Fifth Third Bank announced today at Darlington Raceway that it renewed its primary sponsorship of the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford driven by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
The deal is for multiple years and continues a relationship between the parties that started in 2012.
“I’m so appreciative to continue racing with Fifth Third Bank on the car. It’s great to have partners who believe in the sport and are committed long-term to supporting the business of racing,” Stenhouse said in a team release.
Stenhouse qualified for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and has two wins on the season, both in Fifth Third livery.
Stenhouse will make his 173rd career Monster Energy Cup Series start at Darlington, where the No. 17 Fifth Third Ford features a throwback paint scheme inspired by a Darrell Waltrip 1997 paint scheme.
“It’s a privilege to continue our relationship with Fifth Third Bank,” Steve Newmark, president of Roush Fenway Racing, said in a release. “There are few sponsors in NASCAR who have as deep of an understanding of the industry and whose primary objective is to serve the well being of businesses and individuals in the sport.”