MAHLE Clevite Renews Racing Commitment

Jan 18, 2011

MAHLE Clevite Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., will continue its long-running NASCAR sponsorship program, including its Engine Builder of the Year award, as well as its support of thousands of NASCAR grassroots racers around the country.

The company has announced that the three-year agreement includes both the NASCAR national series as well as NASCAR regional and local grassroots series.

Clevite engine bearings will remain an exclusive NASCAR Performance product, and as a Prize Money & Decal (contingency) Program sponsor, the well-known MAHLE decal will be displayed on participating race cars and trucks throughout NASCAR events at every level, according to a press release.

MAHLE will also continue to present the Engine Builder of the Year award, recognizing the top engine builder in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series. Since its inception in 1984, the award spotlights the unsung heroes in NASCAR: the engine builders providing the horsepower to keep the cars and trucks competing at the highest levels.

“Everyone is familiar with the quality in all of our products, especially Clevite engine bearings, and the decades-long association with NASCAR,” said Dan Moody, president, MAHLE Clevite Inc. “What was most important to us in this new agreement is the extensive commitment across the Weekly, Touring and Regional series. We are very proud of our commitment to these weekend warriors who battle every weekend on dirt and asphalt in towns across North America.”

The MAHLE Clevite involvement in grassroots racing now includes supporting the multiple NASCAR weekly short track racing series, Sprint and Midget class levels-”and on straight tracks throughout NHRA and IHRA.

“MAHLE Clevite is an integral part of the NASCAR community and we value their contributions to the NASCAR Performance family of products and contingency program support at all levels,” said Todd Armstrong, managing director, NASCAR Automotive Group. “We’re glad to have them aboard for another three years and look forward to working with them in support of their commitment to not only the national series, but in their support of the regional and touring activities as well.”