REV IN THE WORLD OF RACING

TEAM PENSKE PARTNERSHIP CREATES COMPANY MOMENTUM

Many of REV Group’s vehicle brands have long served the racing industry – decades even.

Our fire trucks and ambulance brands stand at the ready of these racing events, while REV shuttle buses transport racing fans from parking lot to grand stand, and back again. Traveling to and from these same nearby lots and race tracks are Monaco Coach motorhomes, used for tailgating or as a place to call home when the race is won.

Like our motor coach’s, the power and slick style of race cars on the track feels right at home.

To continue to nudge REV Group’s name into the racing spotlight, our company entered into a multi-year partnership with Team Penske in early February of 2016. With IndyCar bouts and NASCAR races already under our belts, these events have been key to thanking our most loyal supporters. At the same time, motor coaches under REV Group’s umbrella have attracted the attention of top drivers in the industry with many choosing to drive away in REV coaches.


Here’s just a couple of 2016’s racing highlights:

MARCH 7, 2016

A CUSTOM COACH FOR AN INDY 500 WINNER

A crowd of more than 800 REV Recreation Group employees gathered at Decatur, Indiana’s Plant 44-2 to celebrate one of the most unique coach unveilings in company history. With the smell of automotive paint still lingering in the air, the buzz of everyday factory life came to a stall, allowing REV employees an opportunity to present three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves with his own custom REV coach.

 

APRIL 2, 2016

IN THE PHOENIX GRAND PRIX GLOW

Soon after REV Group and Team Penske Racing joined forces, REV followed Helio Castroneves – an Indy 500 star – to Phoenix, Arizona. REV was the main sponsor of Castroneves’ No. 3 Chevrolet during April 2’s VERIZON IndyCar Series Phoenix Grand Prix. In celebration of the sponsorship, REV hosted a two-day VIP event for 60 guests. Even though the REV logo didn’t make an appearance in Victory Lane, REV shared in Castroneves’ winning pole position and April Fools’ shenanigans.

 

MAY 14, 2016

LET THE NASCAR RACING BEGIN

Following the Phoenix sponsorship, REV shifted gears to NASCAR racing. The REV Group logo was sported on Joey Logano’s No. 22 Ford Mustang during Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race on May 14. While Logano didn’t reach the podium, he created a stir among a second batch of REV VIP guests as he crept into third place after Lap 81, before getting stuck in the low lane to finish seventh.

 

MAY 17, 2016

ANOTHER AMERICAN COACH HANDOVER

The REV Recreation Group unveiled yet another custom motor coach to one of Team Penske’s drivers, Ryan Blaney, considered one of the most promising young stars in the Sprint Cup Series as he battles for Rookie of the Year honors. Blaney will travel to future race-day events in a REV motorhome, featuring a custom paint design in metallic silver with touches of REV red and black.

 

UP NEXT …

There’s plenty more in store for REV and its brands with three more NASCAR races to look forward to (Aug. 6 at Watkins Glen International, Sept. 9 at Richmond International Speedway and Nov. 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway). At these upcoming races, REV will continue to sponsor Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford Mustang. Stay tuned! Here’s hoping we’ll see the REV logo in Victory Lane soon…

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