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Wendell Chavous Acquires Full-Time Sponsorship

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer

Wendell Chavous will return at Premium Motorsports, driving the No. 49 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, as announced by the team on Monday. But the news didn’t stop there, Chavous’ truck will have non-profit organization Sobriety Nation as his primary sponsor for all 23 races.

“I’m excited about the upcoming season and looking forward to representing Sobriety Nation at every race,” Chavous said. “They help a lot of people with addiction and if someone makes the call for help because they saw it on my truck, it will be real special.”

Sobriety Nation Founder and President Joe Testino said he’s looking forward having his company sponsoring Chavous.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with Wendell Chavous and Premium Motorsports in bringing awareness to the drug epidemic in the Unites States,” Testino said. “Sobriety Nation offers unbiased educational information for both suffering addicts and their loved ones, as well as, offers financial assistance to those who need help, but cannot afford the rising cost of in-patient treatment.”

After working together for 11 races last season, Brian Keselowski, Brad’s older brother, will remain in the pit box and make the calls for Chavous.

“I’m glad to have Brian as my crew chief again,” Chavous added. “We made a lot of progress last year and throughout the winter, so I believe we will keep getting better and build on that momentum.”

The duo began working together at Iowa Speedway June 23, 2017, finishing 17th. Three months later, the No. 49 truck crossed the line 14th at Las Vegas for their best effort.

Premium Motorsports will enter its fourth season in the Truck Series, its first with two full-time trucks on the grid.

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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 is a fan of Seattle sports, a music critic and a motivator who wants to impact people's lives.