Posted September 5, 2023

Kennametal joins NASCAR competition partner program

Kennametal Inc. announced September 5 it is a new NASCAR Competition Partner, a program developed by the global auto racing company to highlight the innovations of the highest-quality auto performance suppliers.

As a contributing company in the program, Kennametal will supply its industry-leading portfolio of precision metal cutting solutions for use in the further development of NASCAR's Next Gen cars.

"Kennametal is led by innovation and driven by forward thinking, so teaming up with the world's most recognized racing brand to deliver next generation solutions just makes sense," said Sanjay Chowbey, president of the metal cutting segment at Kennametal. "Our legacy in the automotive industry is well-established, and as a NASCAR Competition Partner, we can connect with new audiences and further showcase our capabilities."

NASCAR's research and development engineers will have access to Kennametal's catalog of metal cutting solutions for use in their Concord, North Carolina facility with a collaborative goal of developing creative new solutions that further accelerate the Next Gen Car initiative.

Kennametal's recognition as a Competition Partner reinforces the power and reliability of its innovative, industry-leading metal cutting tools while expanding its reach within the motorsports industry to support the needs of different racing teams, engineers and other partners in NASCAR's Competition Partner program.