UniFirst Chevy to Make Final 2020 NASCAR Appearance
The No. 9 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE driven by Chase Elliott will make its final appearance at this year's South Point 400 NASCAR stock car cup series at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday 27th September.
The fourth race of the Cup Series playoffs will be televised to a live audience on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) from 7pm EST.
UniFirst Corporation has served as the primary sponsor of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team for select races during the 2020 season.
Elliott last piloted the No. 9 UniFirst Chevy at the NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in July, taking home the checkered flag and the $1 million grand prize. Prior to that, the UniFirst Chevrolet made its 2020 debut on March 8 at Phoenix Raceway, with Elliott starting from the pole position and leading 93 laps en route to a top-10 finish.
Elliott completed the best regular season of his NASCAR Cup Series career in 2020, earning wins at Charlotte on May 28 and the DAYTONA Road Course on August 16, in addition to his win at the All-Star Race exhibition at Bristol. He ultimately finished the regular season with six stage wins and 10 top-five finishes.
Now in his fifth career postseason run, Elliott is currently placed 7th in the NASCAR Cup Series playoff standings with 2086 points, and says: "We’re looking forward to getting the UniFirst Chevy back on track at Las Vegas.
"Vegas is a track that that went pretty well for us earlier this season. Obviously, a lot has changed since then, but we’re ready to go. With this race being the first in the Round of 12, it’s important that we run well and get the green and white UniFirst Chevy up front on Sunday."
The South Point 400 serves as the fourth race of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and the first race in the Round of 12. Elliott led 70 laps and picked up two stage wins during his last visit to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in February. And, in 2019, he collected a fourth-place finish in September and a ninth-place result in March at the 1.5 mile track.
Explaining the decision to sponsor the series, Adam Soreff, UniFirst director of marketing and communications, says: "Chase has provided UniFirst, our 14,000 employee Team Partners, and our two million uniform wearers with so much excitement during the entire 2020 campaign.
"It is only appropriate that our partnership culminates with this key postseason race. We can’t wait to see what Chase has in store this Sunday while piloting our No. 9 UniFirst Chevy."
The 2020 NASCAR season marks the fourth year of UniFirst's multi-year partnership with 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports which was founded by Rick Hendrick in 1984. UniFirst is the Official Workwear Provider of Hendrick Motorsports, supplying work clothing and uniforms to the team, as well as to its sister company, Hendrick Automotive Group - the largest privately held retail automotive organization in the United States.