Haas Automation Celebrates 14 years as a Sprint Cup Sponsor
Haas Automation, Inc. – the largest CNC machine tool builder in the western world – made its debut as a primary sponsor in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas Speedway in September of 2002. Haas Automation and its red, power “H” logo adorned the hood and quarter panels of the No. 60 Haas-CNC Racing machine driven by Jack Sprague and owned by Gene Haas.
Fast forward to 2016, and there is no doubt sponsor Haas Automation and the race team, then called Haas-CNC Racing, have come a long way. Today, founder Gene Haas shares ownership of what is now known as Stewart-Haas Racing with three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart. The partnership, which took effect in 2009, has resulted in 31 Sprint Cup points paying wins and a pair of Sprint Cup championships.
Looking at Kansas 2016, Kurt Busch, current driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, would like nothing more than to score his 28th Sprint Cup victory in Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 and lock himself into the 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup. He also knows the added significance of Kansas being the site of Gene Haas’ ownership debut and wants more than ever to find his way to victory lane this weekend to bring it all full circle.
Haas Automation is more than just a sponsor when it comes to NASCAR racing. Haas CNC machines are responsible for producing over 3000 individual parts on the No. 41 and the other Stewart-Haas Racing cars. Haas Automation makes the machines that make race cars go fast.