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July 15, 2008 9:10 AM

Save-A-Lot Food Stores to Sponsor No. 99 ARCA Ford at Kentucky, Stenhouse Jr. Hoping for Win Number Two at the 1.5-Mile Oval

Concord, N.C. (July 15, 2008) – For the first time in 2008, the No. 99 ARCA RE/MAX Series Ford will carry the Save-A-Lot Food Stores colors this weekend at Kentucky Speedway.  ARCA point’s leader, and rookie, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will pilot the No. 99 Save-A-Lot Ford this Friday, July 18 hoping to capture win number two at the 1.5-mile oval.

“I’m really happy to have Save-A-Lot on board for this weekend,” said Stenhouse.  “Save-A-Lot has thousands of associates and customers in the area of the speedway so I’m glad to have them as part of our team this weekend.  I’m proud to carry the same stars and stripes paint scheme that the No. 60 Ford carries and hopefully it will bring us just as much luck.  They’ve already been to victory lane with Carl (Edwards, driver No. 60 Save-A-Lot Ford) this year so we’re hoping to take them to ARCA RE/MAX Series victory lane.”

Save-A-Lot will do double duty this weekend appearing on both the No. 60 Ford at Gateway in St Louis in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the No. 99 Ford at Kentucky in the hopes of sweeping both races.

"Save-A-Lot has a big presence in Kentucky so it is a great opportunity to sponsor a race with one of Roush Fenway's up and coming drivers,” said Bill Shaner, president and CEO of Save-A-Lot Food Stores.  “Our shoppers and associates in Kentucky are important to us and sponsoring a car driven by Ricky Stenhouse Jr in the heart of NASCAR country brings excitement to the areas we serve.  We once again look forward to taking the Save-A-Lot Ford Fusion back to victory lane.”

In 10 races, the Olive Branch, Miss-native has accrued two wins (Kentucky and Pocono), six top-five and eight top-10 finishes.  Stenhouse has led the point standings since May 10 when he won his first career ARCA race at Kentucky Speedway.  He currently leads the point standings by 130 over second-place Scott Speed and is anxious to get back on track this weekend.

“I’m looking forward to going back to Kentucky.”  Stenhouse continued, “I really like the 1.5-mile tracks, especially Kentucky since we won there.  There’s definitely pressure on us to win again but I think we’ll be better than we were in May.  I need to qualify better so I have some ideas I want to try and I’ll probably talk to Matt (Kenseth) and Carl (Edwards) a bit to see if they can help me.  The new tires shouldn’t have much of an effect on things.  We’re going into this week like we do every other race, trying to make all the laps and run up front.”

The ARCA RE/MAX Series rolls into Kentucky Speedway on Friday, July 18.  Both qualifying and the race will be carried live on SPEED.  Qualifying begins at 4:30 p.m. EDT and the race starts at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

About Save-A-Lot Food Stores
Save-A-Lot, the nation’s leading extreme value, edited assortment grocery chain and the nation’s fifth largest grocery banner, operates more than 1,200 value-oriented stores in all types of neighborhoods: urban, rural and suburban, and delivers up to 40 percent of savings compared to conventional grocery stores. Save-A-Lot is a wholly owned subsidiary of SUPERVALU INC.
(NYSE: SVU), a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest companies in the U.S. grocery channel. For more information and a list of store locations, visit www.save-a-lot.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 sponsorship inquiries please contact Robin Johnson at 704.720.4645.

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