Nissan today announced that it has been chosen as the Official Truck of the Circuit of the Americas – COTA – & will be supplying a number of Nissan TITAN & TITAN XD full-size pickups & other vehicles for track usage as safety vehicles, track maintenance & track sweepers. The multi-year agreement includes prominent signage on the trucks & the track areas, along with display access at events.
Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America said :
“Nissan is looking forward to a great partnership with COTA in the years ahead where we can showcase our Nissan trucks in their natural setting working hard every day. With every TITAN half-ton & TITAN XD covered by “America’s Best Truck Warranty” we’re confident that they are more than up to the task.”
Nissan will also be supplying an Armada SUV for the safety chase team & a 565-horsepower R35 GT-R for pace car/safety car activities for all COTA-controlled events. COTA selected the award-winning Armada for its versatility, durability & 7-passenger seating. The R35 will be also be used for parade laps & hot laps during various programs.
David Pace, Vice President of Operations at Circuit of The Americas siad :
“This partnership with Nissan is going to be a great addition to Circuit of The Americas. Our safety team is one of the most advanced of any other racetrack in the world, having the best trained staff using the most advanced tools on the market. Adding the reliability & strength of the Nissan TITAN is a welcome addition and it is going to make our team that much stronger.”
Circuit of the Americas is one of the premier motorsports facilities in the U.S. featuring top-tier road racing series from MotoGP, Pirelli World Challenge, IMSA & SCCA, all the way to the United States Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The Austin360 Amphitheater at COTA, the largest outdoor music venue in Central Texas with a seating capacity of nearly 14,000 and more than 34 acres of festival grounds, hosts more than 20 concerts every year.