Mooresville, NC (December 3, 2018) – Obaika Racing is excited to announce that Tanner Berryhill will be the full-time driver of the No. 97 Toyota Camry for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season. Berryhill made the announcement live on SIRIUS XM NASCAR (Channel 90) on “Late Shift” with hosts Brad Gillie and Brad Daugherty.
Obaika Racing and Berryhill will kick off the 2019 season by making their first attempt at the iconic Daytona 500 on February 17th at Daytona International Speedway.
“Tanner is a very intelligent and motivated young man, and I am very excited to what he can accomplish during his rookie season,” said team owner, Victor Obaika. “The Obaika Racing team is working hard through the winter to put fast cars on track next year, and I have every confidence that Tanner is going to work hard to improve every race and get the most out of our equipment. 2019 is going to be a great year for this team.”
Berryhill made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2018 with Obaika Racing, competing in the final two races of the season at ISM Raceway (Phoenix, AZ) and Homestead-Miami Speedway. He has made 40 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in previous years.
“I am very thankful for the opportunities that Victor Obaika, the whole race team, and our partners are giving me, and I’m looking forward to making the most of it” said Berryhill. “It’s a dream come true to be racing full-time again, and I’m excited to see this program continue to grow. Thank you to everyone who made this possible, and I’ll see you in Daytona!”
Sponsors and crew chief for the No. 97 MENCS car will be announced in the coming weeks.
Mooresville, NC (November 14, 2018) – Tanner Berryhill and Obaika Racing are planning to close out the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season on a high note. Berryhill will pilot the No. 97 Brand South Africa Toyota Camry in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, November 18th, 2018.
Brand South Africa was established in August of 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa, and to promote the country’s booming tourism industry.
Space Grill will continue to be on board as an associate sponsor. As part of their partnership, Obaika Racing and Space Grill are offering fans the chance to join the team at Homestead-Miami Speedway or any 2019 NASCAR race of their choice. Fans of team can not only be able to purchase a Space Grill at a race team discount, but their purchase also includes an exclusive race weekend experience. The race weekend experience will include all-access passes to the garage and pit road, as well as lunch with the Obaika race team at the team hauler and a meet-and-greet with the driver. Visit the team website to for details.
Berryhill made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut last Sunday finishing in 31st place in the Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway. He has made 40 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, including one at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“I’m excited end the 2018 season driving for Obaika Racing,” said Berryhill. “I’m so thankful to Victor Obaika (Team Owner) for the opportunities he’s given me this year, and to Brand South Africa and Space Grill for continuing their support. I’m eager build on what we accomplished last weekend in Phoenix.”
The Ford EcoBoost 400 will get the green flag at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday on NBC.
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Brand South Africa was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa. At that time, the world was unsure about what to think of South Africa, with many different messages being sent out by various sources. This did very little to build the country’s brand and it was evident that to attract tourism and investment there was a need to co-ordinate marketing initiatives to make them more effective. This led to the creation of Brand South Africa, whose main objective is the marketing of South Africa through the Brand South Africa campaign. There are many benefits to having a consolidated brand image, with the most important being that a consistent Brand South Africa message creates strategic advantages in terms of trade and tourism for the country in an increasingly competitive marketplace. To learn more, visit www.brandsouthafrica.com
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Mooresville, NC (November 7, 2018) – Tanner Berryhill will once again join Obaika Racing, this time making his 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, AZ. Berryhill will pilot the No. 97 Toyota Camry with Excel Therapies and VroomBrands on board as co-primary sponsors in the Can-AM 500 on Sunday, November 11th, 2018.
Excel Therapy prides itself in providing quality, physical therapy services to the great state of Oklahoma – home state of Berryhill.
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“I’m so excited to be racing for Obaika Racing again, and to be in the Cup Series is just incredible,” said Berryhill. “I’m so thankful to Victor Obaika (Team Owner) for the chance to race his car, and to Excel Therapy and VroomBrands for the support. I’m so excited to work along with the team this weekend!”
The Can-Am 500 will get the green flag at 12:20 p.m. PT (2:20 p.m. ET) Sunday on NBC.
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Mooresville, NC (October 31, 2018) – Obaika Racing announced today that David Starr will pilot the No. 97 Toyota Camry in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
A veteran driver in racing, Starr has made over 400 starts across NASCAR’s top three series with four wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. This will be Starr’s fifth time entering a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, home track to the Houston native.
“I’m excited to be racing at Texas Motor Speedway in the No. 97 Toyota,” said Starr. “This is a very special opportunity for me because it’s my home track. I’m thankful to Victor (Obaika, team owner) for giving me this chance.”
Space Grill will continue to be on board as an associate sponsor. As part of their partnership, Obaika Racing and Space Grill are offering fans the chance to join the team at any other upcoming NASCAR race of their choice. Fans of team can not only be able to purchase a Space Grill at a race team discount, but their purchase also includes an exclusive race weekend experience. The race weekend experience will include all-access passes to the garage and pit road at Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of their choice in 2018 or 2019, as well as lunch with the Obaika race team at the team hauler and a meet-and-greet with the driver. Visit the team website to for details.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. CT (2:00 a.m. ET) followed by qualifying at 6:00 p.m. CT (7:00 p.m. ET) on Friday. There will be two more practice sessions on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. CT (12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. ET). The AAA Texas 500 will get the green flag at 2:00 p.m. CT (3:00 p.m. ET) Sunday on NBCSN.