Ryan Ellis Darlington Scheme
Ryan Ellis will run a throwback John Andretti scheme at Darlington. Image from Alpha Prime Racing.

Southern Elevator partners with Ryan Ellis at Darlington; running John Andretti throwback scheme

Ryan Ellis and Alpha Prime Racing are proud to announce that the Southern Elevator Company will be the primary sponsor of Ryan Ellis and the No.43 Chevrolet Camaro in the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday, September 2nd, 2023.

Not only will Southern Elevator debut as a primary sponsor in NASCAR, but they’ll do so with a big splash. The No.43 Southern Elevator Chevy will be running a special throwback scheme honoring John Andretti’s Cheerios/PopSecret Pontiac Grand Prix that Andretti raced for Richard Petty Enterprises in 2000.

Southern Elevator Company is a full-service elevator maintenance, repair, and modernization company serving North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. They previously announced a multi-race secondary sponsorship with the No.43 Chevy and Ellis, which included both races at Martinsville, Darlington, and Charlotte. Darlington will be their first race as a primary sponsor.

“It’s been really cool to see how quickly this partnership has grown,” said Ryan Ellis, the No.43 Southern Elevator Chevy Camaro driver. “We just started speaking with Southern Elevator earlier this year, and I’ve gotten to know their employees well. They have a phenomenal group of people there, and everyone seems excited about this partnership – both from the team side and Southern Elevators’. I hope we can give them a great run at Darlington and grow this partnership even more for 2024! It’s also extremely exciting to be running this scheme – especially in their debut. It’s one of the more iconic schemes from my childhood, and it means a lot to me to honor everyone involved with the original car this weekend.”

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Ryan and his team,” said Christopher Short, President of Southern Elevator. “Being partnered with the No.43 is phenomenal for Southern Elevator and aligns with our brand. We are happy to have him on our “We are Southern” team.

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