Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for August 2015 of 133,351 units, a decrease of 1 percent over the prior year. On a "Daily Selling Rate" basis, Nissan Group U.S. sales increased 3 percent over August 2014, a month that included the U.S. Labor Day holiday and one additional selling day.
Today Nissan and BankPlus will award 34 grants totaling $89,360 to fund creative educational projects taught by teachers in the Canton and Madison County school districts. The Nissan/BankPlus Education Mini-Grant Program, administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, has awarded $560,000 to local schools since the program was created in 2007.
Following a successful first year as the Official Automotive Sponsor for the UEFA Champions League, Nissan's partnership has been extended into all global territories for the next three seasons up to 2017/18.
The Doran Racing Nissan 370Z #14 of Brad Jaeger and B.J. Zacharias led half of Saturday's Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at VIRginia International Raceway, but the team didn't get the results they wanted when the two-and-a-half-hour race was decided by fuel mileage. There were no full-course cautions for 30 laps when the team needed one to save fuel, and although it had the two fastest cars in the 66-lap race, it ended up just two minutes/two laps short of a victory.
The two Doran Racing Nissan 370Zs will be at the head of the field for the start of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at VIRginia International Raceway tomorrow afternoon, as the Lebanon, Ohio-based team nailed down the top two spots in qualifying Friday night.