CORONA, CA (January 8, 2020) – Big River Steel, a leading flat-rolled steel producer, has agreed to a multi-year agreement to partner with “Team Lucas” as an Official Partner of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League.
“We are pleased to announce our relationship with Lucas Oil Products and Team Lucas for the 2020 race season. We enjoyed our first season as a motorsports sponsor last year and are looking forward to building on our experience,” said Dave Stickler, Chief Executive Officer of Big River Steel. “We’re excited to cheer on the Clint Bowyer Race Team and driver Josh Richards as well, as we help advance motorsport racing.”
In addition to being a “Team Lucas” partner, Big River Steel will also be associated with the Clint Bowyer Race Team and driver Josh Richards on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2020. Josh Richards’ impressive resume includes winning the series championship in 2017, being a runner-up in the series championship in 2018, and finishing third in the final series point standings in 2019. Clint Bowyer Race Team is owned by NASCAR star, Clint Bowyer. To learn more about Clint Bowyer Racing and Josh Richards visit: www.clintbowyer.com and: www.joshrichards.com.
“Team Lucas has a positive impact on grassroots racing across the country and in all different forms of motorsports,” said Scott Coleman, Manager of Coated Products at Big River Steel. “We are thrilled to GO BIG in our partnership with Team Lucas, and we look forward to being part of the Clint Bowyer Race Team and supporting Josh Richards. Lucas Oil continues to improve grassroots racing for its passionate fans and growing the sport with their TV coverage.”
The Big River Steel partnership will include “Presenting Sponsorship” entitlements of the “Clash at the Mag” at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS as part of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, for the second year in a row.
The Big River Steel partnership with Team Lucas also includes a presence and association with the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League and the Super Modified Tractor Division in 2020. The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League will definitely emphasize the motto “GO BIG” for Big River Steel, with the goal to get four Hemi's, three Turbines or Allison Aircraft Engines to sing in harmony, in a pursuit of putting the power to the track at over 10,000 horses.
"Big River Steel is a great company to work with," said Wayne Castleberry, Corporate Motorsports Sales and Marketing for Lucas Oil. "They are an innovative company with over 500 company employees that are passionate race fans that support Lucas Oil Motorsports. We look forward to continuing the relationship for years to come."
Team Lucas creates an alliance between Lucas Oil Products Inc. and select marketing partners that enhances brand awareness, maximizes television event coverage and heightens live, family-friendly event experiences. Team Lucas' fan and media exposure includes the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Speedway, Lucas Oil MLRA Series, Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series and the Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts.
Partners benefit from a tremendous TV package associated with our motorsports entities, with coverage on the MAVTV Motorsports Network, NBC Sports Network, CBS, CBS Sports Network and Lucas Oil Racing TV - the first streaming TV network dedicated solely to the world of motorsports. This type of television exposure is one of the essential ingredients that make the dynamic Team Lucas marketing and advertising platform so beneficial to Team Lucas partners.
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Big River Steel invested $1.3 billion to build and start up the world’s first Flex Mill®, a steel mini mill focused on the production of a wide product spectrum, including advanced automotive steels and electrical steels. Since operations began in early 2017, Big River Steel has provided steel products to over 225 customers in the automotive, energy, construction and agricultural industries. At Big River Steel, there’s no talk of the status quo. True innovation leads to growth and is rebellious. To learn more visit www.bigriversteel.com.