Cottman Transmission and NASCAR Community Rally to Assist Katrina Flood Victims

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Various team sponsors donate supplies to be distributed at New Orleans Cottman Centers.

Cottman Transmission Systems, LLC, the nation’s leading transmission repair chain, announced today that they will be distributing supplies to hurricane victims and rescue agencies through two Cottman Transmission Centers in the greater New Orleans area.

Through the generosity of the NASCAR community and in coordination with FitzBradshaw Racing; Cottman will distribute clothing, food, water, diapers, bleach and toys. The items were donated in part by the competing Busch Series NASCAR teams, who stepped up with product donations from their respective corporate sponsors. In addition, the residents of Mooresville, known as Race City, USA, have donated supplies which were collected door-to-door and through schools and charities.

"The people of the Gulf Coast have suffered such a tremendous loss," said FitzBradshaw team co-owner Armando Fitz. "I feel it is extremely important to offer any help possible and am thankful to have sponsors like Cottman Transmission who are willing to lend their resources to help in this time of need."

A full-size car hauler will be making the journey from North Carolina to Louisiana loaded with the donated supplies on Friday, September 30th. The hauler will make stops at two New Orleans area Cottman Centers before returning empty to FitzBradshaw headquarters. Cottman will distribute the supplies to individuals who have been displaced as well as to relief organizations like the Red Cross.

The Cottman Centers acting as points of distribution and the schedule is as follows:

  • Cottman Transmission

2101 Whitney

Gretna, LA 70053

Friday, September 30th

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

  • Cottman Transmission

2021 Tamvest Ct.

Mandeville, LA 70448

Friday, September 30th

Noon to 1:30 PM

“Cottman and the entire NASCAR community feel a need to help those individuals so deeply affected by this disaster,” said Todd Leff, President and CEO for Cottman. “Many of our franchisees have been in business for more than a generation and are very much connected to their communities. When they see their neighbor in trouble, they step up and want to make it better. It's how they run their businesses and it’s how they live their lives”.

About Cottman Transmission Systems, LLC

Founded in 1962, Cottman Transmission is the nation’s leading chain of transmission repair centers. With 400 franchised locations coast to coast, Cottman specializes in every phase of transmission work, including manual and automatic transmissions, American and import vehicles, and front-wheel and four-wheel drives. Cottman technicians undergo regular, rigorous training and use the latest state-of-the-art electronic diagnostic equipment. For more information, please visit Cottman’s website at

About FitzBradshaw Racing

FitzBradshaw Racing is owned by NASCAR veterans Armando and Mimi Fitz and Pro Football Hall of Fame member and FOX broadcaster Terry Bradshaw. The team fields three Dodge Chargers in the NASCAR Busch Series: the No. 12, sponsored by SuperCuts and HOT TAMALES; the No. 14, sponsored by the Navy; and the No. 40 sponsored by Jani-King, Goulds Pumps, Ferris Industries and Cottman Transmissions. Earlier this season, NASCAR applauded FitzBradshaw Racing for being certified by the Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council as a minority-owned business. FitzBradshaw Racing is the only Busch Series team that offers its sponsors exposure in NASCAR, the NFL and on television. FitzBradshaw is one of two teams featured on the SPEED Channel reality show NBS 24/7. The show airs Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and re-airs several times weekly. More information regarding FitzBradshaw Racing can be obtained by visiting

Contact Info:

Kevin Gordon

Cottman Transmission Systems, LLC


Cottman Transmission is America’s Transmission SpecialistTM

201 Gibraltar Road, Suite 150

Horsham, PA 19034

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