MOORESVILLE, N.C. – JR Motorsports announced Friday that Switch will be the primary sponsor of Noah Gragson’s No. 9 Chevrolet for the NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener on Feb. 16 at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
Switch is a global technology infrastructure corporation that develops hyperscale data center ecosystems for elite colocation, enterprise hybrid cloud, and connectivity solutions.
For Gragson, the partnership with Switch adds another chapter in the long-standing relationship between company and driver.
“To have Switch come on board our No. 9 Chevrolet for my first race with JR Motorsports is extremely special,” said Gragson. “Switch has played such an instrumental part in my career up to this point, whether it has been in the late models or the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. It really means a lot to continue to work with Rob Roy (CEO and Founder of Switch) and get this opportunity to carry their logo in Daytona as we start the 2019 season.”
The combination of Switch and Gragson has been strong in the past, as the pairing previously went to victory lane at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2017, as well as in two of the most prestigious super late model races in the country: the 46th running of the Winchester 400 in 2017 and the 51st running of the Snowball Derby in December.
“Switch is proud to sponsor Noah Gragson, whose remarkable talent and precision racing strategy continues to propel his already stellar career,” said Switch CIO Missy Young. “It is a wonderful opportunity to have Switch’s Karma Wheel logo supporting Noah and the entire Dale Earnhardt Jr. team in the Xfinity Series.”
Switch was also the primary supporter for Gragson during his three Xfinity Series starts last year. He earned two top-fives, three top-10s and an overall average finish of 4.3 in those appearances.
“We would like to welcome Switch to our family here at JR Motorsports,” said JRM general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller. “It’s always great to bring in a new partner to our organization heading into a new season, especially one like Switch, which has been deeply invested in both Noah and motorsports in general for a number of years.
“We are looking forward to seeing what we can do with the Switch colors on board our No. 9 Chevrolet in Daytona.”