MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Penske Racing announced today that Alliance Truck Parts, a leading provider of replacement parts for the commercial transportation industry, will be the primary sponsor of the No. 12 Dodge Challenger driven by Sam Hornish Jr. for the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Hornish raced the Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Charger in the 2010 Nationwide Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and he is ready to compete for the team again this season.
"It's exciting to be able to return to the car and get a chance to represent the Alliance Truck Parts brand again this season," Hornish said. "I know everyone at Penske Racing will be working hard to get the best results possible this year in the Nationwide Series."
"Penske Racing has a heritage of benchmark performance and we feel the alignment between Alliance Truck Parts, Penske Racing and Sam Hornish Jr. is a partnership that signifies the quality, reliability and value of our brand," said Daniel Haggerty, director of parts marketing for Daimler Trucks North America LLC.
Hornish will drive the Alliance Truck Parts Dodge for Penske Racing in at least eight races in the upcoming Nationwide Series season. The former Indianapolis 500 winner and three-time IndyCar Series champion is expected to compete in at least 10 series races overall in 2011. Specific races will be announced in the coming weeks.
"Penske Racing welcomes Alliance Truck Parts to the team," said Roger Penske. "We believe this marks the beginning of a strong partnership. Sam and the team are ready to produce solid results in the Alliance Truck Parts Dodge. It should be an exciting 2011 season."