NASCAR and Featherlite Trailers Extend Partnership
Cresco, IA (March 11, 2019) - Featherlite Trailers® has extended its partnership with National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR®) through 2024. As a part of the extended sponsorship agreement, Featherlite Trailers will continue its designation as “Official Trailer of NASCAR”.
Featherlite provides at-track support at NASCAR-sanctioned races each season. Featherlite and NASCAR’s relationship dates back to the early 1990s when Featherlite built its first race car transporter for owner Richard Childress and the late Dale Earnhardt. Today, Featherlite manufactures haulers for a large segment of NASCAR teams as well as builds the trailers that serve as NASCAR’s at-track offices and meeting spaces for race officials and other personnel throughout the race weekend, among many other functions.
“Our relationship with Featherlite dates back many years, and we’re excited to continue this valued partnership,” said Elton Sawyer, vice president officiating and technical inspection, NASCAR. “We depend on Featherlite trailers every weekend throughout a season that takes us to all parts of the country. Featherlite’s support and reliability have helped us execute our events over the years, and we look forward to continuing the relationship.”
Featherlite, headquartered in Cresco, Iowa, and owned by Universal Trailer Corporation, is the nation’s original aluminum specialty trailer brand and a leading manufacturer today of 53-foot race car transporters, as well as horses, livestock, car, recreational and other specialty trailers.
“Featherlite is very proud to continue our partnership with NASCAR,” said Justin Queensland, vice president/general manager, Universal Trailer. “Our relationship with NASCAR over the last 25 plus years has been an integral part of our business. We look forward to continuing to expose race teams and their sponsors, as well as NASCAR fans, to our unique and innovative trailers as well as offer our commitment to this great sport for many years to come.”
Featherlite Trailers (www.fthr.com), located in Cresco, Iowa, is a leading aluminum specialty trailer manufacturer. Featherlite has highly diversified product lines offering horse, livestock, utility and recreational trailers through an extensive dealer network in the U.S. and Canada. Featherlite is a sponsor of many organizations, including NASCAR. Featherlite is part of the “Family of Brands” of Universal Trailer Corporation.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series™), three regional series, one local grassroots series, three international series and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).