Mack Trucks Renews Partnership Official Hauler of NASCAR
GREENSBORO, NC (Jan. 23, 2020) – Mack Trucks and NASCAR today announced a multi-year extension of their partnership agreement continuing the designation of Mack as the “Official Hauler of NASCAR®.” As part of the agreement, Mack will continue to provide a dedicated fleet of customized Mack Anthem® 70-inch stand-up sleeper models spec’d to meet the needs of NASCAR’s demanding schedule.
“For the past several years, NASCAR has entrusted Mack to haul the critical technology and equipment needed to complete a successful race weekend – and we’ve delivered,” said John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing. “We’re extremely pleased to announce the continuance of our partnership, providing a great opportunity not only to further demonstrate the capabilities of our products, but also to share our trucks, services and technology with customers and NASCAR fans each week.”
Mack and NASCAR inked the initial “Official Hauler of NASCAR” agreement in 2016. In addition to providing primary transportation solutions for NASCAR, Mack has developed a unique activation and engagement program that provides a one-of-a-kind experience for customers at the track.
“Our relationship with Mack Trucks continues to deliver a transportation solution that plays an integral role in our success every weekend,” said Elton Sawyer, vice president, officiating and technical inspection, NASCAR. “With their partnership, we have developed a customized fleet of NASCAR trucks that has simplified our transportation logistics and in turn, help us remain focused on our events.”
Spanning 10 months and 36 races across the U.S., the NASCAR schedule is one of the most grueling in all of sports. Every week during the season, the sport relies on its Mack Anthem models to efficiently and safely move tons of race equipment, technology and even facilities from track to track. Tough jobs require not only tough equipment, but also highly dedicated and skilled people. Mack featured the men and women instrumental in pulling off the extreme coordination behind each race in an episode from the first season of its #RoadLife series.
With its bold looks and legendary Mack durability, the Mack Anthem model is built for business and designed for drivers. Each of NASCAR’s custom-spec’d Anthem models is powered by a 13-liter Mack MP®8 engine with 505 horsepower and 1,860 lb.-ft. of torque. That power is put to the ground through the industry-leading Mack mDRIVE™ automated manual transmission, which helps improve fuel efficiency and productivity without sacrificing performance, and Mack proprietary axles that boost efficiency and deliver a smoother ride. The Anthem model, like all Mack trucks sold in North America, is built in the U.S.A.
CAPTION: Mack Trucks and NASCAR today announced a multi-year extension of their partnership agreement continuing the designation of Mack as the “Official Hauler of NASCAR®.” Mack will continue to provide a dedicated fleet of customized Mack Anthem® 70-inch stand-up sleeper models to haul critical technology and equipment throughout the 36-race NASCAR season.
Dedicated to durability, reliability and meeting the needs of customers, Mack Trucks has provided purpose-built transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks, diesel engines and transmissions sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems and OHSAS 18001 standard for health and safety management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation's roadways.
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