Saints' Kamara to sponsor Xfinity driver Ryan Vargas
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is joining the motorsports industry.
The Big Squeezy will be the primary sponsor of Ryan Vargas' No. 6 NASCAR Xfinity Series Chevrolet car for Saturday's Super Start Batteries 188 at Daytona International Speedway, the team announced.
Kamara is a co-owner of The Big Squeezy chain located throughout Louisiana.
"When this opportunity presented itself, I knew I couldn’t let it slip by,” said Kamara in a statement. "I did a bit of research on Ryan as an individual and JD Motorsports and was impressed with what I read. I’m excited to play a small role in what they already have going on."
The All-Pro running back became a fan of NASCAR last season. Kamara has since attended multiple races, and this move marks his first sponsorship deal in the sport. The NFL star connected with Vargas after the driver attempted to secure the sponsorship via social media.
Kamara is the latest crossover star to invest in NASCAR. Michael Jordan and Pitbull both became co-owners of Cup Series teams, respectively.
"Having the opportunity to work with Alvin Kamara and The Big Squeezy is such a huge honor," said Vargas. "As one of the best running backs in the game, I know Alvin puts 110% effort into everything he does, and that can easily be said for myself and our No. 6 JD Motorsports team."
Vargas recently finished 18th in the Xfinity season-opening race in Daytona.