WILMINGTON, Mass. () - The No. 24 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, driven by 20-year-old rookie of the year contender William Byron, will make its final appearance of the 2018 NASCAR season this Sunday, Oct. 21, in Kansas City, Kansas. The 400.5-mile, 267-lap race begins at 2 p.m. EDT and will be nationally televised on NBC.
UniFirst Corporation, a leading provider of customized work uniform programs, corporate attire, and facility service products to businesses throughout North America, continues its partnership for the 2018 NASCAR season with 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports. This year marks the second of an eight-year agreement with Hendrick Motorsports that names UniFirst as a primary sponsor of select races and a full-season associate sponsor of the No. 24 team through 2023.
UniFirst is the official workwear provider for Hendrick Motorsports and sister company Hendrick Automotive Group, which is the largest privately held retail automotive organization in the United States.
"We're all excited to see the UniFirst Camaro and William Byron get back onto the track for Sunday's race as this is the last race of the 2018 season for the UniFirst No. 24," said Adam Soreff, UniFirst's director of marketing and communications. "All in all, this has been an action-packed season and especially exciting watching our driver who is on pace to be named the 2018 rookie of the year."
Byron continues to lead the battle for NASCAR Cup Series rookie of the year honors after 31 races. He is coming off winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship and rookie of the year honors in 2017 – a season that included wins at Iowa, ISM Raceway, and the historic venues of Daytona and Indianapolis, where he became the youngest winner of a major race in the track's 108-year history.
"I'm looking forward to driving the UniFirst Chevy at Kansas," Byron said. "It's a good track – it's smooth and you can move around a lot. The day race will have more lap-time falloff, so that'll be fun. Hopefully we can build on some of the mile-and-a-half strength we've shown lately and have a good run."
Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) is a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniform and workwear programs, as well as the delivery of facility service programs. Together with its subsidiaries, the company also provides first aid and safety products, and manages specialized garment programs for the cleanroom and nuclear industries. UniFirst manufactures its own branded workwear, protective clothing, and floorcare products, and with 250 service locations, over 300,000 customer locations, and 14,000 employee Team Partners, the company outfits nearly 2 million workers each business day. For more information, contact UniFirst at 800.455.7654 or visit unifirst.com.
About Hendrick Motorsports
Founded by Rick Hendrick in 1984, Hendrick Motorsports has earned 249 points-paying race victories and a record 12 car owner championships in the premier NASCAR Cup Series. The organization fields four full-time Chevrolet teams on the Cup circuit with drivers Chase Elliott, William Byron, Jimmie Johnson and Alex Bowman. Headquartered in Concord, North Carolina, Hendrick Motorsports employs more than 600 people. For more information, please visit HendrickMotorsports.com or interact on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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