Kindred Group subsidiary brand Unibet has joined with championship-winning NASCAR team Stewart-Haas Racing and driver Kevin Harvick to further grow its presence in the US, specifically in motorsports.
The deal, confirmed this week, is Unibet’s first US partnership in motorsports and within NASCAR. As the Official Sportsbook, the exclusive partnership will connect Stewart-Haas Racing’s fan base with Unibet in various activations throughout the season.
Under the terms of the agreement, Unibet will serve as a primary sponsor for two NASCAR Cup series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and at Martinsville Speedway (VA). It will also act as the primary sponsor during the NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Indianapolis, with Kevin Harvick as the driver.
The firm will make its debut as NASCAR-sponsor at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, with Harvick and the No. 4 team on July 26.
Manuel Stan, Senior Vice President USA, Kindred, noted: “Sponsorship is an important part of our marketing initiatives in the states, where sports betting is legal. Racing fans are extremely passionate about their sport and their driver in particular.
“Unibet exists for this reason, to enhance fans’ passion for their sport. Our platform is straightforward, easy to understand and filled with insights that allow our players to make informed bets. Integrating Unibet into the sport that fans watch and cheer for, is the best way to tell our story. We are By Players, For Players.”
Brett Frood, President, Stewart-Haas Racing, stated: “We’re proud to represent and work with Unibet, now and in the future. Fans are the lifeblood of our sport and Unibet offers a new and insightful way for fans to engage with our sport in a meaningful way. We’re looking forward to kicking off our partnership with Unibet this weekend at Pocono, where Pennsylvania residents can experience Unibet’s offerings firsthand.”