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Lionel NASCAR Collectables Hits The Track Sponsoring the JR Motorsports #7 Nationwide Car Driven by Josh Wise


Lionel NASCAR Collectables today announced its sponsorship of the JR Motorsports #7 Nationwide Series entry driven by Josh Wise for this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300. The sponsorship marks Lionel’s first foray into motorsports sponsorship and introduces the new company’s brand and logo to millions of NASCAR fans worldwide.

Lionel NASCAR Collectables, LLC is the new partnership between Lionel Electric Trains, NASCAR and the NASCAR Team Licensing Trust that will revolutionize the world of Die-Cast Motorsports replicas. The new company, which formed in July of this year, is already the premiere manufacturer and supplier of NASCAR licensed die-cast cars and will proudly carry on the Action Racing Collectables and RCCA Elite Brands.

The new company’s primary logo is featured on the hood of the JR Motorsports #7 Lionel NASCAR Collectables Chevrolet Impala. In addition, the car features an orange #7 on the roof against a blue background, an echo of Lionel Electric Trains’ classic colors. The traditional Lionel logo and iconic ‘Circle L’ is featured on the rear deck lid. There are train elements emblazoned across the entire vehicle, most notably along the sides of the car where the actual tires blend in among the train wheels that are part of the paint scheme.

“Lionel is extremely excited to build on our 110 years of history through our new partnership with NASCAR in Lionel NASCAR Collectables,” said Jerry Calabrese, CEO of Lionel Electric Trains and Lionel NASCAR Collectables. “When JR Motorsports approached with the opportunity to sponsor Josh, we couldn’t think of a more natural way to introduce ourselves to the fans.”

“Our No. 7 Lionel NASCAR Collectables Chevrolet is one of the coolest cars I’ve ever driven,” Wise said. “I can’t think of greater opportunity for this No. 7 team than to get its first win with Lionel on board. For me, it’s an honor to be part of their initial involvement in NASCAR, and everyone at JRM is looking forward to this weekend’s race.”

About JR Motorsports:
JR Motorsports is the management company and racing operation for Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s seven-time Most Popular Driver and winner of more than 40 NASCAR-sanctioned races. JR Motorsports competes in multiple racing divisions, including the NASCAR Nationwide Series. In 2008 JRM enjoyed a breakout season with four Nationwide Series victories between its two teams. The company followed suit with four more wins in 2009, and added two additional victories to its tally in 2010. The JR Motorsports facilities are based out of Mooresville, N.C., and include the JR Nation retail store, Hammerhead Entertainment, and DEJ Realty. For more information on JR Motorsports, visit



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