Victor Gonzalez, Jr. Media Tour Continues As Historic Race Weekend Approaches

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Victor Gonzalez, Jr. will make NASCAR history on Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Sonoma, California when he becomes the first Caribbean driver to drive in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Gonzalez, Jr. is excited to fulfill each and every media request that he receives as he prepares to pilot the #36 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway this Sunday.

Victor Gonzalez, Jr.

Victor Gonzalez, Jr.

Danica Patrick is sponsored by GoDaddy. I am sponsored by PhoneDaddy. Too bad the race isn’t on Father’s Day!

Victor Gonzalez, Jr. will make NASCAR history on Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Sonoma, California when he becomes the first Caribbean driver to drive in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. In the days leading up to the historic moment, Gonzalez, Jr. has been swamped with media requests including ESPN, television networks, radio stations and several racing bloggers. Gonzalez, Jr. is excited to fulfill each and every media request that he receives as he prepares to pilot the #36 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway this Sunday.

“I realize that this is a historic moment for NASCAR, for Hispanic racing fans and for the people of the Caribbean,” Gonzalez, Jr. said. “I understand how important it is for me to spread the word about Sunday’s race.”

Gonzalez Jr. also realizes that the increased media exposure is good for NASCAR, and for his sponsors. “Every time I am on television or the radio, or whenever I am interviewed, it brings new Hispanic and Caribbean fans to NASCAR, and to my sponsors like PhoneDaddy.com and IMCA.” Gonzalez, Jr. said. “Having my fans become NASCAR fans, and support my sponsors, will help to grow the role of Hispanic drivers in NASCAR in the future.”

Gonzalez Jr. recently signed a deal to be sponsored by PhoneDaddy.com, an online business that purchases used cell phones and electronics from consumers. "PhoneDaddy is a great way to make some money when you get a new cell phone," Gonzalez, Jr. says. "They buy your old phone from you and make it easy to do all by mail." Gonzalez, Jr. laughs when people ask about another NASCAR driver with a similarly-named sponsor. “Danica Patrick is sponsored by GoDaddy. I am sponsored by PhoneDaddy. Too bad the race isn’t on Father’s Day!” Gonzalez, Jr. jokes.

A Puerto Rican native who now races for his resident country, the Dominican Republic, Gonzalez Jr., made history in 2009 when he was the first Caribbean driver to compete in a NASCAR Nationwide Series event, finishing 14th in his debut in the 2009 running of the NAPA 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. Gonzalez Jr. returned to the Nationwide Series for four races in 2010, making his oval track debut at Phoenix International Raceway. In 2012, Gonzalez raced in the Nationwide Series at Road America and at Watkins Glen International.

About Victor Gonzalez, Jr.
In addition to his NASCAR experience, Victor Gonzalez Jr., has won over 30 races and multiple championships in various road racing classes internationally, and 2012 won the national championship in his new naturalized home of the Dominican Republic. For more information on Victor Gonzalez Jr., please visit him on Facebook, Twitter or Instragram. Media queries and interview requests, please contact Kendall Almerico at 813-410-4658 or by e-mail to kendall at clickstartme.com.

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