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Atlas Copco Extends Partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing and No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS

2014-02-21

New 125,000 sq.-ft. Stewart-Haas race shop expansion includes new Atlas Copco air compressors and SmartLink monitoring technology

Atlas Copco has extended its partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing as an associate sponsor of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS and driver Kurt Busch during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

“We enjoy a longstanding and successful partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing,” said John Brookshire, president, Atlas Copco Compressors LLC. “We are proud to be part of their team at the track and in the race shop, and we’re looking forward to supporting the expanded SHR lineup in the 2014 Sprint Cup Series.” 

“It is especially exciting to kick-off this close partnership with the No. 41 team in our 141st year in business,” added Brookshire.

As part of the relationship, Atlas Copco is providing new compressed air equipment and installing its SmartLink monitoring technology into SHR’s new 125,000 sq.-ft. state-of-the-art race shop expansion located next to the team’s existing headquarters in Kannapolis, N.C. SmartLink provides 24/7 remote monitoring of the team’s compressed air system to ensure continuous uptime and peak performance. 

“Atlas Copco has been a consistent, committed partner since the beginning of Stewart-Haas Racing and we’re proud to have them in our shop and at the track for another season,” said Brett Frood, executive vice president, SHR. “Sustainability is a key theme to our shop expansion and Atlas Copco equipment will ensure that despite doubling our capacity, we won’t have to double our energy bill. In fact, with the new energy-saving equipment, we’ll see only a minimal increase, which will help keep our resources focused on putting our racecars in victory lane.”

This year is the first time Atlas Copco will appear as an associate sponsor of an SHR car for the full season. Atlas Copco will appear on the B-post of Busch’s No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS and on the sleeve of Busch’s firesuit.

A video featuring Tony Stewart talking about Atlas Copco’s products is available at www.atlascopco.us/racing.   
 
Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owned by three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in the western world. The team fields four entries in the elite Sprint Cup Series – the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet for Stewart, the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet for Danica Patrick, the No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick and the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet for Kurt Busch. Based in Kannapolis, N.C., Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 140,000-square-foot facility with approximately 270 employees. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing and on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng.
 
Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BUSD 12.8) and more than 40 000 employees. Learn more at www.atlascopco.com.