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Press release: Blue Ox to sponsor the No. 28 Jay Robinson Racing Chevrolet at Daytona

Kenny Wallace's No. 28 Jay Robinson Racing Chevrolet will be sponsored by Blue Ox in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Jay Robinson Racing)

Jay Robinson Racing

Daytona, FL (February 4, 2010) – Blue Ox is back! That’s a fact! Ready to Hook-em-up & Hitch-em-up on the Daytona International Speedway track! Jay Robinson Racing and Blue Ox Products jointly announced today that Blue Ox Products will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 28 driven by Kenny Wallace, in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday February 13 as part of NASCAR’s 2010 opening weekend in Daytona.

Blue Ox, of Pender, Neb., is a leading manufacturer of recreational vehicle and towing industry supplies and accessories. With the strong roots, and legacy, of Blue Ox tracing back 84-years to 1926, NASCAR teams and officials know well the excellence of Blue Ox vehicle accessories … from gooseneck hitches to weight distributing hitches, and … from towbars to track bars.

"We’re privileged to be the primary sponsor for Kenny Wallace and the No. 28", Jay Hesse, CEO of Blue Ox said. "Kenny has been a valued member and supporter of the RV industry and Blue Ox Products for several years. Vice President Ellen Kietzmann and I are thrilled to be able cultivate our long standing relationship with Kenny."

"We are thrilled to have Blue Ox on board as primary sponsor for the opening 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series weekend in Daytona," said Jay Robinson, owner of the team. "Blue Ox has been a valued partner to NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway for several years and we hope this race sponsorship will lead to continued opportunities with the leading recreational vehicle and towing company in the future.

"We have teamed in past seasons, and we are excited to have them join with us again this year. It will be great to have them partnered with Kenny Wallace behind the wheel in Daytona of our Blue Ox No. 28 Chevrolet."

"Our opening weekend is always an exciting, really competitive time, and I certainly will be backed by a solid company, in the Blue Ox No. 28," said Wallace. "It is always a pleasure to represent a well respected company like Blue Ox.

"Blue Ox has a longstanding reputation for producing quality hitches and tow bars from a first class quality organization. I will do my very best to ‘get hooked up’ while drafting in the No. 28 Chevy. I’d like to give the outstanding Blue Ox Company a good finish; and hopefully give them something to cheer about this opening weekend at Daytona."

JRR, Kenny Wallace and Team Blue Ox will get their first shot at the Daytona International Superspeedway on Thursday, with two Nationwide Series practice sessions. Qualifying is on schedule for Friday at 3p.m. with live coverage on ESPN2. This year’s Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 Daytona race begins at 1 PM Saturday, February 13 with pre-race coverage starting at Noon on ESPN.