PARK RIDGE, N.J., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) and Penske Racing prepare for their third sponsored race together of the NASCAR Nationwide Series season during the Rally, Rock & Race Weekend on July 21st. During the STP 300 race at Chicagoland Speedway, driver Joey Logano will once again be representing the No.22 Hertz Ford Mustang on the 1.5-mile speedway. To celebrate the No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang's arrival in Chicago, Hertz is offering Logano, Penske Racing and NASCAR fans discounted rates of up to 22% off their Hertz rental.
"This weekend's race will certainly impress spectators as Joey races at one of his favorite tracks. As he tackles this course, we're optimistic that he can compete well against a full field of talented Nationwide Series regulars," commented Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "This will be an exciting race for both Hertz and fans."
"Chicagoland is a great track and I've been lucky to have success there in the past," commented Penske driver Joey Logano. "The hard work and dedication that the team has shown throughout the season will hopefully pay off this weekend and we can get this Hertz Ford Mustang its second win of the year."
To receive the Joey Logano/Penske Racing discount on Hertz rentals, customers must mention corporate discount number (CDP#): 2222222 at the time of their reservation. The Joey Logano/Penske Racing discount is subject to all applicable terms and conditions and blackout dates may apply.
In January, Hertz and Penske Racing entered a multi-year agreement with Hertz serving as a 2013 primary sponsor for select races on the No. 22 Penske Racing car competing in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series. Hertz will have branding presence on the team's uniforms and equipment as well as on the Nationwide Series car. The No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang raced at Dover International Speedway in the Monster Mile, with Penske Racing's driver, Joey Logano coming in first place and, last week, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In addition, Hertz is co-primary sponsor on the No. 22 Ford Fusion in the Sprint Cup Series at the fall race hosted at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Hertz is committed to offering its customers the most technologically innovative products and services available to keep customers "Traveling at the Speed of Hertz." This includes Hertz 'Carfirmations'; 'Gold Choice', which gives Gold members the power to keep the car they reserved or simply choose a different car from the Gold Choice area; and e-Return, with the fastest car rental drop-off that includes an email receipt within hours. These are all complimentary services for Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members, which is currently free to join. In addition, Hertz continues to expand the presence of its ExpressRent Interactive Kiosks that let customers rent a car, with or without a reservation, through a live, face-to-face video kiosk.
About Penske Racing
Penske Racing is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, cars owned and prepared by Penske Racing have produced 364 major race wins, 423 pole positions and 24 National Championships, including the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title. The team has also earned a record 15 Indianapolis 500 victories in its storied history. For more information about Penske Racing, please visit www.penskeracing.com.
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in approximately 80 countries. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time, by the magazine's readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2013/14 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 10 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and services such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation