Alliance Truck Parts Announces 2012 Nationwide Series Schedule

2012 promises another exciting year with Penske Racing and driver Sam Hornish Jr.

Portland, Ore. – Alliance Truck Parts has announced the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule for the Alliance Truck Parts No. 12 Dodge Challenger driven by Sam Hornish Jr. The year’s race calendar will include 22 exciting weekends of racing, including the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway on June 16th.

The Alliance Truck Parts Racing Team found success in 2011 with a total of two Nationwide series top-5 and four Nationwide series top-10 finishes, including a victory at Phoenix International Raceway, in just 9 starts in the Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger. This year’s expanded racing schedule will offer driver Sam Hornish Jr.and crew chief Chad Walter more consistency and opportunities to break loose for top finishes and wins.

"We’re especially proud to continue our relationship with Penske Racing and the entire Alliance Truck Parts Racing Team,” said Daniel Haggerty, director of parts and service marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. “The alignment we’ve found with our customers through Penske Racing and Sam Hornish Jr. has helped reinforce the values our brand stands for: quality, reliability and performance.”

"We has a couple of top-5s, some top-10s and got one big win last year,” said Hornish. “Everything we accomplished has made Alliance Truck Parts a team to contend with. It should be an exciting 2012 season."

Currently scheduled races for the Alliance Truck Parts Racing Team include:

Daytona, February 25

Phoenix, March 3

Las Vegas, March 10

Bristol, March 17

Fontana, March 24

Talladega, May 5

Darlington, May 11

Charlotte, May 26

Michigan, June 16

Road America, June 23

Loudon, July 14

Chicago, July 22

Indianapolis, July 28

Montreal, August 18

Atlanta, September 1

Richmond, September 7

Kentucky, September 22

Dover, September 29

Kansas, October 20

Texas, November 3

Phoenix, November 10

Homestead, November 17

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About Alliance Truck Parts

Alliance Truck Parts offers a range of new and remanufactured reliable parts and accessories at an affordable price to the commercial transportation industry. Alliance parts are available at more than 800 retail locations, including Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses dealerships in the U.S. and Canada and Travel Centers of America and Petro locations nationwide. For more information, or to locate the nearest Alliance Truck Parts dealer, visit

Alliance Truck Parts is a brand of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of Class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.

About Penske Racing

Penske Racing is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, cars owned and prepared by Penske Racing have produced 332 major race wins, 396 pole positions and 23 National Championships. Visit for more information.

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