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Stout Re-Signs with McCumbee McAleer Racing for 2018 Mazda MX-5 Cup Season

Mar 30, 2018

BROWNSBURG, IN (March 2, 2018) – Robert Stout, the 2017 Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup Rookie-of-the-Year, has re-signed with McCumbee McAleer Racing for the upcoming 2018 MX-5 Cup series season. Stout’s No. 28 MX-5 will again feature partners Lucas Oil Products, Lucas Oil Racing TV, SC Fuels, Impact Racing and CatSpot.Coming off a dominating 2017 season that saw Stout win the $50,000 Rookie-of-the Year award and finishing 3rd in the final driver standings, Stout returns with the singular aim of winning the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Cup Championship. Stouts long-standing relationship with his primary sponsor Lucas Oil Products continues for its 13th year in 2018. As well, Stout’s partnership with Impact Race Products will enter its 11th year this coming season.  Also returning to support Stout’s efforts are SC Fuels, Mazda Motorsports and CatSpot Organic Cat Litter.

“We’re excited to be back in the Mazda MX-5 Cup series for 2018,” said Stout. “The racing last year was as tough as any I’ve seen and I’m sure this year will be no different! The gang from Mazda have created the only real path to the pinnacle of the sport with their Road to the 24 and the series itself is a wonderful group to race with. We missed the goal of winning the Championship last year by a couple of spots but there is nobody better than McCumbee McAleer Racing to chase it with and we couldn’t be happier with the opportunity to race with them again! Hopefully we can give the team back-to-back Championships!” “There’s no question that Robert has the talent to win the championship,” said former MX-5 Cup champ Stevan McAleer of MMR. “His speed has always been there and his feedback is as good as any we have worked with, that along with a year of experience will be a lethal combination this season. We fully expect a solid run at the Championship.” Stout along with the rest of the multi-car MMR team will begin the chase for the 2018 Championship this weekend March 3 and 4 with an official series test at Barber Motorsports Park – also the site for Rounds 3 & 4 in April. The 2018 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires schedule features four INDYCAR weekends, including a return to the popular Portland International Raceway, in Portland, Oregon, for the first time since 2008. The championship season will conclude in October at the Monticello Motor Club, just 90 minutes from New York City.Each of the six weekends features two 45-minute races for a 12-race championship. The MX-5 Cup champion earns a $200,000 Mazda Road to 24 (MRT24) Scholarship.

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