Races  that Can-Am is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2017
Daytona, Duels - 2/23
Atlanta - 3/5, w/Kappa
Races [?] that Keen Parts / Corvetteparts.net is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2017:
Contract Status: Driver: 2017; Primary Sponsors: Can-Am: 2018; others: ?
E.J. Wade Foundation to Sponsor Go Fas Racing in Daytona 500: Go Fas Racing announced that the E.J. Wade Foundation will be debuting as the primary sponsor of the #32 Ford in the Daytona 500. The E.J. Wade Foundation, founded by Jeff and Janet Wade, is a public 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focusing on rheumatoid arthritis patient assistance, aid for the people of Niger, Africa, as well as disaster preparedness relief across the United States. Each pillar of philanthropy represents a deep personal meaning for the Wade family. The E.J. Wade Foundation will continue to encompass all three tenants of the elder foundations, adding a fourth focus: community partnerships.
"Obviously it's great to have E.J. Wade come with me to Go Fas Racing," DiBenedetto said. "But it really means so much to me to have a foundation so close to Mr. and Mrs. Wade's heart on our racecar. The foundation does so many great things for people in need and it's a great honor to have them with our No.32 team. We hope to be able to raise awareness and money for all of these great causes while continuing to grow their business."
"My family and I are excited to be sponsoring Matt DiBenedetto through Go Fas Racing this year," said Jeff Wade, President of E.J. Wade Construction. "The Lord has blessed us throughout the years and we are glad to be able to pass that blessing on. It has been a privilege to get to know Matt and wish him well during this upcoming NASCAR season."
"I'm really glad to have Jeff and Janet with the E.J. Wade Foundation on board for the Daytona 500 this year," said Archie St. Hilaire, owner of Go Fas Racing. "From helping kids in Africa, to disaster relief here in the United States, as well as rheumatoid arthritis, which is prevalent here in the northeast where I'm from, we look forward to being a platform for both Jeff and Janet to get the message out about all the great things that their foundation does."
As in years past, Go Fas Racing's #32 Ford will be undertaking an overnight makeover from the E.J. Wade Foundation's colors of purple and white, to Can-Am's familiar yellow and black during Thursday night's Can-Am duels. Once the Can-Am duels have been completed, DiBenedetto's Ford will return back to representing the E.J. Wade Foundation for the rest of the Daytona 500 weekend.(Go Fas Racing), see image of the scheme on the #32 Team Schemes page (2-9-2017)
Ryan Ellis joins GoFas...as PR rep: Ryan Ellis made 24 starts across NASCAR's three national series last year, another young driver trying to stay alive in the sport by jumping into whatever ride he could. But Ellis, tired of waiting for his big break and facing another exhausting season of trying to chase sponsorship, realized it might be best to take a year off from driving, then reset and try again in 2018. His job for this season, though, is perhaps unprecedented for a driver who raced in the NASCAR Cup Series as recently as November. Ellis is now the public relations representative for Matt DiBenedetto, who joins GoFas Racing's #32 car this season. "It's just so hard to claw and scratch and still be able to pay the bills halfway through a season," Ellis said this week in between shuttling DiBenedetto to various stops on the NASCAR Media Tour. "I've been able to do it the last couple years, but it just takes such a burden on you." That's no exaggeration; Ellis has taken side jobs like working at the Richard Petty Driving Experience and even mopping floors at a BMW dealership to make ends meet. So the opportunity to try his hand at PR - which comes with a steady salary - was too good to pass up, especially while working with a good friend. "(Finding a ride) is only getting harder," Ellis said. "With the self-funded drivers or the drivers who know the right people, you're just not going to get one of these opportunities without money. I need to pay the bills, so I've just got to accept it and do all I can."(JeffGluck.com)(1-28-2017)
Gene Nead to serve as crew chief at Go Fas: Gene Nead will assume crew chief duties for the #32 Ford Fusion in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the 2017 season. "I'm excited to be joining the Go Fas Racing team," Nead said. "I've enjoyed working with Matt the last couple of seasons and I'm really looking forward to working with the rest of the guys on our No. 32 Ford team." Nead, a veteran crew chief, brings to GFR more than 20 years of crew chief experience in NASCAR's top-three series' and has accumulated 9 wins, 66 top-five finishes, and 11 poles. Last year, he served as crew chief of the #83 at BK Racing, where he worked with Matt DiBenedetto, and together they earned their best ever finish of sixth place at Bristol Motor Speedway.(Go Fas Racing)(1-20-2017)
Charters change hands; Petty down to one team? UPDATE: Interviewed on SiriusXM NASCAR radio Thursday afternoon, Go Fas owner Archie St. Hilare said the #32 team has leased the charter from Richard Petty Motorsports' #44 team for the 2017 season. Furthermore, Go Fas has leased the #32 team charter for next season to Wood Brothers Racing's #21 team.
The moves will guarantee #21-Ryan Blaney and Wood Brothers make every race next season.
Per ESPN.com's Bob Pockrass, "By leasing #32 charter to Wood Brothers, Go FAS likely makes sure charter isn't bottom 3 for 3 consecutive yrs (can be revoked if so)".
In addition, St. Hilare says Go Fas has obtained 6 cars from Richard Petty Motorsports for next year.
While nothing has been officially announced, the moves appear to show that Richard Petty Motorsports will contract back to a single car team next season with #43-Aric Almirola.(12-15-2016)
UPDATE: Statement from Brian Moffitt, CEO Richard Petty Motorsports: "At the conclusion of the 2016 season, we evaluated how to best improve our on-track product. We feel that it's in the best interest of our partners and for Richard Petty Motorsports to focus our resources on the No. 43 Ford Fusion and Aric (Almirola) in 2017. A concentrated effort on one team will position us for improvement while giving us adequate time to reestablish our two-car team in 2018. For the interim, we will lease one of our two charters."(Richard Petty Motorsports)(12-16-2016)
DiBenedetto to drive for Go Fas: Go Fas Racing announced that Matt DiBenedetto will pilot the #32 Go Fas Racing Ford for all 36 scheduled events in NASCAR's Premier Series during the 2017 season. DiBenedetto comes to GFR after completing two full seasons in NASCAR's Premier Series where he tallied 68 starts and a season-best finish of sixth place at Bristol Motor Speedway in Spring of 2016. "I am very excited to join Go Fas Racing for the 2017 season! We have a great group of people that I am very excited to work with this season! I am thankful for the opportunity and I look forward to representing the team and sponsors to the best of my ability!" said DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing is looking forward to the opportunity to focus on having one driver in the seat for all 36 scheduled races since its inception into the series in 2014. Can-Am/Kappa, Keen Parts, Visone RV, Really Cheap Floors and many more familiar faces will yet again don the #32 Go Fas Racing Ford.(Go Fas Racing)(12-15-2016)
Jeffrey Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte will not return to Go Fas: There will be a new face in the #32 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2017. Jeffrey Earnhardt will not be back in the Ford ride next year, according to team owner Archie St. Hilaire. "Jeffrey won't be back," St. Hilaire told Frontstretch. "We really want to focus on one driver for the year. We're talking to several parties, but that's our goal. We've been doing this for four years with multiple drivers. Our goal is to find one driver. If we have to, we'll find two, but not four or five. It's time to move the program up." Primary sponsor Can-Am has announced they have extended their deal with Go Fas Racing for the next two seasons, with 13 races as a primary sponsor. "A couple of goals we have for next year is to run better, have an affiliation with another Ford team that we're talking to and hoping the whole team can step it up," St. Hilaire said. "We're talking to both of them (Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing), but we'll be affiliated with a team next year." The No. 32 team finished 38th in owner points, the lowest of teams with a charter. NASCAR has the option to revoke a team's charter if it is one of the bottom three teams with a charter for three straight seasons. Bobby Labonte will not return to the #32 car for the team after longtime Go Fas Racing sponsor C&J Energy Services owner Josh Comstock died in early March, which meant the company would no longer sponsor his efforts during the four plate races.(Frontstretch)(11-24-2016)
Go Fas Racing looking at options for 2017: "Let's face it, anybody in the bottom three is exploring all their options right now,'' car owner Archie St. Hilaire said. St. Hilaire's Go Fas Racing team ranks last in the standings among charter teams. He seeks a partnership. He is willing to lease his charter and partner with another chartered team if that will help his team grow. If a chartered team finishes in the bottom three among the 36 chartered teams in the owner standings three consecutive years, NASCAR has the right to remove that charter. Although the first year with this system isn't yet complete, teams aren't waiting to act. St. Hilaire said he hopes to have an idea in the next month what direction he'll go.(NBC Sports)(10-22-2016)
BRP renews Can-Am NASCAR #32 Go Fas Racing sponsorship: BRP's Can-Am brand will be present on the NASCAR circuit for the next two years through its collaboration with the GoFAS #32 NASCAR Sprint Cup series racing team, in association with the Kappa and Cyclops Gear brands. The sponsorship was renewed for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The agreement provides BRP's Can-Am brand with the opportunity to sponsor 36 races, 13 as primary sponsor. "BRP's successful experience to date on the NASCAR circuit in 2016 has been an important asset in our North American growth plan for the Can-Am brand," said Anne Bélec, SVP Global Brand, Communications and PAC at BRP. "It has helped the brand gain greater visibility through NASCAR's millions of North American spectators annually, and get closer to our consumers and their riding communities." The sponsorship includes four title races - the Can-Am Duel at Daytona and the Can-Am 500 in Phoenix for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series in the U.S., and the Can-Am 200 in Toronto and Les 50 tours Can-Am in Trois-Rivières on the NASCAR Pinty's circuit in Canada.(BRP PR), Jeffrey Earnhardt has driven the #32 Ford in 10 races in 2016, six of the races with Can-Am as the primary sponsor. No word if Earnhardt will return in 2017. Patrick Carpentier drove the car at Sonoma and Indy with Can-Am as the sponsor. Other drivers who have driven the #32, with different sponsors this season: Bobby Labonte(3) Boris Said(1), Eddie MacDonald(1), Joey Gase(3) and Jeb Burton(2).(8-17-2016)
