Gaunt Bros. & Kennington Enter Phoenix Cup Race

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D.J. Kennington and Gaunt Brothers Racing have entered this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at ISM Raceway. (NASCAR photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Gaunt Brothers Racing will enter their first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event on a track other than Daytona Int’l Speedway when they field the No. 96 Toyota for D.J. Kennington during Sunday’s Ticket Guardian 500 at Arizona’s ISM Raceway.

Kennington’s car will feature the livery of longtime sponsor Northern Provincial Pipelines for the fourth race of the season.

Sunday will mark the second start for the Gaunt Brothers and for Kennington this season, after combining for a 24th-place finish during the season-opening Daytona 500 in February.

That result served as Kennington’s best career Cup Series finish to-date, topping his 26th-place result last year in the fall race at ISM.

“It’s an honor to once again partner with D.J. and join forces with a reputable Canadian company in Northern Provincial Pipelines,” said team owner Marty Gaunt. “We look forward to a successful weekend both on and off the track with N.P.P.”

Kennington is a two-time champion and 19-time race winner in NASCAR’s Canada-based Pinty’s Series. Eleven of his 63 career starts in NASCAR’s three national divisions have come at ISM.

“I’m thrilled to be back with GBR, in the Northern Provincial Pipelines Toyota Camry, at a track I really enjoy,” said Kennington. “Last month in Daytona was a tremendous experience. I got my best Cup finish to date, and now I’m looking for more.”

CREDIT: Gaunt Brothers Racing

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