Concord, N.C. (December 18, 2008) - Save-A-Lot food stores has extended their relationship with Roush Fenway Racing signing on as a primary sponsor for Carl Edwards and the No. 60 Ford for 13 races in the Nationwide Series in 2009. The Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will mark the first race for Save-A-Lot as the primary sponsor. Edwards, the 2007 Nationwide Series champion and 2008 NASCAR.com “Driver of the Year”, is excited about building upon his relationship with the Saint Louis, Mo.-based company.
"It's been a great experience to represent Save-A-Lot and all of their associates,” said Edwards. “Everyone knows it's a priority of mine to work with companies like Save-A-Lot who's dedicated to addressing health issues. On behalf of the entire No. 60 team I want to thank Save-A-Lot for supporting us throughout this great season. We look forward to putting Save-A-Lot back in victory lane in 2009."
Save-A-Lot food stores president and CEO Bill Shaner echoed Edwards' excitement saying, "Everyone at Save-A-Lot is excited that we’ve decided to partner with Carl Edwards and the Roush-Fenway Racing team for a second year. After a successful 2008 season both on and off-track, we are looking forward to working with Carl once again to represent our brand with the highest integrity. This partnership will once again give shoppers another reason to discover the great food, great prices, and great people that Save-A-Lot has to offer."
Edwards had a solid 2008 season with seven wins, 19 top-five and 22 top-10 finishes including two pole awards. Edwards and the Save-A-Lot team came on strong at the end of the season launching a campaign for their second title winning four of the last 10 races. The team fell just short of a second championship finishing a mere 21 points behind Clint Bowyer to clinch second place.
In 2009, Edwards will enter into his fifth full-time season in the Nationwide Series in addition to his full-time Sprint Cup duties as he looks to become the first driver to win both championships in the same year.
Save-A-Lot is the nation's leading extreme value, carefully selected assortment grocery chain, operating almost 1,200 value-oriented stores in all types of neighborhoods - urban, rural and suburban - and delivers terrific savings, up to 40% compared to conventional grocery stores.
The Save-A-Lot store network spans from coast to coast and border to border… from Maine to California, and Florida to the Pacific Northwest, serving more than 4 million shoppers each week. Customers enjoy savings on exclusive Save-A-Lot brands and national brands, plus USDA-inspected beef, pork and poultry, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and non-food items. Save-A-Lot also offers a selection of baked goods, dairy, frozen food items and general merchandise.
Save-A-Lot is a wholly owned subsidiary of SUPERVALU INC., a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest companies in the United States grocery channel. For more information 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 and Joey Clanton; and one in the ARCA RE/MAX Series with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.