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Hamlin Partners to Purchase Toyota Dealership

September 8, 2016

Hudson Automotive Group and Toyota NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin have partnered together to purchase Bobby Murray Toyota and associated real estate from the Bobby Murray Family and have renamed the dealership Rocky Mount Toyota Superstore. The dealership, which is located at 943 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804, is undergoing a major remodeling and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2017.

The new Rocky Mount Toyota ownership group is thrilled to serve automotive customers throughout Rocky Mount and eastern North Carolina. 

“The entire staff and I look forward to offering a world-class automotive buying experience at Rocky Mount Toyota Superstore while also surpassing the high standards set forth by Toyota Motor Sales and Hudson Auto Group,” said Brent Mattingly, general manager of Rocky Mount Toyota. “We are proud to be the newest members of the Rocky Mount community and have a deep appreciation for the Edgecombe and Nash County communities.” 

David Hudson, president of Hudson Automotive Group, Inc., and his team at Rocky Mount Toyota Superstore are already hard at work partnering with local organizations supporting the area.

“Rocky Mount is a perfect fit for our growing partnership with Toyota,” said Hudson, who oversees the family owned and operated 12-dealership network with roots dating back to 1948.  “We are not only striving to provide excellent automotive service to the area, but also have a passion to make a positive impact in the community.”

Hamlin is a familiar face to Toyota and the Rocky Mount region of North Carolina.  The driver of the No. 11 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing grew up across the North Carolina-Virginia border in Chesterfield, Va. and earned his way into NASCAR as one of the all-time greatest late model drivers in the Virginias and Carolinas.  A 28-time race winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Hamlin became the first-ever Toyota driver to win the Daytona 500 with his victory earlier this year.

“Hudson Automotive Group runs a first-class operation and I look forward to seeing the business make a positive impact in the Rocky Mount community and surrounding areas,” said Hamlin, who has the most Sprint Cup starts of any Toyota driver.  “Toyota has been a great fit for me as a professional race car driver, so to have this opportunity to expand my relationship with the brand beyond the race track is something that can carry on well after my racing career is over.”

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Hudson Automotive Group, Inc. is a family owned and operated business with roots dating back to 1948.  The group currently consists of 12 dealerships in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee.