CNC Machine Tool Builder Okuma and Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Expand Sponsorship
DATE: February 5, 2015
CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corporation and Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) have expanded their partnership agreement to now include the No. 1 Chevrolet SS, driven by Jamie McMurray in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The Concord, North Carolina-based team will utilize Okuma CNC machine tools and technology in their machine shop to produce parts and equipment in support of the team’s NASCAR efforts.
Okuma equipment is already used by Ganassi’s Verizon IndyCar Series and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship teams in Indianapolis. Okuma President and COO, Jim King, noted, “Okuma has had a long and successful partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams through INDYCAR and we feel this is a natural extension of that relationship. Both Okuma and Chip Ganassi Racing Teams are considered leaders in their respective industries and we look forward to helping the team win races.”
“Okuma has been a great partner of ours for a number of years and we are very happy to see the partnership continue to grow,” said Chip Ganassi Racing Teams President Steve Lauletta. “Having them as a partner on the No. 1 Chevrolet this year is very exciting for all of us here with the race team. Most importantly, the great partnership that we have created with Okuma over the last five years is surpassed only by the performance of Okuma CNC machines that we have in our shop.”