Mack Trucks and Richard Petty Motorsports announced an expansion of their partnership, under which a Mack Anthem® will haul the legendary number 43 racecar currently driven by Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., one of the brightest young stars in NASCAR today. The expansion also makes it possible for Mack to offer customers even more unforgettable experiences at tracks around the country every weekend. “It just had to be a Mack Anthem, a new American icon, hauling the number 43 car made famous by ‘The King’ Richard Petty,” said John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing. “Bubba Wallace has brought great new energy to the sport, and we’re looking forward to sharing that excitement with customers.” Wallace came in second in the 2018 DAYTONA 500 in February, making NASCAR history with the best performance by an African-American driver. Wallace is the first full-time African-American NASCAR driver since the 1970s. “Key to the success of any partnership like this is a genuine connection between the two brands,” Walsh said. “Both Mack and Richard Petty Motorsports are distinctly American, with strong pasts, ground-breaking presents and bright futures.” Attendees of the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show March 22–24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, will have the opportunity to meet Richard Petty in the Mack Trucks booth 34105 the morning of Thursday, March 22.
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. Mack Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2017, the Volvo Group’s net sales amounted to about $39 billion. The Volvo Group is a publiclyheld company. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.
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