Boris Said back in Cup car at Watkins Glen: Boris Said will drive the #32 Genesee Beer Ford in Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International (he qualified ). It's his first NASCAR start of the 2016 season, but 16th career green flag at The Glen where he has often been tabbed to lead a team's road racing effort. His best finish is third in 2005. He won the pole here in his first-ever XFINITY Series start in 1998 driving a car owned by former Cup driver Jimmy Spencer. Twice he finished fourth including last year for Joe Gibbs Racing. "It's crazy for me because I still love driving, but I'm almost 54," Said said. "I keep thinking I'm going to retire, but ..." he said smiling and putting his hands up. "I have no hope to win, but it's still fun to drive. It's still better than watching it on TV and this is one of my favorite places to come, the track, the people, Seneca Lodge, the whole thing." After his drive at Watkins Glen, Said is set for some sports car racing in Europe and will start the Monterey Motorsports Reunion, a historic car race driving one of his former Corvette racer. And, he said, there's a chance he may make an XFINITY Series start. Said also owns BMW and Volkswagon dealerships in his home state of California and his K1 Speed indoor go-kart track franchise recently opened its 34th facility.(in part from NASCAR.com)(8-7-2016)
Boris Said driving for Go Fas at Watkins Glen: Boris Said will return to pilot the #32 Genesee Brewing Company Ford Fusion at Watkins Glen International in August. Said has 51 starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from 1999-2015. The Carlsbad, CA native has 15 NSCS starts at Watkins Glen including two top-ten finishes, one top-five finish and a best finish of third which came in 2005. Rochester, NY-based Genesee Brewing Company has agreed to once again sponsor Go Fas Racing and Boris Said. The #32 Ford Fusion features a design inspired by Genesee's heritage that was first introduced in 2015. "I'm always excited when it comes to racing at Watkins Glen," said Boris Said. "Not only is Watkins Glen one of my favorite race tracks anywhere in the world, I just love the area, the fans, the food and everything about it! Being able to represent Genesee is a huge honor, so hopefully I can put on a good show for them."(Go Fas Racing)(7-29-2016)
Jeb Burton in the #32 at Pocono with Erie Insurance sponsorship: Go Fas Racing announced that Erie Insurance will be a primary partner on the #32 Ford Fusion for this weekend's event at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA. Halifax, VA native Jeb Burton will pilot the #32 Erie Insurance Ford Fusion. Burton has 29 career starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, including three starts at Pocono Raceway. According to A.M. Best Company, Erie Insurance Group, based in Erie, Pennsylvania, is the 10th largest homeowners insurer and 12th largest automobile insurer in the United States based on direct premiums written and the 15th largest property/casualty insurer in the United States based on total lines net premium written. The Group, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, has more than 5 million policies in force and operates in 12 states and the District of Columbia.(Go Fas Racing), see images of the car on the #32 team paint schemes page.(7-28-2016)
Jeb Burton unsure of future plans: In the wake of sponsorship issues that have curtailed his NASCAR XFINITY Series appearances for Richard Petty Motorsports, Jeb Burton is happy for a one-race opportunity to help establish a baseline for the #32 GoFas Racing Ford, which has been driven this year by Jeffrey Earnhardt. Beyond this weekend at Pocono, however, future rides for Burton are uncertain. "Getting back over here on the Cup side will be fun," Burton said on Friday at Pocono. "I thank GoFas Racing for giving me the opportunity to come out here and try to improve their program a little bit. Right now, this is all I'm going to do. I'll run here, and I'm not sure what the rest of the season holds for me."(NASCAR Wire Service)(6-4-2016)
Patrick Carpentier driving 2 races for Go Fas Racing: Go Fas Racing announces that Patrick Carpentier will pilot the #32 Can-Am, Kappa, Cyclops Ford Fusion at Sonoma Raceway in June, and at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July. Carpentier has 40 starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from 2007-2011. The Ville LaSalle, Quebec native has 2 NSCS starts at Sonoma with a best finish of 11h in 2009, and one start at Indianapolis where he finished 18th.
"Even if I say that I'm retired, I could not miss the opportunity to drive in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, especially on circuits as interesting as those of Sonoma and Indianapolis," said Patrick Carpentier. "I'm really happy to wear the colors of Can-Am, Kappa, and Cyclops Gear because I love to use their products."
"We are very happy with the choice of drivers made by our partner, Archie St.Hilaire of Go FAS Racing," said José Boisjoli President and CEO of BRP. "The decision to entrust the wheel of the Can-Am/Kappa/Cyclops Gear Ford Fusion #32 to Patrick Carpentier for the races in Sonoma and Indianapolis, pleases us very much."(Go Fas Racing)(4-22-2016)
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