NASCAR, Elgin Sweeper Renew NASCAR Green Partnership

NASCAR, Elgin Sweeper Renew NASCAR Green Partnership
Unfavorable Weather No Match for 'Official Sweeper of NASCAR Green'

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2020) – NASCAR and Elgin Sweeper announced today a multi-year partnership renewal, continuing the designation of the leading manufacturer of street sweepers, special industrial, and airport applications as the "Official Sweeper of NASCAR Green®."

"Considering our dealers' dedication to – and passion for – NASCAR Green's goal of protecting the environment through sustainable practices, and our own involvement in the NASCAR culture for more than a decade, it was a logical progression to renew our partnership," said Mike Higgins, vice president and general manager, Elgin Sweeper. "We are immensely proud of the fact that NASCAR continues to rely on Elgin Sweeper to be present at the tracks every race season to shorten rain delays and cautionary events."

As the "Official Sweeper of NASCAR Green," Elgin Sweeper administers a team of 17 trained, NASCAR-certified driver operators throughout the 36-week race season to help support the NASCAR Toyota Tundra Track Drying Team in drying rain-soaked tracks while saving jet fuel and reducing the sport's overall carbon footprint.

In addition to its drying efforts, the revolutionary Crosswind Specialty Track Sweeper assists in maintaining safe racing surfaces for competitors. Designed by Elgin Sweeper exclusively for steep-banked racetracks in need of routine maintenance, race event sweeping and emergency response cleaning, the Crosswind Specialty Track Sweeper has passed the most rigorous tilt tests required. Used for high-speed sweeping during NASCAR races across the country, the machine effectively removes track debris and oil absorbent material and assists in drying wet track areas.

"Throughout our partnership, Elgin Sweeper has consistently proven to be reliable, dependable, and uniquely capable of maintaining green flag racing conditions," said Scott Miller, senior vice president, competition, NASCAR. "Elgin Sweeper has assisted our sport in putting on numerous events after unfavorable odds and we're happy to have them remain a part of our weekend stable."

Elgin Sweeper's exclusively designed Shared Power technology, the EcoInfused platform, diverts the formerly wasted energy from the sweeper's chassis engine back to the power of the sweeper itself, which helps reduce the carbon footprint during NASCAR Cup Series™ race weekends.

The Elgin Sweeper made its NASCAR debut in 2001 at Kansas Speedway. The sweeper picks up 50 gallons of water per minute while saving roughly one gallon of diesel fuel per hour. The sweeper's 10-foot sweep path covers the width of 1.5 race cars, helping officials get cars back on the track in record time.

For more information on the Elgin Crosswind Specialty Track Sweeper, or on Elgin Sweeper's entire line of street sweepers, please visit www.elginsweeper.com. NASCAR fans can follow along with the Track Sweeper throughout the 2020 NASCAR season by visiting Elgin Sweeper's Facebook page.

Fans can catch the NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 from Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM.


The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, LLC (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation's major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series™), three regional series, one local grassroots series, three international series and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, Americrown Service and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Snapchat ('NASCAR').


About Elgin Sweeper

Sold and serviced through a network of more than 100 dealer locations worldwide, Elgin Sweeper products are the sweepers of choice for a variety of general street maintenance, special industrial and airport applications. With more than 100 years of experience, Elgin Sweeper offers municipalities, contractors and industries the most sweeper options in the country, using the latest sweeping technologies – mechanical, pure vacuum, regenerative air, alternative fuel and waterless dust control. Elgin Sweeper is a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation's Environmental Solutions Group. For more information, visit www.elginsweeper.com.


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NASCAR annonce des bourses record en série Pinty’s

NASCAR annonce des bourses record en série Pinty's

Les gagnants de chaque course recevront un minimum de 10 000 $


DAYTONA BEACH, Floride, le 25 février 2020 – Gagner rapporte de plus en plus !


Les pilotes victorieux en 2020 remporteront plus d'argent que jamais dans l'histoire de la série NASCAR Pinty's.


Mieux encore, puisque le gagnant du Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R) se méritera une bourse de 11 000 $. Pour sa part, l'Autodrome Ohsweken offrira, en collaboration avec Pinty's, le partenaire de la série, une bourse de 25 000 $ au gagnant pour souligner le 25e anniversaire de la piste.


