MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 15, 2016) – Cody McMahan will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut this Wednesday at the famed Bristol Motor Speedway in the UNOH 200. This will also be the NASCAR debut of the High Country Grizzlies as they will serve as primary sponsor to the No. 10 Chevrolet of Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing.
“I am very excited about our Bristol debut with our new partner, the High Country Grizzlies,” McMahan said. “Everyone has come together in a relatively short period of time, and I want to thank everyone for working so hard to get this done. Racing at Bristol is a dream of mine, and I’m very appreciative of all the hard work that’s gone into this effort.”
Cody McMahan has a made a name for himself across several disciplines of racing. His latest achievements include driving for Eric McClure in the Charger division of the ASA Late Model series. He was also awarded Rookie-of-the-year honors for his four wins. McMahan will have NCWTS veteran Caleb Roark spotting and mentoring him.
The High Country Grizzlies are an expansion team in the Arena Developmental League. The Grizzlies will be located in the Boone, NC, and our home venue will be George M. Holmes Convocation Center.
“NASCAR is a great opportunity for the High Country Grizzlies organization and our sponsors to increase our presence in the area and nationwide.” team owner Donald Thompson explained. “Race fans are football fans, and this will allow them the chance to learn about the Grizzlies and the Arena Developmental League. We are very happy to have a driver the caliber of Cody McMahan to represent us. Being from our local area, it will help tighten the bond with our fans and race fans.”
In addition to the High Country Grizzlies several associate partners will sponsor this NCWTS team. Continuous supporters of McMahan include KaraoQ, Smokeware, and Schwarze Industries.
“Schwarze Industries is excited to be a part of the No. 10 team and to support Cody McMahan at the race in Bristol,” said Greg Heyer, Vice President of Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Product Management at Schwarze Industries. “Cody has been very supportive of our company and customers as we strive to support our customers with the best street sweeping products in the industry.”
“Smokeware is pleased to help sponsor Cody McMahan in his pursuit of victory in the NASCAR truck series and other racing events for the 2016 season,” said the company‘s President, Matt Merritt. “Cody is young, but his passion and dedication for racing will be a great combination. We are confident he will realize tremendous success in NASCAR. Bar-B-Quing and racing go well together making Smokeware extremely excited for this opportunity and chance to play a role in one young man’s racing career.”
The High Country Grizzlies would also like to thank their sponsors by adding them to the No. 10 Chevrolet Silverado: Donaldthompson.com, Walkwest, Gryppers, and Appalachian Regional Heathcare System.
The UNOH 200 can be seen live on Wednesday, August 17 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1. Additional race coverage can be heard live on MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
About High Country Grizzlies
The High Country Grizzlies is an expansion team in the Arena Developmental League. The Grizzlies will be located in the Boone, NC, and our home venue will be George M. Holmes Convocation Center. Boone provides an ideal location for the Grizzlies because of its historic football culture. The High Country Grizzlies will be continuing that tradition starting March 2017 when our inaugural season begins. Go Grizzlies! For more information about the High Country Grizzlies please visit www.highcountrygrizzlies.com.
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