. 84 Chevrolet topped the speed charts during the final day of testing.
“The guys have worked really hard to build a new car for Daytona and it showed with the speed we had at Preseason Thunder,” said Chad Boat. “The No. 84 Chevrolet felt really good during the test and we proved that we can run up front with the multi-car teams. I am thankful for this opportunity and all the h