Concord, N.C. (August 29, 2008) – Roush Fenway Racing announced today that as part of Aflac’s designation as “Official Supplemental Insurance Company of Roush Fenway Racing”, they will be carried as the primary sponsor on the No. 99 Ford in the ARCA RE/MAX Series for the remainder of the 2008 season. With six races to go, driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sits second in the overall point standings and is closing the gap on point’s leader Scott Speed. The Olive Branch, Miss.-native is proud to represent Aflac and is looking to give them a win and a championship before the year is out. Aflac will be running a new paint scheme showcasing its life insurance offering on the No. 99.
“It’s great to have Aflac on the No. 99 Ford for the rest of this year,” said Stenhouse. “They’ve been a great sponsor for Carl (Edwards) and the entire Roush Fenway Racing organization so I’m proud to have them as part of our ARCA team. The Aflac Duck looks awesome on the No. 99 Aflac Ford, hopefully we can take him to victory lane soon.”
Stenhouse is having a break-out year with two wins (first Kentucky and first Pocono), seven top-five and 11 top-10 finishes in 15 starts. He led the points from May through July before Speed took over. However, with a second place finish at Springfield and another dirt track on the horizon, Stenhouse has gained ground and is looking to gain more.
The No. 99 Aflac Ford will make its debut on the one-mile clay dirt track of DuQuoin Monday, Sept. 1 when the ARCA RE/MAX Series returns to action. Stenhouse will also race Carl Edwards’ No. 199 RE Technologies USAC Silver Crown car on Sunday, Aug. 31 as a precursor to the ARCA race.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan. Our insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's Most Admired Companies for seven years and in Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for ten consecutive years. Aflac has also been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's listing of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's listing of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit www.aflac.com.
About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing is NASCAR’s largest team operating 13 motorsports teams. Five in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with drivers Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and David Ragan; four in the Nationwide Series with Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, McMurray, Ragan, Erik Darnell and Colin Braun; and three in the Craftsman Truck Series with Darnell, Braun, Travis Kvapil, Bobby East and John Wes Townley; and one in the ARCA RE/MAX Series with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. For more information on any of the Roush Fenway Racing teams, log onto www.RoushFenway.com. For sponsorship inquiries please contact Robin Johnson at 704.720.4645.