UniFirst is a primary sponsor of NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott and the Hendrick Motorsports No. 9 race team. UniFirst is also the official workwear provider for Hendrick Motorsports and sister company Hendrick Automotive Group, the largest privately held automotive retail organization in the United States.
The No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is hitting the pavement for three NASCAR races during the 2021 season, this time with a striking, revised paint scheme.
Featuring the company’s signature custom green color, contrasting black and white accents, and racing-inspired designs, the revamped version of the No. 9 UniFirst Chevy won’t only accentuate the company’s ongoing rebranding efforts; it also helps assure that Chase, the No. 9 Chevy, and the Hendrick team always stand out on the track. Download Hero Card.
The No. 9 UniFirst Chevy’s 2021 debut came on March 14 at Phoenix Raceway – the same track where Elliott clinched the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship. Elliott spent the majority of the race towards the front of the pack, battling with teammate Kyle Larson for top positions during the race’s final stage. He ultimately edged out Larson, crossing the finish line in fifth place - his second such finish of the 2021 campaign.
The new-look No. 9 UniFirst Chevy returned to the track on May 2 at the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway. After spending most of the afternoon in the top-10, Elliott improved his position to fifth during the final lap, giving him his fourth top-five finish through the season’s first 11 races. This was also Chase’s fifth top-five finish at Kansas Speedway in 11 starts.
To see the No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE in action, tune in to the following races during the 2021 season:
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3:30 PM EST
Kansas City, KS
7:00 PM EST
Daytona Beach, FL
UniFirst will serve as an associate sponsor of the No. 9 for all other races throughout the 2021 season. Click here to see the latest NASCAR Cup Series standings.
Prior to his fifth-place finish at Phoenix Raceway on March 14, NASCAR's Most Popular Driver took time to answer questions from fans. Hear what Chase had to say in the video below.
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Chase Elliott 2020 Highlights
2020 was a standout year for Chase, Hendrick Motorsports, and UniFirst Racing. Besides Chase’s iconic championship win, the 25-year-old completed the 2020 season with four other first-place finishes in addition to a victory at the popular NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Chase was also named NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver for the third consecutive season.
The No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE made its 2020 NASCAR debut on March 8 at Phoenix Raceway, with Elliott starting from the pole position and leading 93 laps en route to a top-10 finish. In July, he piloted the UniFirst Chevy to an exciting first-place finish and the $1 million grand prize at the popular NASCAR All-Star Race. In a rare feat, Elliott joined his father, Bill Elliott, as winners of the annual event.
The UniFirst Chevy’s final appearance in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series came on September 27 at the South Point 400 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Elliott and the No. 9 UniFirst team began the playoff race in the third spot, led the pack for 73 laps, and earned a Stage 2 victory.
Elliott ultimately cruised through much of the NASCAR playoffs, earning top-six finishes in five of his next six races. On November 8, Elliott made history by winning the 2020 Cup Series championship in Phoenix. The 24-year-old became the third-youngest driver in NASCAR history to earn the championship and, along with his father, joined Lee and Richard Petty and Ned and Dale Jarrett as the third father/son duo to earn NASCAR Cup titles.
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Chase has been on the professional racing scene since he was featured in Sports Illustrated at just 13 years old. After joining Hendrick Motorsports in 2011, the young driver proceeded to make appearances in the stock car touring series, the NASCAR Truck Series, and the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Elliott made his official NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2015, and he earned the league’s Rookie of the Year award the following season.
Since then, Elliott has been one of the sport’s most recognizable faces, and he’s backed up his popularity with consistent showings on the track:
- 2017: Ranked 5th, 12 top-five finishes, 560 laps led
- 2018: Ranked 6th, 3 wins, 11 top-five finishes, 325 laps led
- 2019: Ranked 10th, 3 wins, 11 top-five finishes, 601 laps led
- 2020: Ranked 1st, 5 wins, 15 top-five finishes, 1,247 laps led
Elliott also earned the coveted “Most Popular Driver” award in each of the past three years, replacing 15-time winner Dale Earnhardt Jr.