Melling to Sponsor Brian Keselowski at Michigan International Speedway
K-Automotive Motorsports has announced that Brian Keselowski will be back on the track in the No.92 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chevrolet, at Michigan International Speedway, on Sunday, June 19, 2011.
Melling Engine Parts is set to return as sponsor for Brian Keselowski's K-Automotive Motorsports No.92 Chevrolet at Michigan International Speedway. The Melling family has a long history in NASCAR starting when owner, Harry Melling of Melling Tool, sponsored Benny Parsons in 1979.
Mark Melling, CEO of Melling Engine Parts, said of its one-race sponsorship of the K-Automotive Chevrolet: "I am pleased to help out another racing family with Michigan Roots. We once had the Melling name on a K-Automotive Truck in Daytona and this opportunity to help out again was too good to pass up."
Keselowski said: "I am really excited about bringing the Melling name back into racing and honored to do it in the No. 92 as they used to. Hopefully this is a good sign in the right direction and I'm hopeful to have them on board with us more in the future."
Keselowski will also be leaving Dodge to go with Chevy. "As an owner I need to think of what is best for the team and the company," said Keselowski. "While I am not happy about parting ways with Dodge, I am looking forward to our new venture with Chevy."
The Melling team began in 1982 with driver Bill Elliott in the No.9 Ford that season.Throughout the years the Melling's have endured the ups and downs of racing with various drivers and sponsors and ultimately closed its doors on their No. 92 race team during the 2003 season and sold their shop to Arnold Motorsports.
For more information about Melling Engine Parts, visit www.melling.com.