Trackhouse Racing’s partnership with Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge has not been a wonder.
After sponsoring Daniel Suarez’s No.99 Chevrolet this season at the Nashville Superspeedway, the beloved Music City honky-tonk will once again support Suarez in six NASCAR Cup Series races next season.
These races include the Daytona 500 that opens the season on February 20, the two races at Bristol Motor Speedway, the two races at Talladega Superspeedway and Nashville Superspeedway.
Tootsie’s No. 99 will also feature the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation, as well as the âOle Redâ brand of Opry Entertainment, to promote the city’s hospitality and tourism industries.
Wednesday’s announcement further strengthens Trackhouse Racing’s ties with Middle Tennessee.
Justin Marks, co-owner of the team alongside world music star Pitbull, said in June he hoped to relocate the team to Nashville by 2023.
The team’s parent company, Trackhouse Entertainment Group, is already based in the Nashville suburb of Franklin, Tennessee.
âA Tootsie car on the streets of Nashville and in the Daytona 500. It doesn’t get much better,â Marks said in a statement. “We are also grateful to the Nashville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Opry Entertainment for joining us in 2022. We will definitely be part of the Nashville team.”
âWe have enjoyed our relationship with Tootsie’s since they joined us this summer and both parties wanted to expand the program in 2022,â Marks continued. “They saw the power of NASCAR and we saw the fan reaction to Tootsie on our race car.”
Suarez wore the Tootsie’s colors in seventh place this season at the Nashville Superspeedway. It was one of four top 10s he had in 2021.
Next season, Suarez will be joined by Ross Chastain as Trackhouse Racing expands its program to two cars following its purchase of NASCAR operations from Chip Ganassi Racing.
âIn June, we had so much fun with Tootsie’s in Nashville, so I can’t wait to have a lot more Tootsie’s in 2022,â SuÃ¡rez said in the same release. “Nashville is such a fun city and it will be an honor to spread the word across the country.”
– Track races (@TeamTrackhouse) December 1, 2021