UniFirst is a proud partner of Chase Elliott and Hendrick Motorsports

NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott driving the number 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
Chase Elliott drives the No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Hendrick Motorsports
 

UniFirst is a primary sponsor of NASCAR’s four-time Most Popular Driver and 2020 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 2022 NASCAR season marks the sixth year of UniFirst's multi-year partnership with Hendrick Motorsports, and it’s the third year that the company will serve as a sponsor of Elliott and the No. 9 team. During the first two years with Chase, he piloted the UniFirst Chevy to five top-10 results and three top-five finishes, including a high-profile win (and a $1 million grand prize) at the midseason All-Star race in 2020. Chase capped off that season winning NASCAR’s Cup Series Championship, and he returned to the Championship 4 during the 2021 campaign. Chase also finished each of the past four seasons as NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver (as voted by NASCAR fans).

The No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE will be hitting the pavement for two more NASCAR races during the 2022 season. The No. 9 UniFirst Chevy made its 2022 debut on March 13 at Phoenix Raceway. Chase led for 50 laps and finished second during the second stage of the race, leading to an 11th-place finish overall.

The new No. 9 UniFirst Chevy paint scheme will prominently feature the company’s distinctive signature green color and racing-inspired black and white contrasts. Refreshing and dynamic, the vibrant custom green designs are showcased throughout the exterior of the car. Elliott and the entire No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports race team will also sport fire suits that complement the new UniFirst car design and feature the company’s corporate color and logo.

In 2022, the newly designed “Next Gen” race cars have made their way onto the track for all NASCAR Cup Series teams. The UniFirst No. 9 has been upgraded to the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 design, which includes a number of visual and technological improvements. Aesthetically, the car features stylish new 18-inch aluminum wheels, a new aerodynamic hood, and a redesigned side skirt. Under the surface, NASCAR’s Next Gen car offers a new steel chassis, a reworked sequential transmission, a revised independent rear suspension, and an innovative refueling system. All together, they are the most noteworthy updates to NASCAR’s car designs in more than a decade.

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To see the No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE in action, tune in to the following races during the 2022 season:

Sunday, Mar 13
3:30 PM EST
Phoenix Raceway
Phoenix, AZ
Final Position
11th
Sunday, May 15
3:00 PM EST
Kansas Speedway
Kansas City, KS
Final Position
29th
Saturday, Aug 7
3:00 PM EST
Michigan International Speedway
Brooklyn, MI
Final Position
11th
 
 

UniFirst will serve as an associate sponsor of the No. 9 for all other races throughout the 2022 season. Click here to see the latest NASCAR Cup Series standings.

Prior to his race at Phoenix Raceway last season, NASCAR's Most Popular Driver took time to answer questions from fans. Hear what Chase had to say in the video below.

UniFirst Racing’s Chase Elliott took time to answer questions from fans prior to his race at Phoenix Raceway
 

UniFirst Racing Highlights

The UniFirst Chevrolet made its 2021 season debut on March 14 at Phoenix Raceway, the same track where Elliott clinched his 2020 Cup Series championship. NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver put on a show during the UniFirst Chevy’s season debut, rallying to finish in fifth place.

The second appearance of the 2021 campaign came in May at Kansas Speedway, with Chase earning another fifth-place finish. The car’s final appearance was in August at Daytona International Speedway, with Elliott adding another top-10 finish to his impressive resume.

2020 was also a standout year for Chase, Hendrick Motorsports, and UniFirst Racing. Besides Chase’s iconic championship win, 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.

 
 
No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
Chase Elliott
Chase Elliott driving the No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
The No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team
The No. 9 UniFirst Chevy, Chase Elliott, and the Hendrick Motorsports team
 
 

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
  • 2021: Ranked 4th, 2 wins, 15 top-five finishes, 952 laps led
 

Elliott also earned the coveted “Most Popular Driver” award in each of the past four years, replacing 15-time winner Dale Earnhardt Jr.

PRESS RELEASES

UniFirst No. 9 Chevrolet Driven by Chase Elliott to Make Second 2021 NASCAR Appearance on May 2

UniFirst No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Chase Elliott
The No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, driven by NASCAR's 2020 Cup Series champion Chase Elliott, will be hitting the track for its second appearance of the 2021 season at the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.
 

UniFirst No. 9 Chevrolet Driven by Chase Elliott to Make 2021 NASCAR Debut on Sunday, March 14

Chase Elliott to make 2021 NASCAR debut
UniFirst will be debuting the No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, driven by 2020 Cup Series Champion Chase Elliott at Phoenix Raceway. Elliott will be returning to Phoenix for the first time since November, when he earned his iconic 2020 championship.
 

UniFirst No. 9 Chevy’s New Paint Scheme Unveiled for the 2021 NASCAR Season

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports, has unveiled a revamped paint scheme for their UniFirst No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. The car will once again be piloted by defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott for three races during the 2021 season.
 

UniFirst No. 9 Chevy Driven by Chase Elliott to Make Final 2020 NASCAR Appearance on Sunday

Chase Elliot wins 2020 NASCAR Champion
The No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, driven by NASCAR's most popular driver, Chase Elliott, will make its third and final appearance of the 2020 season at the South Point 400 on Sunday, September 27, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 

Chase Elliott Drives UniFirst No. 9 Chevrolet to Victory Lane; Earns $1 Million Prize at NASCAR All-Star Race

Chase Elliot wins All-Star Race in his Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
UniFirst Corporation, in partnership with Hendrick Motorsports, celebrated NASCAR driver Chase Elliott's first-place finish while driving the No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE at the All-Star Race on July 15 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.
 

UniFirst No. 9 Chevrolet Driven by Chase Elliott to Make Second NASCAR Appearance

Chase Elliott to make second NASCAR appearance at the Bristol Motor Speedway
The No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, driven by NASCAR's most popular driver, Chase Elliott, will make its second appearance of the 2020 season at the NASCAR All-Star Race on Wednesday, July 15, at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.
 

UniFirst No. 9 Chevrolet Driven by Chase Elliott to Make NASCAR Debut in Phoenix

Hendrick Motorsports Driver Chase Elliot to Drive the UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
UniFirst will be debuting the all-new No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, driven by NASCAR's most popular driver, Chase Elliott, on Sunday, March 8, at Phoenix Raceway. The race begins at 3:30 p.m. EST and will be televised on FOX.
 

UniFirst Becomes a Primary Sponsor of NASCAR Driver Chase Elliott

Hendrick Motorsports Driver Chase Elliot to Drive the UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
UniFirst Corporation, in partnership with 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports, is unveiling a new car and driver for the 2020 season. Six-time Cup Series winner, Chase Elliott will be at the helm of the all-new No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE.
 
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