ScottsMiracle-Gro and Carter/Simo Racing have announced that they will sponsor Boris Said's #08 Ford Fusion as it prepares to qualify for next weekend's Daytona 500.

The #08 will feature the Scotts Bonus S Max Lawn Fertilizer paint scheme during Daytona Speedweeks, as Said attempts to build on a best finish of 14th from two previous appearances in the blue riband event on NASCAR's schedule.

"I'm really happy that Scotts is on board for the 500," Said commented, "Between using Scotts products on my lawn and helping Carl [Edwards] with his road racing efforts, I feel like I already have a strong relationship with Scotts. I'm thrilled to represent them over the next week."

Including the annual summer race, Said has five total starts at Daytona, and can claim a pole position at the July race in 2006, where he went on to finish fourth overall.