A press conference was held at Kentucky Speedway by newly signed driver Dakoda Armstrong and his ThorSport Racing Team to reveal the paint scheme and sponsors that will beautify his No. 98 Chevy Silverado for seven races in 2011 and the full season in 2012. Ferrellgas and Agrisure Viptera will be the main sponsors of the truck, with Drive For Savings as an associate.
Armstrong said after the pronouncement that, “I’m really excited about joining ThorSport Racing and I can’t wait to get to my first race at Iowa. It’s an honor to drive for a team that has so much history and success like ThorSport, and I’m looking forward to continuing that success. A big thanks to Ferrellgas, Agrisure and Drive For Savings for making this happen, because I wouldn’t be here with this opportunity without them.”
David Pepper, Team manager and Matthew LaNeve, Vice President of Motorsports Partnerships, as well shared their feelings with the media in support of ThorSport Racing:
“ThorSport Racing is pleased with the recent expansion of our organization and the addition of Dakoda Armstrong and our third team. It’s an exciting time for us as we’re putting the finishing touches on our new state of the art facility, as well as welcoming Dakoda as a rookie to drive our No. 98 Chevy Silverado. He’s a great talent and he will have all the tools he’ll need to succeed.”
LaNeve added, “Creating new partnerships with sponsors during tough economic times like this is something ThorSport is really proud of. Ferrellgas, Agrisure Viptera and Drive For Savings are all really great organizations that have given Dakoda the support to be where he is today, and we can’t wait to represent them proudly on the track.”
The Indiana-native will try his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series beginning next weekend at Iowa Speedway, where he had a prior experience throughout his 2010 Rookie of the Year campaign in the ARCA Racing Series offered by Menards.