Nissan signs multi-year sponsor for Todd Kelly

Carsales Director – Dealer Chris Polites, Nissan Motorsport owner/driver Todd Kelly and Carsales Managing Director & CEO Greg Roebuck

Carsales Director – Dealer Chris Polites, Nissan Motorsport owner/driver Todd Kelly and Carsales Managing Director & CEO Greg Roebuck

Nissan Motorsport has secured a multi-year deal with Carsales that will see the automotive website become the major backer of Todd Kelly’s Altima.

Kelly will race in Carsales colours from September’s Sandown 500 in a primary sponsorship agreement that extends through 2016.

The partnership also sees former Bathurst winner Kelly become an ambassador of the website.

The deal ensures co-owner Kelly’s continued place in the team as a driver, which had been in doubt ahead of 2015 while the squad chased sponsorship.

The #7 Nissan will again sport Jayco colours in Townsville and Ipswich, with another yet-to-be-announced sponsor expected to fill the remaining gap at Sydney Motorsport Park.

“We’re all extremely proud at Nissan Motorsport to have signed the agreement to partner with Carsales,” Kelly said.

“The whole sport of V8 Supercars should feel proud that it has been able to attract a partner like Carsales to the sport.

“It really does speak volumes on where the category sits in the Australian sporting landscape.”

Kelly, who has finished no better than 18th in the championship since starting his own Kelly Racing squad in 2009, currently sits 11th after 15 races.

Nissan meanwhile unveiled a new livery for Michael Caruso this morning, promoting the company’s upcoming GT Academy finals on the Gold Coast.

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