Carl Edwards’ jump to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015 will feature telecommunications equipment company Arris, which has never been in the sport and doesn’t have a major brand name.
During JGR’s announcement in August, the latter was touched on by the company’s CEO, who asked the media to raise their hands if they’d ever heard of Arris. He counted “maybe four hands.”
But that will certainly change next year. Arris will serve as Edwards’ primary sponsor on the No. 19 Toyota Camry for 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup races. It will also support Mexican pilot Daniel Suarez in the XFINITY Series and limited Camping World Truck Series events.
And as of today, we now know what Edwards’ Arris machine will look like. Earlier on Twitter, the company teased close-ups of the car before revealing the full look:
“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.”