CONCORD, N.C. – Acronis, a leader in cyber protection, has agreed to a multi-year marketing and technology relationship with Hendrick Motorsports that will run through June of 2023.
This year Acronis will be featured as a three-race primary partner of the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE driven by Alex Bowman. Acronis will appear on the No. 88 during the Aug. 22-23 Dover Int’l Speedway doubleheader weekend and the Oct. 25 playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Acronis will also become a major associate partner of the team’s full four-car stable. Its logo will appear on all Hendrick Motorsports race cars, uniforms and equipment beginning with the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.
“The risk associated with losing data grows heavier every day new data is created, and the COVID-19 pandemic introduces new problems such as managing and safeguarding remote workspaces,” said Acronis founder and executive officer Serguei Beloussov. “Hendrick Motorsports is well aware of these risks, and we are certain that our partnership will help the team get even more #CyberFit, which will no doubt help them improve operational efficiency both on and off the track.”
Acronis leads the world in cyber protection by solving safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges. Hendrick Motorsports will utilize Acronis’ leading solutions to enhance its racing operations and overall technology capabilities, including cyber protection, security, backup, anti-ransomware and disaster recovery for all data, applications and systems. One such solution is Acronis Cyber Protect, which provides AI-powered anti-malware as well as fast and reliable backup and recovery from a single, easy-to-use management console.
“In today’s environment, cyber protection is a priority for every company,” said Marshall Carlson, president of Hendrick Motorsports. “We are a technology operation in many ways, so the chance to partner with an industry leader like Acronis is a great fit. Our team looks forward to collaborating with them to promote their tremendous products and services, as well as utilizing those same offerings in our own business, which is winning NASCAR races.”
Bowman, 27, is enjoying another playoff season in the NASCAR Cup Series. The Tucson, Arizona, native secured his third consecutive post-season berth with his March 1 victory at Auto Club Speedway.
“I’m looking forward to representing Acronis,” Bowman said. “We’ve had a strong season so far, and Dover and Texas are very good tracks for us. We will do everything we can to keep the No. 88 Chevy up front and welcome Acronis to the Hendrick Motorsports family in the right way.”