Hendrick Motorsports announces new primary sponsor for Chase Elliott

MARTINSVILLE, VA - MARCH 28: Chase Elliott, driver of the #25 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
MARTINSVILLE, VA - MARCH 28:  Chase Elliott, driver of the #25 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
MARTINSVILLE, VA – MARCH 28: Chase Elliott, driver of the #25 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 28, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Even before his first official NASCAR Sprint Cup series race in the famed No. 24 Chevrolet, Chase Elliott is getting good news. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Kelley Blue Book has extended its relationship with the company through the 2017 NASCAR season.

In 2016 and 2017, Kelley Blue Book will be a primary sponsor of Elliott and the No. 24 Chevrolet SS team for two Sprint Cup races a season. The two-year renewal, which also includes associate-level sponsorship, continues a relationship that began in 2014 with driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

It was announced this past January that Elliott would join Hendrick Motorsports as a full-time Sprint Cup driver in 2016 MORE>>>

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