Gaunt Brothers Racing heading west with D.J. Kennington

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 5, 2018) - Gaunt Brothers Racing (GBR) returns to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday, March 11 at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. D.J. Kennington will return to the seat of the No. 96 Toyota Camry featuring the livery of longtime sponsor Northern Provincial Pipelines (N.P.P.).

This will mark the second start for GBR and Kennington in 2018. Team and driver combined for a 24th-place finish in the season-opening Daytona 500 in February. It served as Kennington's best career Cup Series finish, topping his 26th-place result last year in the fall race at ISM.

"It's an honor to once again partner with D.J. and join forces with a reputable Canadian company in Northern Provincial Pipelines," said Gaunt. "We look forward to a successful weekend both on and off the track with N.P.P."

Kennington is a two-time champion and 19-time race winner in NASCAR's Canada-based Pinty's Series. 11 of his 63 career starts in NASCAR's three national divisions came at ISM.

"I'm thrilled to be back with GBR, in the Northern Provincial Pipelines Toyota Camry, at a track I really enjoy," said Kennington. "Last month in Daytona was a tremendous experience. I got my best Cup finish to date, and now I'm looking for more."

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