Stephen Mallozzi and Outback Steakhouse Team Up for Bristol Motor Speedway Truck Series Race
STATESVILLE, N.C.: Stephen Mallozzi and AM Racing are pleased to announce that Outback Steakhouse will serve as a primary marketing partner on the No. 22 AM Racing Ford F-150 for the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics Truck Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on Thurs., September 14th.
Outback Steakhouse, widely known for its famed Bloomin’ Onion, is sponsoring Mallozzi, who is also an Outback employee. Mallozzi never imagined he’d have his employer’s name on the side of his truck.
“I am absolutely stoked to bring Outback Steakhouse on board,” said Mallozzi. “To have a nationally recognizable brand on the side of my truck is enormous for me, not just because I get behind the wheel another time, but because it helps my brand image in a big way.”
“Not to mention, it doesn’t hurt to have a good relationship with a brand that makes some of the best steaks in the country!”
When not behind the wheel in the Truck Series, Mallozzi is serving tables at Outback Steakhouse, having worked at numerous locations since 2021.
After a post on social media in which he revealed he had worked a shift at the restaurant the day after running the Truck Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in April, Mallozzi and Outback connected and formed the partnership for the 20th Truck Series race of the season.
Mallozzi’s debut at the “Last Great Colosseum” will mark his fifth Truck Series start of the season and his third with Statesville, N.C.-based AM Racing. Most recently, the two paired together at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, where Mallozzi scored a season-high 24th place finish in July.
“To work for a company that supports its employees like this is pretty awesome,” Mallozzi added. “I’ve always had a great relationship with all my bosses, and to finally get a deal done is an incredible feeling.
“I’m also very excited to return to AM Racing because I expect us to keep improving our relationship. I can’t thank all the guys at AM Racing, Outback Steakhouse, and Josh Reaume enough for putting this opportunity together for me.”
Mallozzi will make several appearances at numerous Outback locations, including one at the Bristol, Tennessee, location on race day, Thursday, Sept. 14th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. He will make two more appearances following the race on Tuesday, September 19th, in Charlottesville, Va. and Christiansburg, Va., respectively.
In addition to Outback Steakhouse, Levrack, Stacking Denny’s Podcast, L’Uva Bella Winery, and Win the Race will serve as associate partners for the Truck Series Playoff race.
To find an Outback Steakhouse location near you, please visit Outback.com, like them on Facebook (Outback Steakhouse) or follow them on Instagram and Twitter @Outback.
For more on Stephen Mallozzi, please visit stephenmallozzigear.com, like his Facebook page (Stephen Mallozzi) or follow him on Instagram (@Stephenmallozzi) and X – formerly known as Twitter @drivermallozz.
The UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics (200 laps | 106.6 miles) is the 20th of 23 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series races on the 2023 schedule. The one-day show begins with practice on Thursday, September 14 from 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Qualifying immediately follows at 4:35 p.m. The 36-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 9:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (Eastern).
About AM Racing:
AM Racing is a multi-tiered, multi-faceted Motorsports program headquartered in Statesville, N.C.
Established in December 2015, AM Racing is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance.
The family-owned team will compete in the ARCA Menards Series, the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and various Dirt Modified events in its seventh year of competition.
The team has named Brett Moffitt, Christian Rose and Austin Wayne Self as their primary drivers for the 2023 Xfinity, ARCA Menards Series and Dirt Modified seasons respectively.