Schiller-Pfeiffer, a maker of outdoor lawn, turf care and gardening products, will sponsor Joe Gibbs Racing development driver Marc Davis in 15 NASCAR Camping World Series races in 2008. The Southampton, Pa.-based company will rotate its Little Wonder, Mantis as well as its affiliated Bob-Cat brands on Davis’ No. 18 Toyota Camry as the 17-year-old competes for a second season in the Camping World Series.
“NASCAR in general, and Joe Gibbs Racing and Marc Davis in particular, are fantastic brands to be associated with,” said Greg Heyer, the company’s director for distribution and rental sales. “Our customers see real value in partnerships like this, and this relationship provides numerous opportunities to grow our business.”
Schiller-Pfeiffer and its brands made their collective NASCAR debut April 10at Phoenix International Raceway in the Camping World Series West division.
“We’ve been very impressed with Marc’s progress, as he’s been a part of our development program for three years,” said J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing. “Having Schiller-Pfeiffer help support Marc’s efforts is huge, for it allows us as a race team to give Marc everything he needs to be successful.”
Davis has ascended from racing late-model stock cars at Carolina bullrings to campaigning full-fledged stock cars in the regional Camping World Series East and West divisions.
“I’m doing exactly what I’ve always wanted to do,” said Davis, who continues his quest toward a full-time drive in NASCAR’s pinnacle division — the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. “Everything I’ve done in life has been about racing, and to have this kind of opportunity means everything. I sincerely appreciate the support that Schiller-Pfeiffer is giving to me and Joe Gibbs Racing.”
Joe Gibbs Racing is currently fielding three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams and a driver development program.