The DISH Network AllStars Looking for Much Success in 2008
CONCORD, N.C. and ENGLEWOOD, COLO. (February 21, 2008) – Roush Fenway Racing today announced DISH Network® (Nasdaq: DISH) has signed on as a sponsor in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
DISH Network will have a team representative and serve as a primary sponsor in 15 Sprint Cup Races in 2008, alternating between three Roush Fenway drivers. Greg Biffle will drive the No. 16 DISH Network Ford Fusion in 11 Sprint Cup races, Carl Edwards will drive the No. 99 Ford in three races and Matt Kenseth will race the No. 17 Ford in one race. The DISH Network team of drivers will be dubbed the DISH Network AllStars.
“DISH Network has been a tremendous partner to Roush Fenway Racing,” said team owner Jack Roush. “We shared several successes last season including two Nationwide Series wins with Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth. I look for similar success this season in the Sprint Cup series with the 15 DISH Network entries.”
“DISH Network is thrilled to sponsor such an elite racing team for a second consecutive year,” said Carl Vogel, vice chairman for DISH Network. “The DISH Network AllStars saw four wins and eight top-five finishes last year between our Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup races, and we’re confident we can bring that positive momentum into 2008, while continuing to communicate DISH Network’s superiority in HD and DVRs.”
The DISH Network AllStars first race is Sunday, Feb. 24 featuring the 2007 Nationwide Series champion Carl Edwards.
About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing operates 13 full-time motorsports teams, five in NASCAR Sprint Cup 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; three in the Craftsman Truck Series with Darnell, Braun and Joey Clanton; and one in the ARCA RE/MAX Series with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
About DISH Network Corporation
DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) provides more than 13.695 million satellite TV customers with industry-leading customer satisfaction which has surpassed major cable companies for seven years running. DISH Network customers also enjoy access to a premier line of award-winning Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), hundreds of video and audio channels, the most International channels in the U.S., industry-leading Interactive TV applications, Latino programming, and the best sports and movies in HD. DISH Network offers a variety of package and price options including the lowest all-digital price in America, the DishDVR Advantage Package, high-speed Internet service, and a free upgrade to the best HD DVR in the industry. DISH Network is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 300 company. Visit www.dishnetwork.com/aboutus or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474) for more information.