If you have a jacket, ball cap, t-shirt or other memorabilia from when Matt Kenseth was sponsored by DeWalt, well … what’s old is now new again, and you can wear the old stuff proudly, with Kenseth being reunited with former sponsor DeWalt in 2015.
DeWalt ended its sponsorship with Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the 2014 season when Marcos Ambrose decided to return to his native Australia to compete on the V8 Supercars Series.
Now, DeWalt is back with Kenseth, who sponsored him during his previous tenure at Roush Fenway Racing, for at least six races. Maybe DeWalt will bring Kenseth some good luck, as he failed to win even one race in 2014 after winning a career-best and series high seven races in his first season at Joe Gibbs Racing.
The majority of Kenseth’s Sprit Cup races in 2015 will be sponsored by Dollar General, while longtime JGR sponsor Home Depot has elected to end its participation in NASCAR, leaving Lowe’s and Menard’s as the two primary home improvement sponsors in the Sprint Cup Series.
Another of Ambrose’s sponsors at RPM, Stanley Tools, will appear on Carl Edwards’ car in 2015 for at least 12 races, as well. DeWalt and Stanley are owned by the same company.
Check out a video of the new paint scheme for Kenseth’s No. 20 Toyota:
“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.
“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”
Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something
we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”