« Le prestige de la série NASCAR Pinty's augmente, et les enjeux suivent de façon logique cette courbe ascendante », a déclaré Brandon Thompson, directeur général de la série NASCAR Touring. « La série attire les meilleurs pilotes et équipes au Canada et l'augmentation de la bourse pour le gagnant relèvera davantage le niveau de compétition. »


« Nous reconnaissons la collaboration essentielle de nos pistes partenaires et nous nous attendons à voir encore plus de courses serrées et de finales passionnantes, à l'instar de ce qui est offerts à nos amateurs depuis plusieurs années. »


De plus, et toujours afin d'ajouter au spectacle, NASCAR et le GP3R ont annoncé en 2019 que cette course classique passerait de 50 à 60 tours à partir de 2020. Les 10 tours supplémentaires forceront les équipes à ajouter du carburant et offriront plus de choix stratégiques aux équipes.


La visite sur l'anneau du Ohsweken Speedway prévue pour le 18 août marquera la première course sur terre battue de l'histoire de la série Pinty's. Deux vedettes de la terre battue, Kenny Wallace et Stewart Friesen, ont déjà annoncé leur intention de participer à cette course. Le gars du coin, Stewart Friesen, originaire de Niagara-on-the-Lake, a remporté en 2015 une victoire en série World Of Outlaws, le plus haut niveau en Sprint Car sur terre battue en Amérique.


« Plus de 25 % des Canadiens considèrent la course comme un de leurs sports favoris, » a déclaré Tony Spiteri, vice-président marketing de Pinty's Delicious Foods. « Il va sans dire que ces amateurs ressemblent à bien des égards aux fidèles supporteurs de notre série. Investir pour rendre ce sport encore plus populaire est tout simplement une bonne affaire pour nous, et surtout un grand plaisir. Comme nous le disons tout le temps, « Pinty's : rend la nourriture amusante. »


Le programme 2020 de la série Pinty's compte 13 courses sur 10 pistes dans quatre provinces (Ontario, Québec, Alberta et Saskatchewan). La saison débute le week-end de la Fête de la Reine au Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) et prend fin le 26 septembre au Jukasa Motor Speedway.


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Record Winner’s Purses Set for NASCAR Pinty’s Series

Record Winner's Purses Set for NASCAR Pinty's Series

Each event winner will earn a minimum of $10,000


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2020) – It pays to win.


And in 2020, winners will be paid more than at any time in NASCAR Pinty's Series history.


NASCAR today announced an increase in the winner's purse, paying a minimum of $10,000 to each event winner. The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R) winner will earn $11,000. Ohsweken Speedway, in conjunction with series entitlement partner Pinty's, will feature a winner's purse of $25,000 to honour the track's 25th anniversary.


"As the NASCAR Pinty's Series prestige grows, the stakes continue to rise," said Brandon Thompson, NASCAR Managing Director of Touring Series. "The series attracts the top drivers and teams in Canada, and the winner's purse increase will further strengthen the level of competition.


"We're grateful for the collaboration with our track partners and expect to see even more of the side-by-side racing and close, exciting finishes that the Pinty's Series has consistently delivered to our fans."


The Ohsweken Speedway race on Tuesday, Aug. 18 will be the first dirt race in series history. Dirt track stars Kenny Wallace and Niagara-on-the-Lake native Stewart Friesen, who won a World of Outlaws Sprint Car race there in 2015, have already announced their intentions to compete.


"Motorsports is seen by 26% of Canadians as one of their favourite sports," said Tony Spiteri, Pinty's Delicious Foods Vice President of Marketing. "It goes without saying that these fans are similar in many ways to the loyal following of Pintys. Investments in making the sport even bigger is simply good business, and great fun. As we say all the time, 'Pintys: Making Great Food Fun'."


The 2020 Pinty's Series schedule features 13 races at 10 tracks in four provinces (Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and Saskatchewan). The season opens Victoria Day weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) and finishes at Jukasa Motor Speedway on Sept. 26.


Last year, NASCAR and GP3R announced that race would extend from 50 laps to 60 beginning in 2020. The 10 extra laps will force teams to add fuel and provide more strategy opportunities.



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