The No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet Camaro will stand out from the crowd on the NASCAR trip to Los Angeles. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will showcase a bright yellow Food 4 Less/Slim Jim schedule at the Busch Light Clash Cup Series exhibition race on Feb. 6.
The NASCAR Cup Series team announced the news on Tuesday, January 25 with a press release. JTG Daugherty also showcased the bright yellow scheme with Food 4 Less graphics on the hood and Slim Jim graphics on the doors and rear. The choice to put the supermarket chain in the spotlight during the trip to the LA Memorial Coliseum is fitting given that Food 4 Less originated in Southern California.
“This year we have different Kroger flags on our Camaro depending on the market we are in, and for the race at the Colosseum it’s Food 4 Less,” Stenhouse said in a statement. “The Los Angeles-based grocer is committed to delivering fresh, affordable groceries throughout Southern California, and we look forward to putting on a good show for them. We are also proud to have Slim Jim on board for this race.”
The Busch Light Clash features two days of short course action at the LA Memorial Coliseum. The drivers will start training and qualifying for one car on Saturday 5 February. They will return to short track speed skating on February 6 for four qualifying races, two last chance qualifying races and the main event with 23 cars.
Food 4 Less was previously a member of another JTG Daugherty driver
The 2022 season will not be the first time Food 4 Less has been a key partner of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet. The supermarket chain has previously supported other members of the team.
A special example is AJ Allmendinger, who now drives for Kaulig Racing. He made multiple starts during the 2015 season with Food 4 Less on the JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet SS, including the trip to Fontana. The Dinger finished 34th in the #47 Scott Products/Food 4 Less/Kingsford/Bush’s Chevrolet on the maiden voyage to Southern California. Later in the season, he also worked with the Chicagoland Speedway supermarket chain.
Allmendinger again joined forces with Food 4 Less during the 2016 season. He represented the brand before the return to Fontana, qualifying 11th overall in the No. 47. Allmendinger went on to place the first of his nine top-10s with an eighth-place finish as Jimmie Johnson reached Victory Lane.
The No. 47 will have multiple new schedules for 2022
Stenhouse will continue to showcase Kroger as a primary partner, but he will also debut with multiple new additions while serving as the sole JTG Daugherty Racing driver for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season.
A new partner, SweetLeaf Sweetener Brand, will join the No. 47 team starting with the March 20 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the reconfigured Atlanta Motor Speedway. SweetLeaf is supposed to move to Stenhouse for other races in 2022, but the team has not specified the set number of dates.
In addition, Stenhouse will drive two races in the Irish Spring Body Wash Chevrolet in 2022 with the number 47. He will show the blue and green schedule for the first time during the season opening Daytona 500 on February 20. The brand will then return for the dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17.
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