Josh Williams has a returning primary sponsor backing him in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend (April 27) at Talladega Superspeedway. Starbrite Inc., a manufacturer of vehicle care and appearance products, will back his No. 36 DGM Racing Chevrolet for Saturday’s 2019 Sparks Energy 300.
It’s the second time the company has backed Williams. In their first event, the Daytona summer NXS race in 2017, he wrecked and finished 40th.
Both sides hope the second time around produces a far better result.
“What an exciting time it is for Starbrite to be back with Josh Williams and his team,” Gregor Dornau, Executive Vice President of Starbrite told SpeedSport.com. “As one of Josh’s original sponsors when he broke into the Xfinity Series, we are accustomed to having a great brand ambassador who works his tail off both on and off the track. From the start, we could see his poise and professionalism. He had all the traits we felt represented the Starbrite brands.”
Williams has attempted all eight races this season, making seven. He failed to qualify at Richmond when rain washed out qualifying for DGM.
“This weekend is pretty important for us, in a lot of ways,” Williams explained to Speedsport. “Obviously, we want to do our best to put the rough memories of Richmond behind us. We can’t control the weather, but it was a really heartbreaking situation to miss the race after the strong start we’ve put together.
“I feel like coming back at Talladega after the Easter break, where we know we can contend in the draft, gives us a great chance to make some positive memories this weekend and fight for a strong finish. You never know what can happen going to Talladega, but we want to stay on the shiny side of things.”
Williams sits 21st in the Xfinity Series standings, 122 points out of the final playoff spot. His best career finish came at Texas Motor Speedway last month (14th).
DGM and owner Mario Gosselin are still seeking their first top-10 result at an oval track. They’ve run Williams full-time and also a variety of drivers in their second car.