Dennis & Co. Auto Group Partners With NASCAR Superstar Kyle Busch to Acquire Hawthorne Chevrolet Automotive Dealership in Hawthorne, New Jersey

The rapidly growing Dennis & Co. Auto Group continues to expand its franchised dealership network by acquiring a premier New Jersey-based dealership, powered by a new strategic investment partnership.

Dennis & Co. Auto Group expanded its dealership network by purchasing New Jersey-based Hawthorne Chevrolet from owner Steve Barna. A strategic investment partnership with two-time NASCAR Cup Champion Kyle Busch fueled the company’s most recent acquisition.

“We are excited to add a third Chevy store to our portfolio while partnering with a true champion to drive our growth,” said Brian Dennis, Dennis & Co. CEO and Founder. “For 97 years, Hawthorne Chevy has provided generations of customers with value-driven sales and service. We are honored to take on and continue to build this legacy.

“The acquisition of Hawthorne Chevy leverages our Dennis & Co. sales, service, and customer development methodologies. We focus on treating people the way they want to be treated and providing our customers with the best service and care. We are proud and honored to add the proven Hawthorne Chevy staff to our company.

“The partnership with Kyle Busch is a natural. His commitment to family, excellence, and performance aligns perfectly with the beliefs that drive the growth of our dealership group. And the alignment with Chevrolet–with Kyle driving the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the NASCAR Cup Series for Richard Childress Racing–made the partnership even more exciting.”

Driving a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Richard Childress Racing, Kyle Busch is in his 20th year of full-time competition in NASCAR’s top division, the NASCAR Cup Series. Since making his NASCAR Cup Series debut in 2005, Busch has grown into one of the most accomplished drivers in NASCAR’s modern history. He has won some of NASCAR’s most prestigious races, including the Brickyard 400 (2015 and 2016), Southern 500 (2008) and Coca-Cola 600 (2018). Busch has 63 wins in the elite NASCAR Cup Series and is one of only two active multi-time champions.

“My longtime association with motorsports has given me a deep appreciation of the importance of a total team effort,” said NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch. "I am excited to establish this partnership with Brian and the Dennis & Co. team, and I'm eager to embrace this opportunity. Meeting our many customers and fans makes me proud to be a member of the Hawthorne Chevy family."

The dealership continues to operate as Hawthorne Chevrolet and is part of Pearl River, New York-based Dennis & Co. Auto Group. Tom Shanley, an automotive industry leader, and veteran General Manager, will lead all operations for Hawthrone Chevrolet, emphasizing serving the store’s customers and local community while continuing the Hawthorne tradition of excellence.

About Dennis & Co. Auto Group

Brian Dennis founded Dennis & Co. in 2006 with a single dealership, Riverdale Chrysler Jeep, and has steadily grown the company into a major automotive dealership network in the Metropolitan New York region. The platform has a diversified portfolio of leading automotive brands across 16 locations, including Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet, Ford, INFINITI, Kia, Volkswagen, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Fiat. The group also owns and operates a used-only dealership, two collision centers, and a dedicated GM ADI parts business. The group has 1,000+ employees and serves its customers to the highest sales and service standards.

Source: Dennis & Co.

About Dennis & Co. Auto Group

Dennis & Co. Auto Group, Inc. operates one of the largest networks of dealerships in the US, generating more than a quarter of a billion dollars in annual revenue.

Dennis & Co. Auto Group
250 N. Route 303
West Nyack, NY


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