JR Motorsports and State Water Heaters, a leader in the water heating industry, announced today a new partnership between the organizations for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.
The company will sponsor the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro which will be driven by Jen Burton. Alsco and Ultimate Headers have also joined as associate partners for those same five races with JRM and Burton.
State Water Heaters has been involved with the Burton family since 2007 when they began partnering with Burton’s father, Ward. Later the company sponsored Burton’s NASCAR Truck Series debut in 2012.
“I’m very excited to continue my partnership with State Water Heaters and make the introduction between them and JR Motorsports,” said JRM driver, Burton. “State has been an amazing partner over the years and has become family – helping me from the very start of my career going back to Late Models. With JRM’s family-style environment, the partnership couldn’t be more perfect. I’m looking forward to this season together, adding Alsco and Ultimate Headers, and to getting State their very first victory as a primary sponsor.”
Burton first race in the No. 8 State Water Heaters Chevrolet will be at Texas Motor Speedway on March 30. The black, orange and blue Camaro will then return for races at Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 25), Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Sept. 7), Texas Motor Speedway (Nov. 2) and Homestead-Miami Speedway (Nov. 16).
“With ties to racing and the outdoors, the Burton family has always had a natural connection with our State Water Heaters wholesalers and contractors. Because of that connection, Ward and Jeb are great ambassadors for the State brand,” said Jeff Storie, director of marketing for State Water Heaters. “We’re excited that our 2019 partnership will include Jeb and Ward, and also add Dale Jr. along with JR Motorsports to the State family. It will be an exciting element for our customers, as well as for us. We look forward to seeing what Jeb can do on the track in JRM’s Chevys.”
Alsco has bee. Partnering with the Burton’s since 2016.
“After many years of being a Ward Burton fan, it was an easy decision to make, supporting Jeb in the No. 8. Add in JR Motorsports and that’s a trifecta win for Alsco,” said Jim Divers, director of sales and marketing for Alsco. “We look forward to a successful season and continuing to grow our relationship with Jeb and JR Motorsports beyond 2019.”