Huntersville, N.C. (August 28, 2017) – Champion Machinery will be on board as a primary sponsor for the No. 83 Toyota Camry this weekend at Darlington Raceway for the Southern 500, and will return as primary sponsor again on October 8th for the Bank of America 500 in Charlotte. Champion Machinery will also join BK Racing as an associate sponsor on both the No. 23 and No. 83 for the remainder of the 2017 season. Gray Gaulding will drive the #83 Toyota Camry at Darlington Raceway.

“We are extremely proud and excited to rejoin BK Racing as well as establish their machine shop with state-of-the-art technology.” Said Dale Danahey President of Champion Machinery “We strongly believe that every race team should have their own machine shop to control the cost, quality and delivery of key racing components and gain an advantage in the increasingly competitive premier level of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.”

“I’m excited to make my first trip to ‘The Lady in Black’! Growing up my grandfather has always showed me pictures and told me stories about going to Darlington for the Labor Day weekend. Thank you to Champion Machinery for partnering with BK Racing and everyone for working hard to put this deal together.”

“Dale Danahey and Champion Machinery has been good friends of BK Racing for a number of years” BK Racing CMO Doug Fritz said “It’s exciting to have them on board with us for the remainder of the season.”

About Champion Machinery

Champion Machinery buys and sells name brand late model CNC lathes and mills.  Headquartered in Charlotte for over 15 years, Champion Machinery has long been recognized as an expert in Haas, DMG Mori, Mazak, Doosan, Okuma and most other brands of CNC equipment.  This is our third year as a proud full season sponsor in NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series.

About BK Racing

BK Racing is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Racing team headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. The team was founded in 2012 after owners Ron Devine and Wayne Press acquired Red Bull Racing. BK Racing’s staff of highly skilled mechanics and engineers fields the No. 23 & 83 entries in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as a Toyota Racing team. The 2017 season will be BK Racing’s 6th consecutive full-time season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Visit us at

Richmond Raceway
Richmond, VA

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