during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 13, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan.

Top NASCAR driver gets great sponsorship news

This is a very  good day for Team Penske and Ryan Blaney.

Menards, the home improvement chain, has agreed to sponsor 14 Cup Series races next year, Penske announced this morning. Blaney drives the No, 12 Ford Fusion for Penske.

According to the press release:

The partnership between Team Penske and Menards began in 2016, with the company serving as a primary sponsor on the No. 22 Indy car for five races with driver Simon Pagenaud.  The company expanded its relationship in 2017, sponsoring the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series Champion for 10 races. Next season will mark the company's first foray into NASCAR with Team Penske.

This is certainly great news for NASCAR, which has been suffering from a string of bad sponsorship news lately