Whelen Sponsoring NASCAR Euro Series
BLOIS, France – NASCAR, Whelen Engineering and Team FJ have announced a long-term partnership represented by the launch of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, the new name of the NASCAR European touring series.
The entitlement sponsorship deal is effective immediately and is through 2019. The first event under the new NASCAR Whelen Euro Series name will be July 6-7 at France’s Tours Speedway.
“This is a landmark day for the series,” said Jerome Galpin, general manager of Team FJ, which owns and operates the European-based series. “Whelen’s support of NASCAR at every level is exemplary and to have them on board with the Euro Series brings another level of prestige and support to the series.”
The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series organizes unique championship auto racing events in Europe with well-known circuits.
In addition, Team FJ’s alliance with the tyre manufacturer, Michelin, ensures the development of the series for years to come. The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series has secured contracts with prestigious circuits for several seasons, while several other projects in an advanced stage are being finalized.
Agreements are in place with Motor Sport Vision, owner of Brands Hatch (England); Tours Evenements, promoter of the Tours Speedway (France); and the Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia (Spain).
This concept, like the event on the Tours oval last year and the American Speedfest at Brands Hatch in June, has enjoyed enormous popular success. The weekends appeal to spectators of all ages. The spectacular races, exhibitions of historic and prestigious US-based stock cars, and varied activities in the Fan Zone that provides unparalleled interaction between drivers and their teams and the public, are all ingredients which have won over fans throughout the world.