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Friday, May 22, 2009

Hino Trucks to Debut Race Recovery Vehicles at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Hino Trucks to Debut Race Recovery Vehicles at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NOVI, Mich., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Hino Trucks announced today that they have teamed up with Jerr-Dan Corporation to debut at least seven tow and recovery vehicles for use at the Indianapolis Speedway. The trucks will be used for all events that take place at the Speedway during the 2009 racing season.

The partnership will kick off at the Indianapolis 500, 'The Greatest Spectacle in Racing' on Memorial Day weekend. "This is the start of a new chapter for Hino in racing," says Glenn Ellis, Vice President of Marketing for Hino Trucks. "Hino Trucks has been a sponsor of Team Penske Indy Racing League race team for the past five years and our newly increased exposure at the speedway is a unique opportunity to demonstrate Hino product capabilities trackside."

Established in 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has long prevailed as an icon of motorsports excellence. This year, the Speedway begins celebrating its Centennial Era, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the facility in 2009 and the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2011. Other major events at the speedway include the NASCAR Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Ellis continued, "We are thrilled to have Hino Trucks as the preferred tow truck at these prestigious events and look forward to supporting the racing teams with the best recovery vehicles in the industry." The vehicles on standby and ready for action at the speedway are the Hino 268 model conventional chassis with Jerr-Dan(R) Aluminum Cougar HPL 6000 wrecker body and Hino 258LP model conventional chassis with Jerr-Dan Premium 6-ton carrier body.

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