Menards signs deal with NHRA Heartland Nationals The 29th annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties will be held May 19-21, 2017. Heartland Park Topeka is the fastest track in the country and during the 2016 event Matt Hagan set the national speed record with a blistering pass of 335.57 mph.
Menards partners with Penske Racing SPEEDWAY, Ind. (March 22, 2016) – Team Penske announced today that Menards, the industry-leading home improvement store company with locations throughout the Midwest, will sponsor the No. 22 car and driver Simon Pagenaud for three races during the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series, including this year’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29th. Menards will adorn the side of the No. 22 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet at the Indy 500, at the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 14, as well as the series’ return to Road America in June. The company will also be an associate sponsor on the No. 22 Team Penske car for the balance of the 2016 season.
Menards signs deal with ARCA Racing Series Menards will continue their presenting sponsorship role in ARCA, and will sponsor the Menards 200 ARCA Racing Series event at Toledo Speedway for a sixth consecutive year."We are proud to once again sponsor the ARCA Racing Series and look forward to another interesting season," said Jeff Abbott, promotions manager and spokesman. "We appreciate all the loyal Menards customers who continue to make us their choice for home improvement. Our relationship with vendor partners Ansell Gloves and Scott brands and customers allows us to remain involved with ARCA. We are both excited and grateful for this opportunity."The announcement was made as part of a press conference for Toledo Speedway held at Hollywood Casino. "The business model we have built with Menards and the vendors involved have proven to be a win-win relationship," said Mark Gundrum, Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Partnerships for ARCA. "The vendors gain distribution, and the end result is increased product sales, business for Menards, and a promotional program for both."The Menards 200 will once again take place the weekend before Memorial Day in May, and will feature ARCA Racing Series Practice and Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell on Saturday, May 17, along with racing by the ARCA Sportsman Division. The Menards 200 will start at 2 p.m. on May 18, and is scheduled for live broadcast on FOX Sports 1.Veteran race car driver Ken Schrader made history when he won at Toledo Speedway in May of 2013. At the time, he was oldest winner in series history. He won later in the season at DuQuoin, Ill., breaking the mark he set at Toledo. Another piece of history was made at Toledo in 2013 when Kyle Benjamin became the youngest polesitter in series history.Race fans will have the opportunity to "Save Big Money" on tickets to several events again in 2014, as Menards Stores will sell advance tickets for each at substantial discounts, including the annual stop in Toledo."Menards is our most important strategic marketing partner, not only for Toledo Speedway, but for the entire ARCA Racing Series," Gundrum said. "Their involvement with the tour and our presenting sponsor positions them as a very important marketing partner for ARCA."PaddockTalk Perspective