U-Haul Extends Partnership as Official Propane and Trailer Provider of Phoenix International Raceway

Moving Giant to Dispense Propane, Teach Safety for NASCAR and IndyCar Spring Events

Mar 07, 2016, 16:38 ET from U-Haul

PHOENIX, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul is continuing its partnership with Phoenix International Raceway and is preparing to share tips for safe propane use and safe trailering with the thousands of racing fans who will fill the PIR campgrounds for this weekend's NASCAR events.

U-Haul International, Inc., the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage, will be on site dispensing propane from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. today through March 14 for a special discounted rate of $2.29 per gallon at its activation area next to the Safeway® grocery.

Complimentary cylinder pick-up and delivery is available within the campgrounds to fans who contact U-Haul propane at (888) 867-2800. Visit uhaul.com/pir for more information.

As the Official Propane and Trailer Provider of PIR, U-Haul will expand its initiative from the 2015 fall NASCAR weekend by reaching out to more fans with its safety message. U-Haul Team Members, wearing easily identifiable orange shirts, will be visiting the campgrounds daily to offer safety tips and complimentary checks of cylinders and hoses to avoid any leaks or hazards.

U-Haul will offer the same services April 1-3 during the Phoenix Grand Prix weekend, which marks IndyCar's long-awaited return to PIR. The grand prix will take place the night of April 2.

"Customer safety is paramount to U-Haul, and the ability for us to reach a target audience with so many propane and trailer patrons at PIR is a worthwhile endeavor," U-Haul Executive Vice President Stuart Shoen said. "The fall event proved to be very beneficial for U-Haul, PIR and, most importantly, the racing fans. We're pleased to extend this partnership with the hope that our safety message will reach even more customers this spring."

The fan-centric U-Haul activation area will feature a safe trailering simulator, a favorite exhibit among adults and children. A one-tenth scaled vehicle on a treadmill base offers the physical representation of a trailer with a movable weight creating a center of gravity. It is designed to reflect the importance of loading a trailer heavier in the front for stability. As weight is shifted to the back and speed is increased or decreased, the trailer becomes more susceptible to sway.

U-Haul trailering experts are available to perform free towing inspections in addition to all of the propane services offered.

This weekend's racing gets underway with the Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200, NASCAR Xfinity Series race at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Good Sam 500, NASCAR's fourth Sprint Cup Series event of the season, drops the green flag at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Visit phoenixraceway.com for tickets.

About U-Haul

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers with a network of more than 20,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to more than 135,000 trucks, 107,000 trailers and 38,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 491,000 rooms and 44 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest propane retailer is the U.S. www.uhaul.com

About PIR

Since 1964, Phoenix International Raceway has been the premier motorsports venue in the Southwest. Founded as an open-wheel racing mecca, PIR will host the Phoenix Grand Prix Verizon IndyCar Series race under the lights on Saturday night, April 2. Phoenix is the only track in the West to have two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends a year and will kick off its 2016 NASCAR season with the Good Sam 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend March 11-13 followed by the semifinal race for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the can-am 500, Nov. 11-13. www.phoenixraceway.com


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