No Word Yet on 2009 UPS NASCAR Plans

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Speed Demon, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Speed Demon

    Speed Demon New Member

    Source: UPSers.com

    UPS is working to finalize its team sponsorship plans for 2009 and will make an announcement once those plans are complete.


    UPS has supported NASCAR since 2000 when it became the Official Express Delivery Company of NASCAR. A year later, UPS became a team sponsor for Robert Yates Racing and driver Dale Jarrett, and launched its highly popular "Race the Truck" advertising campaign that made Dale’s name synonymous with UPS, and the “big brown truck" synonymous with NASCAR.
    In a move that placed UPS among the first sponsors to race a Toyota Camry, UPS and Dale Jarrett teamed up with Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. When Dale decided to retire from racing, David Reutimann was chosen to take over as the pilot of the #44 UPS Toyota for the remainder of the 2008 season.
    In a news conference today at Bristol Motor Speedway, MWR announced that Aaron’s will be the new sponsor for David Reutimann for the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. They will sponsor David in the #00 Toyota for half of the 2009 Cup series season and in 10 Nationwide series races.
    At this time, UPS is working to finalize its team sponsorship plans for 2009 and will make an announcement once those plans are complete. We wish David Reutimann and the Michael Waltrip Racing Team well in their future endeavors.

















    Published : Aug 22, 2008 12:00 AM
    Last Updated : Aug 22, 2008 02:30 PM
     
  2. Jack4343

    Jack4343 FT DR Specialist

    I'm not so sure that UPS will sponsor a team at all next year. I'm thinking they will become the series sponsor of the Truck series which makes perfect sense in a marketing standpoint for UPS. They can use all of the truck series drivers in the commercials talking about racing the truck. The slot is open for UPS since Craftsman is leaving and there have been rumors in racing circles that UPS is in negotiations with NASCAR to do just that. We'll see but it's very telling that UPS have produced zero commercials with David Reutimann in regards to their current sponsorship. UPS just didn't gel at all with the whole MWR organization.
     
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    You mean NASCAR is going to bore us for another year? :whiteflag:
     
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    There is a word on the 2009 plans,sort of. it`s "Snore"
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    yaaawwwnnnnnn!!!
     
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Need a seperate area for sports, all sports.
     
  7. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    Great idea, please include Woman's Beach Volleyball!
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    NASCAR is not a sport.
     
  9. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Look,,, if ping pong and badmitton can be an Olympic sport, then NASCAR can be a sport
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    Maybe they will also add badminton in 2012.
     
  11. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

     
  12. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    It's as much a sport as most Olympic sports.
     
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Nascar can be included in a sports 'column' on this site. Along with football (yeah), baseball, beach volleyball (GO! Dalhauser, you sexy thing), badmitten, etc., etc., etc..
     
  14. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz


    Yea because running 200mph while going 3 wide inches apart isnt a sport
    :rolleyes2::rolleyes2::rolleyes2:
     
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member


    GASP!!!! Next you're gonna tell me the drivers are not athletes!
     
  16. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Hey Over, what are the chances of adding a new forum for sports?
    Then someone can get unnecessarily bent out of shape and give Scratch and hard time when he moves a misplaced thread.


    JK Scratch luv ya dude.:happy2:
     
  17. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I think you should definately PM Cheryl with that suggestion!
     
  18. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

  19. rod

    rod retired and happy


    That's the 1st lap------then it's 3 or 4 hours of them following each other around only to end up finnishing under a yellow flag. BORING!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    ok,,, you got me on the spelling... take 10 points off my grade