Freightliner Coronado Heavy-Duty Trucks To Haul Ganassi NASCAR Nextel Cup Teams for 2004 Season

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PORTLAND, OREGON…Five Freightliner Coronado heavy-duty trucks will serve as transporters for racing teams of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Inc. during the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Racing Season, Freightliner Trucks announced.

The brightly painted and accessorized Coronado trucks will haul Sterling Marlin’s # 40 Coors Lite Dodge Intrepid R/T, as well as drivers Jamie McMurray’s #42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge and Casey Mears’ #41 Target Dodge. Some of the trucks will haul racecars and equipment to the 36 Nextel Cup races, while the other two will transport cars and materials to various test tracks around the country.

The Coronado is Freightliner Trucks’ flagship Class 8 truck for owner operators. Available with one of the industry’s most spacious sleepers, the new Coronado is a blend of traditional styling and modern engineering innovations.

“Our sponsorship of the three Ganassi teams is a great way to showcase the Freightliner Coronado,” said Mark Lampert, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Freightliner Trucks. “With their spectacular appearance, Ganassi Racing’s Coronado trucks are sure to turn heads on the road and at the racetrack.”

"Freightliner Trucks is a leader in the manufacturing of diesel trucks in North America and I am excited about our continued partnership with them,” said Chip Ganassi, of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. "In our business, we absolutely count on the truck to be at the track on time. The Freightliners are incredibly reliable. It's great to know there are so many Freightliner dealers that stand behind the truck, just in case we ever need their support."

“Freightliner prides itself in delivering high performance on the road while Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates shares the same goal of high performance on the race track,” Ganassi continued. “Our company is about winning races and championships, and adding value to our sponsor's investments; we hope to do both for Freightliner."

Freightliner Trucks is a division of Freightliner LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Freightliner Trucks produces and markets Class 5-8 trucks and is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world's largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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