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Brown Heads to Atlanta with New Sponsor, Growing Optimism

Brandon Brown NASCAR Xfinity Series

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer

When the green flag drops for the Nalley Cars 250, Brandon Brown will have a new company on board his No. 68 Chevrolet Camaro SS.

Zero FG Energy, a new energy drink company makes its NASCAR debut as a sponsor in the Xfinity Series with Brown this weekend. The company joins TradetheChain.com as partners at Brandonbilt Motorsports this season. Zero FG is the latest in a number of companies that Brown has introduced to NASCAR.

“Coming back this weekend with a new partner shows how marketable we are, and NASCAR is, and that is huge.”zero fg 5 scaled

Zero FG Energy is already shipping orders to customers. The NASCAR community is already supporting the brand, as they do with other companies that enter the sport. Zero FG’s sponsorship at Atlanta comes at the newest track layout for the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

A reconfiguration over the off-season saw Atlanta Motor Speedway transformed from a 1.54-mile intermediate track to a 1.54-mile superspeedway. With the recent repave and reconfiguration, racing is expected to be single file with superspeedway speeds, possibly reminiscent of Michigan International Speedway. That will put emphasis on pit road and pit strategy as track position will be key.

“Based on the tire test that they did there, it’s going to race like a superspeedway,” admitted Brown. “But it’s a brand new repave. Everybody’s going to find speed down low. It’s the shortest way around the track. I have a hard time foreseeing two or three-wide racing there. There will be a lot of follow the leader.”

“I think the biggest effect is pit strategy and making sure that we’re hitting our marks. Everything’s going to be completely different. All of your timing lines for how hard you can enter pit road are going to change. We’re going to be going significantly faster off the corner coming to pit road under green.”zero fg 34 scaled

With Atlanta more like Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, Brown will rely on his superspeedway prowess. The Woodbridge, VA native has one victory, one top-five and seven top-10 finishes on superspeedways.

The Nalley Cars 250 is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 19, following the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

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Seth Eggert
Growing up in Northern New Jersey, Seth grew up in a family of NASCAR fans. He was always determined to have a career in the industry. While in college, Seth bought a subscription to iRacing. As an avid iRacer, Seth took an opportunity to start a journalism career at iRacingNews covering the iRacing.com IndyCar Open Oval Series. He spent four years at iRacingNews before moving towards coverage of motorsports in the real world. In 2016, Seth joined Tribute Racing, which then became Motorsports Tribune as a Staff Writer. That same year, he graduated from Mitchell Community College with an Associate’s Degree in History. He joined the Kickin’ the Tires team as a Staff Writer and eSports Editor in late 2019. When he is not writing or covering NASCAR or iRacing, Seth works at Mitchell Community College as an Administrator in their Mooresville campus tutoring center. He is also qualified to tutor up to 38 different classes ranging from Communications to History to Math to various electives.

2 thoughts on “Brown Heads to Atlanta with New Sponsor, Growing Optimism

    1. Hi Sophie, I am sorry you feel that way about Brandon. He is a really great person and works hard. Additionally, we have a media partnership with him and his team, so we don’t share those same sentiments. My biggest hope is the next time there is a Kickin’ the Tires logo on the hood of the No. 68 car, it’s parked in Victory Lane. If that happens, I am happy to buy you a drink of your choice. Jerry Jordan – Kickin’ the Tires – Editor/Owner

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