Exide Technologies, (NASDAQ: XIDE, www.exide.com) a global leader in stored electrical-energy solutions, announced today a renewal of its partnership with Randy Moss Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™ for the 2010 season.
“Exide has been a great partner to Randy Moss Motorsports,” commented David Dollar, co-owner of Randy Moss Motorsports. “We had a lot of success in our first season together, and I am expecting more of the same in 2010. Mike [Skinner] did a great job both on and off the track.”
The familiar blue and black colors will make their 2010 season debut on the No. 5 Toyota Tundra in Charlotte on May 21 where Exide will be hosting the winners of the Exide Extreme Race Weekend Sweepstakes, which ran from February 15 through March 21, 2010.
Exide will return to Skinner’s Tundra for races in St. Louis, Bristol, New Hampshire, Talladega, and Texas. In addition, the Exide logo will adorn the hood of David Starr’s No. 81 Tundra for the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Exide also will serve as a full-season associate sponsor for both teams.
“Mike Skinner has been an exemplary brand ambassador for Exide, and we are proud of our alliance with one of the premier teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” said Bruce Cole, President – Transportation Americas, Exide Technologies. “Not only does this sponsorship afford us additional opportunities to activate our Official Battery of NASCAR status, it also aligns our company’s premium-quality, track-proven portfolio of battery products with the brand-loyal NASCAR audience.”
The premium NASCAR-branded products, distributed through Exide’s customer partnerships in North America, are available in 26 different automotive types and fit most cars, vans, sport utility vehicles and pick-up trucks on the road today. The Exide® NASCAR® Extreme™ is backed by a full 40-month free replacement, 108-month limited warranty and includes 40 months of 24/7 roadside assistance protection.
“I am really excited about Exide coming back in 2010,” said driver Mike Skinner. “We had a great season together in 2009. They helped propel Randy Moss Motorsports into the spotlight, and we are very thankful for their support. I am looking forward to getting the Exide Tundra to victory lane as well as vying for the 2010 championship.”
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About Exide Technologies
Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, is one of the world’s largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The Company’s four global business groups — Transportation Americas, Transportation Europe and Rest of World, Industrial Energy Americas and Industrial Energy Europe and Rest of World — provide a comprehensive range of stored electrical energy products and services for industrial and transportation applications.
Transportation markets include original-equipment and aftermarket automotive, heavy-duty truck, agricultural and marine applications, and new technologies for hybrid vehicles and automotive applications. Industrial markets include network power applications such as telecommunications systems, electric utilities, railroads, photovoltaic (solar-power related) and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), and motive-power applications including lift trucks, mining and other commercial vehicles.
Further information about Exide, including its financial results, are available at www.exide.com.
About Randy Moss Motorsports
Randy Moss Motorsports is a two-truck team and leading competitor in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Veteran-owner David Dollar joined forces with NFL-standout Randy Moss on July 3, 2008 to form the organization. Mike Skinner went on to record the team’s first three poles (Iowa, Loudon, Martinsville) and first three wins (Kansas, Iowa, Gateway) from the wheel of the No. 5 RMM Toyota Tundra during the 2009 season. In 2010, Randy Moss Motorsports added NASCAR Camping World Series veteran David Starr to their driver line-up. Starr competes in the No. 81 Randy Moss Motorsports Toyota Tundra.