BROWNSBURG, Ind. — Rush Truck Centers and Ford Performance have stepped up to become co-primary sponsors of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing sprint cars driven by team owner Tony Stewart and 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz.
The partnership aligns Rush Truck Centers, among the most widely recognized, one-stop service and sales entities in the transportation industry with a broad network of locations with TSR.
“Rush Truck Centers is among the best in the commercial vehicle market in every aspect of their business. Whether it’s the number of locations, their commitment to using top-quality products, offering logistical friendly solutions or striving for the best in customer satisfaction, Rush Truck Centers delivers,” said Stewart.
“It’s that commitment to excellence that makes them the perfect partner for TSR. Rusty [Rush] and I have been friends for many years and I know that he and his team share the same passion for producing success that our organizations do. I’m proud to have Rush Truck Centers come aboard as the primary sponsor for both of our winged sprint car teams.”
For the past two seasons, Ford Performance has been solidifying plans to develop a 410 cubic inch engine that will officially make its on-track debut in 2019.
Working with engine builders Andy Durham and Ron Shaver, alongside TSR’s Rick Warner, the Ford Performance team has ramped up development which saw the new powerplant’s first dyno test take place on Jan. 24.
“We are really excited about the new Ford 410 motor that the guys have been working really hard on over the last 12 months,” said Stewart. “We had some exciting results last week and I’m looking forward to getting the engine in the cars this season. I can’t thank all the guys at Ford in Michigan, Doug (Yates) and Jeff (Clark) and their team at Roush Yates, Andy Durham, Ron Shaver, Mobil 1 and everyone that has contributed countless hours to this project.”
Continuing a partnership that began in 2010, motorsports icons Mike Curb and Cary Agajanian will also return as the co-entrants for the No. 14 and No. 15 teams this season.
“Mike Curb and Cary Agajanian have been part of our commitment to chasing championships the past nine seasons helping us to continue to raise the bar in the sport,” said Stewart. “The strength of any team is the sum of its parts and we’re so fortunate to be surrounded by so many passionate people and dedicated partners. I’m extremely proud to have Curb-Agajanian as our co-entrant again this year.”
The Sage Fruit Company, a Pacific Northwest sales and marketing organization in the tree fruit industry will also return for the 2019 season as part of TSR.
The partnership includes associate sponsorship on the No. 15 driven by Schatz and the No. 14 driven by Stewart.
Joining TSR for its first season will see Florida-based Absolute Automation & Security assert its presence in motorsports.
MC Power also begins its freshman campaign with TSR. Based in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, MC Power provides turn-key solar and electrical solutions to business owners and homeowners.
Mobil 1 continues its partnership as the official motor oil Tony Stewart Racing. This will be Mobil 1’s ninth year as providing product, support and lubricant technology to TSR.
Hunt Brothers Pizza begins its sophomore partnership with TSR.