Sponsor joins SS Green Light Racing, Joe Graf Jr.

Z Grills will partner with Joe Graf Jr. for numerous NASCAR Xfinity Series races this season, SS Thumbs-up Racing revealed Friday.

The very first race for Z Grills on the vehicle will be March 13 at Phoenix Raceway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Z Grills to NASCAR and to our SS Green Light Racing team,” Graf stated in a declaration from the group. “Grilling at race tracks has always been a staple of the environment whether you are up close and personal with the race team or race fans bonding in the infield talking about their race track experience. I’m excited about all the levels we can make the partnership grow throughout the season.”

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Buffalo Expenses running back Antonio Williams, a financier in Graf’s racing profession, contributed in signing Z Grills.

“I’m stoked about Z Grills coming to NASCAR,” Williams stated in a declaration from the group. “I have been incredibly involved in the day-to-day process of putting this relationship together.”

The 22-year-old Graf enters this weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway 12th in the points after completing a career-high 11th on the Daytona oval and 20th on the Daytona roadway course.

He positioned 16th in the very first of 2 Xfinity races in 2015 at Miami and was 13th in the other race there.

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Sponsor signs up with SS Thumbs-up Racing, Joe Graf Jr. initially appeared on NBCSports.com

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.