JR Motorsports announced today that BetBomb.com, a free wagering site where players can bet on their favorite sports teams without risking money, will be the primary sponsor on Austin Theriault’s No. 5 Chevrolet in the July 12 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
BetBomb.com allows players to bet against real spreads, lines and totals for all major sports. It is not a gambling website. It’s a free wagering site built for millions of sports fans to provide them with a platform to pick games, track their statistics, compete in tournaments, and win prizes without risking money.
“We offer free social sports tournaments where users can win cash prizes playing with virtual points in all major professional sports and leagues,” said BetBomb.com CEO, Patrick Gray. “We are excited to sponsor the No. 5 JRM car to promote our free social sports tournaments and games to the NASCAR audience at New Hampshire Motor Speedway race weekend. We are not only betting on the success of our patent-pending tournaments, but we are betting on Austin taking the checkered flag race day.”
Theriault, a native of Fort Kent, Maine, will make his second career Nationwide Series start that weekend at New Hampshire. He made his debut at Iowa Speedway on May 18, to which he drove the No. 5 Chevrolet to a 15th-place finish. On June 13, he won the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway in his first career start.
“I’m looking forward to getting back in the Nationwide Series car for JR Motorsports,” said the 20-year-old Theriault, who made his name in late models and became the 2012 Maine Vintage Race Car Association Driver of the Year. “It’s a privilege to carry BetBomb.com on board the No. 5. I appreciate them stepping up, because I think it’s going to be a special weekend in New Hampshire. It’s a track I’m quite familiar with, and now that I’ve had a little bit of seat time in the car, I feel extremely confident that we can compete for a win.”
Theriault’s ARCA win at Michigan made him the first driver since Alex Bowman in 2011 to win in his debut. Until then he had never raced on a track longer than a mile.
Theriault’s Nationwide debut at Iowa in May was impressive as well. He raced into the top 10 after starting 17th and competed for a top-10 finishing position on a final restart. Until then the only seat time he had in the car was the weekend practice sessions.
“After watching Austin’s performance in Iowa, we felt he is a driver destined for big things,” said Gray. “Austin and BetBomb.com are tied into social media, and Austin represents a significant cross section of our younger demographic.”
The New Hampshire race will be the second of three races for Theriault in the JR Motorsports No. 5 car. His third start will take place at Kentucky Speedway on Sept. 20. The No. 5 team is a partial-schedule team that is shared between drivers Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne, Josh Berry and Theriault. To date, the No. 5 team earned victories with Harvick at Richmond International Raceway (April 25) and Kentucky Speedway (June 27).
Theriault Announces Local Partners for NHMS
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