REV Group, Inc., a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and provider of parts and services, has signed on to be title sponsor of the June NTT IndyCar Series event at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, it was announced Wednesday.
The REV Group Grand Prix is the 10th of 17 races on the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series schedule and will air live on NBC at noon ET Sunday, June 23.
“REV is excited to be the title sponsor of the NTT IndyCar Series event at Road America,” said Tim Sullivan, president and CEO of REV Group, “Road America is one of North America’s premier road courses and a proud part of our community. Motorsports is an effective platform for REV to connect with our customers and showcase the technology, engineering and quality we put into our vehicles. We are using the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America to pay tribute to first responders, sharing our appreciation for the dedicated people who use our vehicles each day to serve their communities.”
As the parent company of 30 specialty vehicle brands, REV connects and protects communities with a lineup that spans the bus, emergency (fire and ambulance), recreation and specialty markets. More than 240,000 REV vehicles are in service today across America.
REV Group has also been a sponsor of Team Penske in the NTT IndyCar Series. REV Group also is an ambulance supplier for AMR, which sponsors the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team that tends to the care of INDYCAR drivers and teams at all series events.
As part of the REV Grand Group Prix weekend from June 20-23, REV will create a unique hospitality and race experience to salute first responders at the event.
“REV Group is a great fit for Road America,” said George Bruggenthies, Road America’s senior consultant and former president and general manager. “They have a unique cadre of brands that have been instrumental in moving America forward. From first responders to families, REV emanates American pride and American success through its diverse vehicle brands.
“We feel that REV will incorporate itself very well with Road America’s fan base while rewarding first responders through this entitlement. We are very excited to have them on board in such a prestigious capacity.”
There have been 28 previous Indy Car races at Road America, annually from 1982-2004, again in 2006-07 and most recently from 2016-18. Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden is the defending race champion. Drivers and teams constantly praise the 4.048-mile permanent road course as among their favorites on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule.