SALT LAKE CITY — May 23, 2023 —Alsco Uniforms is the worldwide leader in providing rental laundry services for linen, workwear uniforms and facility services to many customers including restaurants, healthcare, automotive industry, and industrial facilities. Alsco Uniforms is proud to be the primary sponsor of the No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Austin Hill for Richard Childress Racing (RCR) in the Alsco Uniforms 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, May 27 and the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driven by Kyle Busch, also for RCR, in the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, May 28 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.
Alsco Uniforms backing of Hill for the Alsco Uniforms 300 marks the 10th consecutive year of the company's partnership with RCR for this event. Furthermore, Alsco Uniforms is honored to celebrate eight consecutive years as the title sponsor of one of the marquee races, the Alsco Uniforms 300, on the NASCAR Xfinity Series calendar at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Weekend.
"I haven't checked the Vegas odds, but I believe Alsco Uniforms has to be the favorite to have back-to-back Victory Lanes at the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup races at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 27 and 28," said Honorary Starter Ben Fox and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Alsco Uniforms. "With Austin Hill driving for us in the Alsco Uniforms 300 on Saturday and Kyle Busch driving for us in the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, I'm betting on a Memorial weekend sweep by both Alsco Uniforms cars powered by Richard Childress Racing."
Hill has competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series since 2019 and currently leads the series with three wins this season. Hill has five career Xfinity Series victories and has grabbed 17 top-five and 33 top-10 finishes to go along with three pole awards. Previously, Hill spent four full-time seasons competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, capturing eight wins, 27 top-five and 54 top-10 results and three pole awards.
Busch is one of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time. The two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion also owns the most all-time NASCAR national series wins with 226. In 2018 the Las Vegas native finally crossed off the only track, Charlotte Motor Speedway, where a points-race victory had eluded him. He went on to win again in 2020 at the iconic quad-oval, making it his 97th career NASCAR Xfinity Series race victory at the time.
In addition, to sponsoring two of the premier drivers in the sport today, Alsco Uniforms has proudly appointed Samantha Busch, wife of Kyle Busch, author, entrepreneur, infertility warrior, and philanthropist, as the Grand Marshal of the Alsco Uniforms 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race.
"I am honored and excited to be named the Grand Marshal of the Alsco Uniforms 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway," said Samantha Busch. "May is such an exciting month for us with all the birthdays and racing at home, this will be such a fun weekend for our family. Kyle is also racing in the Alsco Uniforms 300 and then will be driving the No. 8 Alsco Uniforms Chevy on Sunday with a paint scheme that includes red poppies to help us remember and honor the sacrifice of those who have died protecting our freedoms. I am looking forward to delivering the most famous words in motorsports and being a part of this special memorial weekend with Alsco Uniforms."
Along with the red poppies on the paint scheme of the No.8 Alsco Uniforms Chevy, it will also include the name of a fallen soldier. Jack William Roper was born on April 1, 1923, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to John and Mignonne Roper. A graduate of Granite High School in Salt Lake City, Jack worked at the Western Electric Company before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. During World War II he served as a radio technician second class aboard the USS Mahan (DD 364), a destroyer that played a pivotal role in the Pacific theater. Jack’s life was tragically cut short on December 7, 1944, during the Battle of Ormoc off Leyte, Philippines, when Japanese kamikaze aircraft severely damaged the ship. Jack was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart for his bravery and sacrifice.
Jack was survived by his wife, Estella Walbom Roper, and his son, Ronald M. Roper. Known for his dedication to his country and his family, Jack’s legacy lives on through his loved ones. His service and ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty stand as a testament to his unwavering commitment to preserving freedom during one of the most challenging periods in world history.
Please join the Roper, Bangerter and Mackay families along with Alsco Uniforms and Richard Childress Racing in commemorating Jack’s heroic sacrifice during Memorial Day weekend.
Fans can watch the Alsco Uniforms 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on FS1 at 1:00 pm EST on May 27 and then tune into the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race on Fox at 6:00 pm EST on May 28. They can also follow all of the action on Alsco Uniforms’ and Richard Childress Racing's social media channels.
ABOUT RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING:
Richard Childress Racing (rcrracing.com) is a renowned, performance-driven racing, marketing and manufacturing organization. Incorporated in 1969, RCR has celebrated over 50 years of racing and earned more than 200 victories and 16 championships, including six in the NASCAR Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Truck Series and is a three-time winner of the Daytona 500 (1998, 2007, 2018). Its 2023 NASCAR Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch (No. 8 Chevrolet) and 2017 Coca-Cola 600 winner and 2018 Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Chevrolet). RCR fields a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series program with Sheldon Creed (No. 2 Chevrolet) and Austin Hill (No. 21 Chevrolet). Join Richard Childress Racing on Facebook at Facebook.com/RichardChildressRacing, Twitter at @RCRracing, on Instagram at @rcrracing and on LinkedIn at Richard Childress Racing.
ABOUT ALSCO UNIFORMS:
Alsco Uniforms (alsco.com) is a fifth-generation family-owned and operated uniform company founded in 1889 and recognized by the prestigious Hohenstein Institute for having invented the uniform rental industry. Celebrating nearly 135 years in business, Alsco Uniforms provides uniform laundry services and other products that keep businesses clean and safe for a range of customers in the healthcare, automotive, industrial, and hospitality industries. With more than 180 locations and 16,000 employees, Alsco provides laundry rental services to over 355,000 customers in 13 countries, which makes Alsco Uniforms the largest uniform company in the world. Visit alsco.com to learn more about why It Pays to Keep Clean with Alsco Uniforms. Join Alsco on Facebook at Facebook.com/AlscoUniforms, Twitter at @alscouniforms, Instagram at @alscoinc and on LinkedIn at Alsco.
ABOUT BEN FOX:
Ben Fox graduated in Business Management with minors in Marketing and Communications from Brigham Young University – Idaho. Fox began his career with Alsco Uniforms in 2008 as an Account Manager for the Corporate Accounts division. He was then promoted to Sr. Marketing Manager and has since then advanced to Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Alsco Uniforms. Fox resides in the suburbs of Salt Lake City and enjoys watching and playing sports, serving his community, and spending time with his wife, Kjirsten, and three children, Ella, Hudson and Eve.
ABOUT SAMANTHA BUSCH:
Samantha Busch is the wife of two-time NASCAR champion Kyle Busch, author, entrepreneur, influencer, infertility warrior, philanthropist and co-owner of a professional race team. Samantha uses her platform as a woman in leadership to empower women of all ages and backgrounds to become their own fiercest advocates. In 2015, Samantha and Kyle established The Samantha & Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund, where Samantha acts as Executive Director, after their journey with infertility brought them their son Brexton. The entrepreneur documented her experience and published her book, Fighting Infertility, in 2021. In addition, she owns her clothing store, Shop Samantha Busch, which she launched in 2017. Samantha graduated from Purdue University, majoring in Psychology and earning her Master's Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Samantha resides on Lake Norman outside of Charlotte, NC, with Kyle, Brexton, Lennix and their dog Piper.
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