McDonald's To Sponsor Kyle Larson For Multiple NASCAR Races

2019 Season Marks A Decade Of Partnership With Chip Ganassi Racing

Scott Stiller
February 19, 2019 - 1:42 pm
No. 42 McDonalds Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Camaro

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McDonald's Golden Arches are going to be on the hood of Kyle Larson's No. 42 Chip Ganassi Camaro this weekend in Atlanta and for several other weekends this season.

"It's always great to announce a new partner, and it means a lot that one of our team's long-time partners will join me and No. 42 team this season," said Larson.  "Along with Credit One Bank, and now McDonald's, I'm pretty lucky to have the opportunity to represent some great brands."

McDonald's plans to be primary sponsor of Larson for multiple races in 2019 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.  Larson has sported the Golden Arches on six occasions in his NASCAR career as well as on his entry at the 33rd annual Chili Bowl Nationals, where Larson finished second in the feature event.

"I've enjoyed racing a few McDonald's cars over my career, and I'm looking forward to representing them on track this season," said Larson.  "We came close to a couple of wins with them last season, so hopefully we can get the Golden Arches back to victory lane this year."

McDonald's has been a partner of Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) for the previous nine seasons, primarily on the No. 1 driven by Jamie McMurray, who retired following Sunday's Daytona 500.  This weekend's paint scheme highlight's McDonald's current campaign featuring bacon on several of their classics: the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, and World Famous Fries.  The campaign begs the question, do Classics make bacon better, or does bacon make Classics better?

“It says a lot about our team, both on and off the track, that we will be celebrating 10 years of partnership with McDonald’s this coming season," said Team Owner Chip Ganassi.  "McDonald’s has been a great partner over the past nine seasons, and we are looking forward to what this season holds with Kyle as their driver. I am sure there will be plenty of exciting moments throughout the year.”

"McDonald's has enjoyed a partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing for nearly a decade and we are excited to continue that relationship with the No. 42 team and Kyle Larson in 2019," said John Lewicki, McDonald's Head of Global Alliances.  "Like Jamie McMurray previously, Kyle embodies many of the same qualities as a family man and a competitor that are important to McDonald's and we look forward to having him as an ambassador to our brand."

"In addition to me, there is also one family member in particular who is pretty excited to see McDonald's join Team Larson," joked Larson, referring to his 4-year-old son Owen.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the No. 42 McDonald's Chip Ganassi Racing Camaro race this Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.