TRG Motorsports signs primary sponsor

American Monster Signs with TRG Motorsports to Partner on the No. 71 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevy Mooresville, North Carolina (April 17, 2009) - American Monster has agreed to a deal with TRG Motorsports to become the primary sponsor on the No. 71 ...

American Monster Signs with TRG Motorsports to Partner on the No. 71 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevy

Mooresville, North Carolina (April 17, 2009) - American Monster has agreed to a deal with TRG Motorsports to become the primary sponsor on the No. 71 American Monster Chevrolet Impala SS NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car driven by David Gilliland. The car will debut this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.

American Monster is a television concept that will showcase successful, homegrown talent from a variety of competitive arenas. To be an American Monster is to defy the odds and compete at the highest levels relying on little more than your natural talent, innate abilities and pure determination. In 2009, each series will focus on athletes and talent from the Mixed Martial Arts, Monster Trucks, and NASCAR expanding to other sports in the near future. The show will give viewers a behind the scenes view on what it takes to compete against the world's most sophisticated competition without any of the luxuries of huge budgets, or traditional means of support. The American Monster TV concept will be revealed on FOX Sports Net by the fourth quarter of 2009. More information can be gathered from www.americanmonstertv.com.

"The TRG Motorsports NASCAR on a Dime story of entering the most competitive racing series on the planet is exactly what the American Monster concept is all about," Roger Dean, American Monster creator said. "We chose TRG Motorsports as the catalyst to introduce and publicize the American Monster brand. The car will be used as a 180 mph billboard to let people know what will be coming on the American Monster TV shows. We will also use the NASCAR venues to cross promote our other exciting program segments and brand lifestyle. American Monster's creative partners Joe Iacono of Iacono Design Group and James Begera of WA007 will leverage the NASCAR audience to offer American Monster's television viewers and advertisers added value by building a lifestyle brand of the future. American Monster will utilize David Gilliland and the sport to explain to everyone that an American Monster lives in all of us, but you have to have what it takes."

TRG Motorsports team principal Kevin Buckler now has a few more dimes to continue running in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. "We have found a partner that really mirrors what we are all about at TRG Motorsports," Buckler said. "The very definition of an American Monster is what we portray in our team. What we have been able to do, with 11 Monsters on the crew, against the large well funded teams has earned us a place in this sport. It was a huge risk to get involved when we did, but that risk is now rewarded with a great looking blue and silver No. 71 American Monster Chevrolet. The partnership with American Monster will help us to focus on increasing our level of competitiveness on the track as well as begin to incubate a fan following in NASCAR through a very cool merchandising program."

Racer Management led by Bryan Houtchens in conjunction with The Hufco Pro-Motion Agency led by John Huffman worked with American Monster to find the appropriate team that fit the American Monster program with a lean, mean, and targeted approach in motorsports; thus culminating in the relationship between TRG Motorsports and American Monster as a predominant force within NASCAR for many years to come.

-credit: trgm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kevin Buckler , David Gilliland
Teams TRG Motorsports