Race Recap: U-Haul Teaches Safety, Supplies Propane at Phoenix NASCAR Event

Mar 23, 2016

Propane cylinders were filled throughout the week, and so were the bellies of NASCAR fans whose gas grills got a workout leading up to Good Sam 500 event on March 13 at Phoenix International Raceway.

U-Haul International, Inc., the Official Propane and Trailer Provider of PIR, dispensed propane on-site at a special rate, offered free cylinder pick-up and delivery throughout the campground, checked cylinders and hoses for leaks, and spoke with thousands of patrons about propane and trailer safety between March 7-14 when RVs arrived and departed the one-mile track in Avondale, Ariz.

U-Haul returns to PIR in its partnership role from March 31 to April 2 to dispense propane and further its safe propane and trailer message for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The Phoenix Grand Prix will run under the lights starting at 6:15 p.m. on April 2.

The first of two NASCAR race weeks at PIR on the 2016 calendar was another successful safety messaging effort for the Phoenix-headquartered Company, which has been the No. 1 retailer of propane in the U.S. for nearly 30 years.

“We spoke with a lot of campers and we had a lot of repeat business from people commenting on how much they enjoyed having us there,” U-Haul propane program manager John Barnett said. “We helped a lot of people. I thought it was a fabulous time, and U-Haul is doing an outstanding job of educating the consumer on the safe handling of propane.”

CBS, NBC and 3TV each stopped by the U-Haul activation site for live spots on their respective morning shows to highlight the Company’s services at the track.

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