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Victory Lane Quick Oil Change to Sponsor Smithley’s Cup and Xfinity Rides

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer

Garrett Smitley will have a familiar sponsorship adorned in his NASCAR rides as Victory Lane Quick Oil Change returns as a primary sponsorship for three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and three Xfinity Series races this season.

The Michigan based company will be in Smithley’s Spire Motorsports No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for both Michigan races and at the fall Texas race in November. On the Xfinity side, it’ll be in his JD Motorsports’ No. 0 Camaro at Kentucky, the Charlotte Roval and Phoenix.

Additionally, Kendall Oil, Bucks Oil and Solid Start/True Brand will be on Smithley’s Cup car.

Smithley said he’s thrilled of having Victory Lane Quick Oil Change back in his Cup ride after sponsoring him in all three Cup races last season when he drove for both StarCom Racing (Michigan I and Kentucky) and Premium Motorsports (Michigan II).

“I’m looking forward to having Victory Lane Quick Oil Change on both my Cup and XFINITY cars this season, said Smithley. “Justin and Jim helped me achieve a lifelong goal last June when they sponsored my Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Michigan. I will be forever grateful for their investment in not only me, but our sport.”

“Their brand and NASCAR go hand and hand. I’m looking forward to continuing the energy and momentum that was created around the Victory Lane Racing program last year.”

Justin Cialella, President & CEO of Victory Lane Quick Oil Change, stated that with his company’s passion for cars, continuing helping Smithley was the best way to showcase their enthusiasm.

“As an automotive preventive maintenance retailer, it just makes sense to continue our partnership in NASCAR, and share our love of cars with fellow enthusiasts. It’s a truly engaging way to interact with our customers, franchisees, and employees to promote the Victory Lane Quick Oil Change brand,” said Cialella. “We are excited to continue our sponsorship of Garrett Smithley for the 2019 season.”

Smithley is coming off a season-best 12th-place result at Talladega in the Xfinity Series, where he currently sits 16th in points. On the Cup level, Smithley has raced three times this season with Spire at Atlanta, Fontana and Texas.

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From the Pacific Northwest, Luis is a University of Idaho graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Ever since watching the 2003 Daytona 500, being involved in auto racing is all he's ever dreamed of doing. He's also covered Idaho Athletics and high school football as both a writer and videographer. Additionally, he spent 2017 writing several racing columns as an independent journalist. Luis does video and photography, and is a fan of Seattle sports, a music critic and a motivator who wants to impact people's lives.