Penske's No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang Debuts At Road Course
PARK RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 5, 2013
PARK RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) and Penske
Racing enter their first NASCAR Nationwide Series race on a road course on
August 10^th as defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski takes the
No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang to Watkins Glen International (WGI) track in New
York. To help get racing fans to the track, Hertz is offering discounted rates
of up to 22% off their Hertz rental when they mention corporate discount
number (CDP#): 2222222 at time of reservation.*
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"The uniqueness of this course will make for an enjoyable weekend and it will
be interesting to have Brad drive the No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang for the first
time on a road course," commented Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer. "The diversion from the oval-shaped track will add an extra
element of excitement to the race. We're confident the No. 22 team will excel
at this course's differed tasks, mirroring the success they've shown
throughout the season."
"Road course racing has become some of the most-exciting racing of the year,"
commented Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski. "I'm looking forward to the
opportunity to represent Hertz in the No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang at Watkins
Glen. Hertz and Penske Racing have proven to be a great combination so far
this season. I'm anxious to make my mark by picking up my first win at Watkins
Most recently, driver Joey Logano had a first-place finish in the No. 22 Hertz
Ford Mustang in the Nationwide Series event at Chicagoland Speedway. The
track for this weekend's race, The Cheez-It 335 at the Glen, is one of a few
road courses where drivers get to turn both left and right with many twists
and turns in both directions and this will be the first time Hertz is
represented on a road course. They do so with a No. 22 Penske Racing team that
has one win and three top-five finishes in the last three races at WGI.
In January, Hertz and Penske Racing entered a multi-year agreement with Hertz
serving as a 2013 primary sponsor for select races on the No. 22 Penske Racing
car competing in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series.
Hertz will have branding presence on the team's uniforms and equipment as well
as on the Nationwide Series car. The No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang raced this
season at Dover International Speedway in the Monster Mile and at Chicagoland
Speedway with Penske Racing driver Joey Logano coming in first place as well
as at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In addition, Hertz is co-primary
sponsor on the No. 22 Ford Fusion in the Sprint Cup Series at the fall race
hosted at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Hertz is committed to offering its customers the most technologically
innovative products and services available to keep customers "Traveling at the
Speed of Hertz." This includes Hertz 'Carfirmations'; 'Gold Choice', which
gives Gold members the power to keep the car they reserved or simply choose a
different car from the Gold Choice area; and e-Return, with the fastest car
rental drop-off that includes an email receipt within hours. These are all
complimentary services for Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members, which is currently
free to join. In addition, Hertz continues to expand the presence of its
ExpressRent Interactive Kiosks that let customers rent a car, with or without
a reservation, through a live, face-to-face video kiosk.
* Hertz Racing discount is subject to all applicable terms and conditions and
blackout dates may apply.
About Penske Racing
Penske Racing is one of the most successful teams in the history of
professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, cars owned and
prepared by Penske Racing have produced 364 major race wins, 423 pole
positions and 24 National Championships, including the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series title. The team has also earned a record 15 Indianapolis 500 victories
in its storied history. For more information about Penske Racing, please visit
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty
brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations
in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle
East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car
rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee
locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car
rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and
Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in
approximately 80 countries. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's
World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth
time, by the magazine's readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also
voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental
Survey, earning top honors in 14 additional categories, and the Company swept
the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from
FlyerTalk.com. Product and services such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards,
NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline,
Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.
Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader
Donlen Corporation and operates the Hertz On Demand car sharing business. The
Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz
Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.
Contact: Paula Rivera, (201) 307-2824, firstname.lastname@example.org
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