Freightliner Trucks, NASCAR Teams Extend Relationship

Contract: david.giroux@daimler.com

PORTLAND, Ore. – Aug. 19, 2015 – Freightliner Trucks announced today a five-year contract extension with several of its NASCAR® partners. Joe Gibbs Racing, Penske Racing South and JTG Daugherty Racing have all renewed their agreements with Freightliner through the 2020 NASCAR season.

Through this relationship renewal, Freightliner Cascadia® trucks will continue to transport the teams’ cars, supplies and equipment to NASCAR races and events across North America. Freightliner remains an associate sponsor for these teams competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY series.  

“Reliability is critical, especially for a single car operation like JTG Daugherty Racing.  We rest easy, as do many of our other sponsor partners, knowing that our precious freight is hauled each week by a Freightliner Cascadia tractor,” said Tad Geschickter, co-owner, JTG Daugherty Racing.

Added Todd Meredith, chief operating officer, Joe Gibbs Racing: “Freightliner provides us the dependability and performance we need to ensure our cars and equipment reach the track safely and in a timely manner. Freightliner has been a great partner to Joe Gibbs Racing and we’re thrilled to announce that we will continue the relationship for many years to come.”

“We appreciate the continued support of Freightliner as we build on this established partnership. They do a fantastic job marketing our team to their vendors and customers and Team Penske is proud to continue to partner with Freightliner,” said Roger Penske.

Freightliner has also renewed its partnership with Motor Racing Network (MRN) – “The Voice of NASCAR.”

Through the five-year contract extension, Freightliner will continue to haul the broadcast trailers for MRN. The trucks are where the radio network manages the broadcasts from during the races, and many broadcasters call this home at the track.

Noted Frank Beers, MRN’s director of operations: “NASCAR fans rely on Motor Racing Network for complete coverage of the sport they love and we rely on Freightliner trucks to get us to the track, so we can serve our millions of loyal listeners. We value our partnership with Freightliner and look forward to continuing the relationship.”

“We are so proud to continue our relationship with these teams. We know they depend on our trucks for their jobs, and these contract renewals reinforce their trust in Freightliner’s dependability and reliability,” said Stacey Premo, motorsports marketing manager for Freightliner Trucks.

For more information, go to www.freightlinertrucks.com.

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

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