Roush Fenway Racing has announced it has lined up a new partner for driver Ryan Newman and his No. 6 Ford Mustang. Newman will be behind the wheel of the car for the 62nd annual running of the Daytona 500 that launches the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series. The new sponsor is Koch Industries and the company will make its debut as a sponsor of the No. 6 in the Busch Clash All-Star event happening on February 9th at Daytona International Speedway.
Newman has won the event before after a last lap pass in 2008. He says that winning the Daytona 500 is one of the biggest accomplishments of his racing career. Newman also says that “we have really fast superspeedway cars” and that the team would like nothing better than to kick off the season by putting the Koch Industries Ford into Victory Lane at Daytona.
Roush Fenway Racing has two wins at the Daytona 500 with former NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth taking the win in 2009 and 2012. Koch Industries says that is excited to sponsor Newman and Roush Fenway Racing in this year’s Daytona 500. The company notes that its business is to “continue to manufacture the things that make life better.” The company makes all sorts of products ranging from fuel to electronics to automotive sensors and more.
The 2020 Daytona 500 will mark Newman’s 19th start at the race. In the 2019 season, Newman finished 14th despite a late accident that forced him to cross the finish line with a severely damaged car. Newman has five top 10 finishes in the race in his career. The 2020 Daytona 500 will kick off on Sunday, February 16 at 2:30 PM ET. Recently Ryan Sparks was named crew chief for the No. 32 NASCAR Ford Mustang.
Source: Koch Industries