Starting this weekend at Michigan International Speedway, Takagi will debut as primary sponsor on Cole Whitt’s No. 44 Toyota Camry. Whitt and Takagi will then team up for Indianapolis (July 27th), Atlanta (August 31st), Texas (November 2nd) and the season finale at Homestead (November 21st).
“I am really excited to have Takagi’s support this season. They are a big attribute to my family’s business and I look forward to earning some good finishes for them in the Takagi Camry,” said Whitt.
This will not be the first time Takagi and Whitt have teamed up; Takagi sponsored Whitt’s No. 88 JR Motorsports entry last season at Phoenix International Speedway.
“We at Takagi are excited to partner with Cole Whitt again during the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide season,” said David Chisolm, Director of Marketing at Takagi. “Cole is a talented driver and is very capable of producing solid runs in the No. 44 Takagi Toyota Camry. Also, the fact that his family’s plumbing business uses our products every day, really makes us partners both on and off the track, so we’re happy about the dual partnership.”
TriStar Motorsports owner, Mark Smith said, “I greatly appreciate Takagi’s support in Cole’s racing career, he’s a very talented driver and I look forward to our partnership.”
Whitt’s partnership with Takagi couldn’t come at a better time; Whitt led 10 laps at Michigan last year and finished fourth.