- Partnership to Include Consumer RV Shows and RV Rally at DIS facilities
Gander RV, the Official RV & Outdoor Company of NASCAR, will serve as the title sponsor for the 150-mile qualifying races for the DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway, part of DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth.
The races will be known as the Gander RV Duel At DAYTONA. Scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14, the pair of 150-mile qualifying races will finalize the starting lineup for the 61st DAYTONA 500, the prestigious season-opening event for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
“The time-honored tradition of holding qualifying races for the DAYTONA 500 goes back to when we opened in 1959,” said Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile. “Our fans have always loved the grassroots-type of appeal the qualifiers offer. We are now proud to grow that tradition with a new sponsor and race title.”
“We are excited to be part of these fun and exciting races that set the stage for the DAYTONA 500,” said Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World Holdings and star of CNBC’s “The Profit.” Both Gander RV and NASCAR brands touch outdoor fans across the country, so the partnership is a perfect fit and we are counting the days till the racing season begins.”
Gander Outdoors, the new sponsor of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series and a subsidiary of Camping World Holdings, Inc., recently expanded its national footprint with the opening of 13 Gander RV dealerships, with additional dealerships planned for the remainder of the year.
As part of a larger agreement with DIS, Gander RV, along with sister companies Camping World and Good Sam, will host consumer RV shows over multiple years at the DIS facilities, as well as an RV Rally in 2020. The events will feature a large selection of motorized and towable RVs, RV and outdoor accessories, seminars, entertainment and more.
Tickets for the 61st annual DAYTONA 500 and all other Daytona International Speedway events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.
About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the “World Center of Racing,” boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway grounds are also used extensively for events that include concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.
About Camping World Holdings, Inc.
Camping World Holdings, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, is the leading outdoor and camping retailer, offering an extensive assortment of recreational vehicles for sale, RV and camping gear, RV maintenance and repair, other outdoor and active sports products, and the industry’s broadest and deepest range of services, protection plans, products and resources. Since the Company's founding in 1966, Camping World and its portfolio of industry-leading brands including Gander Outdoors, Overton’s, Good Sam and more, has grown to become one of the most well-known destinations for everything RV, with approximately 225 locations in 36 states and a comprehensive e-commerce platform. For more information, visit www.CampingWorld.com.
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