Hunt Brothers Pizza, the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry, announced a major expansion of its partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), the championship-winning NASCAR team and its driver, Kevin Harvick.
From its booth inside the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Hunt Brothers Pizza unveiled the No. 4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford Mustang Harvick will drive in select Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in 2019.
This endeavor marks the latest evolution in a partnership that began in 2008 when Hunt Brothers Pizza made its initial foray into NASCAR with Haas CNC Racing, the precursor of SHR. Known for its offering of all toppings at no extra charge, the convenience store pizza brand then joined Harvick in 2010 at his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, Kevin Harvick Inc. It is a relationship that has grown since, with Hunt Brothers Pizza pairing with Harvick at SHR in 2014, first serving as an associate sponsor on his No. 4 machine before transitioning to a full primary sponsorship for select NASCAR Xfinity Series when SHR debuted its Xfinity Series program in 2017. Harvick carried Hunt Brothers Pizza to victory lane earlier this year at Atlanta Motor Speedway when he won the Atlanta 250 on Feb. 24 to notch SHR’s second Xfinity Series win and first of 2018.
“We’ve enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Stewart-Haas Racing and Kevin Harvick from the very beginning,” said Scott Hunt, Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Brothers Pizza. “We find great value in the relationship and have seized the opportunity to move from a major associate partner of the No. 4 Ford to a full primary partnership where the green, red and white colors of Hunt Brothers Pizza will be seen from bumper to bumper on Kevin’s 2019 Ford Mustang.”
The 2019 season will mark the 10-year anniversary of Hunt Brothers Pizza and Harvick.
“The folks at Hunt Brothers Pizza make great pizzas and are great partners,” said Harvick, the 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion. “I’m proud of my longstanding relationship with Hunt Brothers Pizza and appreciate their commitment to Stewart-Haas Racing and the No. 4 team. We work hard to provide their team members and customers an unmatched experience on and off the racetrack.”
The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season kicks off with the 61st annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 17 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway with live television coverage provided by FOX.
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