PORTLAND, Ore. – Nov. 5, 2015 – Freightliner Trucks has announced a new five-year contract with defending NASCAR® XFINITY Series champions JR Motorsports and five-year contract extension with 11-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports. Both racing teams now have agreements with Freightliner through the 2020 NASCAR season.
With the addition of JR Motorsports, co-owned by Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Freightliner will become an associate sponsor for the team as it competes in the XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series.
“The logistics involved in competing weekly in a national racing series is probably the most critical element in the whole operation,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports. “You’ve got to have dependability in the transportation process, no exception. We’re grateful for this partnership with Freightliner, because we’re putting our race cars and team assets in the hands of the best.”
With the Hendrick Motorsports partnership renewal, the team’s over-the-road drivers will continue to stay behind the wheel of their custom Freightliner trucks to carry race cars, supplies and equipment to Sprint Cup events across the United States.
“All four Hendrick Motorsports teams trust Freightliner for the important task of safely transporting our race cars and equipment to tracks across the country,” said Patrick Perkins, Hendrick Motorsports’ vice president of marketing. “NASCAR’s season runs February through November, and we rely on Freightliner trucks each and every week. We’re proud to continue what has been a longstanding and successful relationship.”
Added Stacey Premo, motorsports marketing manager for Freightliner Trucks: “We are honored to extend our partnership with Hendrick Motorsports and welcome aboard JR Motorsports. We’ve built a strong, long-term relationship with many NASCAR teams over the years, and we are excited about continuing our tradition of transporting many of the sport’s top teams.”
In addition to the relationships with JR Motorsports and Hendrick Motorsports, Freightliner trucks transport the cars and equipment of Penske Racing, JTG Daugherty, Joe Gibbs Racing and Richard Childress Racing to make sure the cars are at the track and ready to race on time, every time.
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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.