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In a groundbreaking move towards enhanced driver safety in the world of NASCAR, Legacy Motor Club proudly announced D3O® as their official protection brand in late February 2024. This partnership marks a significant stride towards incorporating cutting-edge technology to ensure the well-being of the athletes at the heart of the adrenaline-fueled races.

D3O®, a leading technology company with an operating base at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC), has gained widespread recognition for its revolutionary impact protection solutions. The company’s unique material is now set to revolutionize the safety measures employed by Legacy Motor Club, making it the go-to choice for safeguarding drivers in the intense world of NASCAR racing.

Jimmie Johnson, co-owner of Legacy Motor Club, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “Gaining a technology partner like D3O® is a huge advantage for the Club – especially when it comes to athlete safety. Anytime we can bring cutting-edge technology like this into our sport is smart. Our engineering group is looking forward to this partnership and association.”

The strategic alliance between Legacy Motor Club and D3O® is set to redefine the standards of safety in NASCAR. D3O® specializes in providing unparalleled protection against impact and vibration, a critical aspect in a sport where split-second decisions can make all the difference. By integrating D3O®’s innovative material into the safety gear, Legacy Motor Club aims to elevate the protection of its drivers to new heights.

What sets D3O® apart is its unique smart material, which remains soft and flexible under normal conditions but instantly hardens upon impact, dispersing energy efficiently. This characteristic ensures that drivers not only have robust protection against potential impacts but also experience a level of comfort and flexibility that doesn’t compromise their performance on the track.

The application of D3O® in Legacy Motor Club’s safety gear provides drivers with more than just physical protection. By removing the fear associated with the risks of high-speed racing, D3O® gives drivers a subconscious advantage, allowing them to focus on their performance without distraction. This mental aspect is crucial in a sport where split-second decisions and unwavering concentration can be the difference between victory and defeat.

As Legacy Motor Club embraces D3O® as its official protection brand, it reinforces a commitment to prioritizing the well-being of its drivers. This move not only aligns with the ongoing efforts within the motorsports industry to enhance safety standards but also sets a precedent for other racing teams to follow suit.

The partnership between Legacy Motor Club and D3O® represents a groundbreaking development in the world of NASCAR. By leveraging D3O®’s cutting-edge technology, the racing team is not only ensuring the physical safety of its drivers but also providing them with a mental edge that is invaluable in the competitive world of motorsports. This collaboration sets a new standard for safety innovation in NASCAR, emphasizing the importance of technology in safeguarding the athletes who push the limits of speed and skill on the track.

ABOUT D3O: D3O is the world’s leading protection company. In a world hell-bent on harm, D3O’s iconic orange material protects people and the things they value against impact, vibration, and fatigue. Trusted by global brands that include Formula 1, NASCAR, Harley Davidson, US Department of Defense, and NASA, D3O pushes the limits of engineering so people leading active lifestyles can push the limits of possible.

ABOUT LEGACY MOTOR CLUB: LEGACY MOTOR CLUB™ is a professional auto racing club owned by businessman and entrepreneur Maurice “Maury” J. Gallagher and seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. The CLUB competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series fielding the No. 42 Toyota Camry XSE of John Hunter Nemechek, the No. 43 Toyota Camry XSE of Erik Jones, and the No. 84 limited schedule entry for Johnson. LEGACY M.C. also competes in the Extreme-E Series.

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty “The King” serves as Club Ambassador. With a unique title signifying a nod to car clubs of past eras, LEGACY M.C. is an inclusive club for all motorsport enthusiasts to celebrate the past and future legacies of its members, while competing for wins and championships at NASCAR’s elite level. To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and exclusive content, follow LEGACY MOTOR CLUB™ on Facebook, X, Instagram and at