YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Phantom Fireworks will sponsor a Nascar Xfinity Series racecar owned by Kaulig Racing for six races this summer, beginning with the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday.
The Phantom-sponsored car, driven by Ryan Truex, will appear in each Xfinity Series race through the July 6 race at Daytona International Speedway. Xfinity Series is the second-highest tier in Nascar.
“Phantom Fireworks is a great company to be partnered with,” said Kaulig Racing owner Matt Kaulig in a release. “The Zoldan family are great people and we are going to work well together. The atmosphere around the team is very excited and I think everyone is ready to see this Phantom Fireworks No. 11 Chevrolet out on the track. I couldn’t be prouder to introduce another Ohio-based company to the sport and I think it’s going to be a great marketing platform.”
Kaulig also owns Kaulig Capital, an investment company based in Hudson. Phantom Fireworks’ headquarters is in Youngstown.
“We share highly compatible company values which we feel will help strengthen this relationship for the future,” said Phantom Fireworks Vice President Alex Zoldan. “We have never been a part of NASCAR and the racing world so this is a new, thrilling step for us and we can’t wait for the Charlotte race.”
Kaulig Racing was founded in 2016 and has made the Nascar Xfinity Series playoffs in each of its first two seasons. Driver Ryan Truex is the younger brother of Martin Truex Jr., who won last year’s championship for Nascar’s highest division.
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