Delphi Continues Winning Relationship with Hendrick Motorsports
Primary sponsor for four Nationwide races with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mark Martin
TROY, Mich.—Delphi Product & Service Solutions announced today at a press conference held at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas that it will continue its major associate sponsorship of Hendrick Motorsports during the 2008 NASCAR season.
An associate sponsor of all of the 2008 Hendrick Motorsports entries, Delphi will also be the primary sponsor for the No. 5 NASCAR Nationwide Series Chevrolet fielded by JR Motorsports for four races. In addition, Delphi will receive preferred logo placement on the No. 5 Sprint Cup Series car driven by Casey Mears at Las Vegas, Indianapolis and the second Texas race.
Hendrick newcomer Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the No. 5 Delphi Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway in April and Daytona International Speedway in July. Mark Martin will drive the other two races for Delphi—at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March and Texas Motor Speedway in November.
“Delphi is proud to continue our great association with Hendrick Motorsports for the 2008 NASCAR season,” says Francisco A. (Frank) Ordoñez, president, Delphi Product & Service Solutions, and vice president, Delphi Corp. "We are very excited to welcome Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mark Martin to the Delphi family, and look forward to another winning year with the entire Hendrick team.
“Hendrick Motorsports drivers have 165 Sprint Cup victories and 76 Nationwide Series wins, not to mention seven NASCAR championships, and it is great to be a part of their future success.”
Earnhardt will be Hendrick Motorsports’ newest driver for the 2008 season, joining 2006 champion Jimmie Johnson, four-time Cup champion Jeff Gordon and race winner Casey Mears. Delphi will continue to be featured on the uniforms of all of the Hendrick drivers.
“We have had a tremendous relationship with Delphi over the past seven years,” says Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “This association has been extremely important to our organization, especially from a technology standpoint, and we look forward to having Delphi continue as a key partner in 2008.”
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