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Maine company is primary sponsor for Theriault in NASCAR Truck Series race

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Nigel Kinrade | NKP
Fort Kent native Austin Theriault waits in the garage area during a practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sept. 25, 2015, in Loudon, New Hampshire.
By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff

Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault will be back in a Brad Keselowski Racing Ford in NASCAR’’s Camping World Truck Series on Friday night and his primary sponsor will be a Maine company.

Klixel8, which provides interactive image technology for e-commerce, online advertising, blogs, e-books, e-manuals and mobile apps, is headquartered in South Portland and will be the primary sponsor for Theriault’s No. 2 truck during the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 from the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

It will be Theriault’s second truck race this season after running nine races for BKR a year ago.

“Showing new technology such as Klixel8 on the racetrack is special to me, but knowing that the company is from my home state is humbling,” Theriault said in a news release.

“Not only will Klixel8 be making their first appearance in NASCAR, but I’ll be turning my first laps at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. After so much success in Daytona, I look forward to putting the No. 2 Klixel8 Ford up front in Charlotte.”

Steve Jordan, CEO and co-founder of Klixl8, said in the release that the Klixel8 team is “thrilled to be partnering with driver Austin Theriault and Brad Keselowski Racing in this weekend’s truck series race. Klixel8 is a Maine company and Austin Theriault is a very talented Maine driver.”

NASCAR Racing generates spectacular sports imagery, Jordan added.

“Klixel8 enhances that imagery to allow race fans greater access to information about the driver, the car and sponsors by simply hovering and clicking on areas in an interactive image,” he said.

On Feb. 19, Theriault led a race-hgh 31 laps in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Truck Series race only to have a late-race accident leave him with a 27th-place finish.

He had four top-10s and two top-fives in nine truck races a year ago. He missed four races due to a compression fracture in his lower back suffered in a wreck at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

He is also a regular on the K and N Pro Series East circuit and is currently eighth in points with two top-five finishes in five races.


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