CONCORD, N.C. – Hendrick Motorsports was named GM Defense's 2023 Supplier of the Year at General Motors' (GM) annual Supplier of the Year event in Miami, Florida. 

The award recognizes global suppliers that have distinguished themselves by exceeding requirements, providing defense and government customers with high-quality solutions and innovative technologies. Each year, a global GM team selects the award's recipients for their performance in multiple criteria. 

GM Defense LLC, which is a subsidiary of GM, has recognized Hendrick Motorsports' efforts in supporting the Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV). The ISV is a troop transporter currently fielded by the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions of the U.S. Army. As the provider of the chrome-moly steel exoskeleton for the ISV's Roll Over Protection System, Hendrick Motorsports supports enhanced soldier safety and helps the GM Defense-led team deliver next generation military mobility solutions. 

"We take immense pride in our relationship with GM Defense," said Scott Lampe, senior vice president and CFO, Hendrick Motorsports. "It is unbelievably rewarding to support a program that impacts our country’s national security, and we do not take the responsibility lightly. To be recognized for the second consecutive year underscores our teammates’ commitment to the ISV mission and to providing unparalleled innovation, quality and reliability. We look forward to growing our collaboration with GM Defense and working together to meet the evolving needs of our armed forces."

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The ISV is designed to provide rapid mobility on the ground. It is based on the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and includes Chevrolet Performance race components proven to perform under the toughest off-road conditions. The ISV is manufactured in GM Defense's award-winning production facility in Concord, North Carolina, minutes away from the campus of Hendrick Motorsports. 

"Hendrick Motorsports shares GM Defense’s commitment to bringing advanced technologies like the Infantry Squad Vehicle to our soldiers," said Steve duMont, president of GM Defense. "Our team’s unrelenting focus on quality, safety and reliability is what makes the collaboration with the Hendrick team so successful and is why I'm pleased to recognize them as our Supplier of the Year for the second year in a row. Through our important work with Hendrick Motorsports, as well as our ability to leverage GM's racing legacy, GM Defense continues to deliver best-in-class tactical mobility solutions around the world."