AutoZone Sponsored Car Enters the Race
MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) today announced the company will sponsor the #14 Trey Hutchens race car in the upcoming Memphis 150 presented by AutoZone on Saturday, June 2 at Memphis International Raceway.
Trey Hutchens is a 19-year-old, fourth-generation racecar driver from Lexington, NC who is entering his tenth year of racing. Trey is becoming one of NASCAR’s most highly recruited talents. Hutchens' career has extended from the likes of USAC Quarter Midgets all the way to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He earned 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour “Rookie of the Year,” and was awarded back-to-back NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour “Most Popular Driver” honors, an award predicated on the number of votes amassed by NASCAR fans. Today, Hutchens attends North Carolina State University in pursuit of a Mechanical Engineering degree with a minor in Computer Programming and is also able to maintain a 4.0 GPA all while balancing his racing career.
“We look forward to seeing Trey’s #14 AutoZone car in the upcoming Memphis 150 presented by AutoZone,” said Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President and CEO, Customer Satisfaction, of AutoZone. “Our sponsorship with Memphis International Raceway as well as our commitment to Trey and his race team, continue to show that AutoZone is committed to supporting the Memphis area as well as representing AutoZone in motorsports.”
AutoZone has a long history with NASCAR. In addition to sponsorships like the Memphis 150 presented by AutoZone, Duralast, the AutoZone exclusive brand, is the official brakes and rotors brand of NASCAR.
As of May 5, 2018, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,540 AutoZone stores in 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 536 stores in Mexico, and 16 stores in Brazil for a total count of 6,092.
AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each AutoZone store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through www.autozone.com, and our Commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.
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