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Chrysler no longer V8's Safety Car

Chrysler Australia has today announced that it will no longer continue as the official Safety and Course Car provider for the V8 Supercar Championship Series.
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After four years of leading the pack, the sponsorship came to an end at the conclusion of this year's 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series.

"Chrysler has been a wonderful partner in our great sport," V8 Supercars Australia CEO Cameron Levick said. "Their sponsorship has been fantastic for Chrysler and V8 Supercars Australia. We thank them for bringing the magnificent 300C to the sport for the last four years and their efforts in raising not only their profile but the brand of V8 Supercars."

In its duties as the V8 Supercar Championships Series Safety Car, the Chrysler 300C HEMI opened and closed the circuit before and after each race, providing race control with feedback on track conditions as well as holding formation under yellow flag situations.

“The Chrysler safety cars were literally seen by millions of fans, both at the event and broadcast coverage, this was an innovative way to introduce one of our iconic cars to the Australian market.” said Craig Bradshaw, General Manager Marketing, Chrysler Australia.

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It has not yet decided which manufacturer will accept the role for the 2009 series.