Before setting off to Michigan International Speedway this weekend, Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Matt Tifft visited Nexteer Automotive’s world headquarters and their 3,000 employees in Saginaw, Michigan on Wednesday, June 6.
Nexteer and RCR are in the third year as partners, with Nexteer will serving as a primary sponsor for Tifft and the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro team in multiple events, including this weekend’s race.
In his second full season in the Xfinity Series, Tifft has accumulated one top-five and six top-ten finishes so far in the 2018 season.
— RCR Xfinity Teams (@RCRNXS) June 6, 2018
During his visit, Tifft visited three plants and toured the labs where Nexteer validates part performance that is used in their client steering columns. One of the plants Tifft visited assembles parts for electric power steering, while another plant tests steering columns for GM (Chevy).
These steering columns go in numerous cars, including the Chevy Silverado, which Tifft drives as his personal vehicle.
“It was amazing to see everything that Nexteer does and the technology that goes into the steering columns they produce here. What the employees of Nexteer create in order to provide quality, safety-focused products to millions of consumers is incredible,” said Tifft.
“It’s something all of us use every day, but don’t normally think about,” he said. “I’m proud to be representing Nexteer on and off the track with RCR this year, and look forward to putting on a good show for them at their ‘home track’ of Michigan International Speedway this Saturday.”
— Matt Tifft (@matt_tifft) June 7, 2018