February 22, 2013 (Napa, CA) - Nitto Tires United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) has expanded its partnership with Optima Batteries to include both Touring and GT classes for the 2013 season. The USTCC focuses on racing popular late model sedans and coupes. Optima Batteries is the exclusive battery in use in Official Safety Car of the series, a 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid. The Optima Ultimate Power Source award provides the top 3 finishers in both classes with an Optima Battery of their choice.
"Optima Battery has been a terrific partner of USTCC since 2010 and we are sold on their quality and durability. With the new expansion, the GT class teams will also get to experience the Optima difference" said Ali Arsham, Director of the USTCC.