Catepillar has extended its sponsorship of the No. 31 Chevrolet SS driven by Ryan Newman.
“I am very pleased to announce the continuation of our partnership with Caterpillar and the No. 31 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,” said Richard Childress, President and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. “I am very fortunate to have met and interacted with so many Cat dealers, customers and equipment operators through the past six years. I am proud to be associated with Caterpillar. As much as they love racing and our passion for it, I also share their love of Cat equipment by using it at my property.”
“I am also thrilled to have Ryan Newman behind the wheel of the Caterpillar Chevy, knowing we have a chance to win just about any race in which he competes. Ryan has proven himself to be a world-class driver who can also relate to Caterpillar’s dealers and customers with his Indiana roots and down-home demeanor.”
The world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives began as a sponsor in NASCAR in 1993. They began to sponsor cars at the Sprint Cup Series level in 1997. Catepillar began sponsoring the No. 31 car in 2009 when Jeff Burton was behind the wheel of the car.