Concord, N.C. (February 29, 2008) – Roush Fenway Racing announced today that Save-A-Lot Food Stores has signed on as the primary sponsor for Carl Edwards and the No. 60 Ford for 12 races in the Nationwide Series in 2008. The Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will mark the first race for Save-A-Lot as the primary sponsor. Edwards, from Columbia, Mo., is looking forward to partnering with the Missouri-based company.
"To be able to carry a Missouri-based company on the No. 60 Ford is great," said Edwards. "I'm proud to represent Save-A-Lot and all their associates. It's great to represent a company whose dedication to addressing health issues and helping disadvantaged families is a top priority. On behalf of the entire No. 60 team I want to thank Save-A-Lot for coming on board with us, we look forward to taking our new sponsor to victory lane in 2008."
Save-A-Lot president and CEO Bill Shaner echoed Edwards' excitement saying, "Everyone at Save-A-Lot is excited to partner with Carl Edwards and a top team like Roush Fenway Racing. We are fortunate to partner with a top competitor and admirable individual who will represent our brand with the highest integrity. This new partnership provides another reason for shoppers to discover the great food, great prices, and great people that Save-A-Lot has to offer."
Edwards, the 2007 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion, is off to a solid start in 2008 claiming a 10th place finish at Daytona and a fifth place finish at last week's rain-delayed California race. Edwards currently sits third in the overall point standings, just 96 points back from leader Tony Stewart. This weekend's race marks Edwards fourth start at the 1.5-mile oval. Edwards has lead 131 laps and won the pole there in 2007. His average starting position is 8.6 and his average finishing position is 6, never finishing outside the top-10 in all three Nationwide starts. It's a track that Edwards enjoys driving and is looking forward to tackling in the No. 60 Save-A-Lot Ford.
"I can't wait to go back to Las Vegas." Edwards continued, "It's a great 1.5-mile track with a fairly new surface. We had an okay test, but only got about a half a day in the car. We aren't sure what to expect. Pierre Kuettel, my crew chief, will come up with a great strategy and we should have our Save-A-Lot Ford Fusion running up front. I can't wait!"
The NASCAR Nationwide Series race will air live this Saturday, March 1 on ESPN2 at 4:00 p.m. EST.
Save-A-Lot is the nation's leading extreme value, edited assortment grocery chain, operating more than 1,150 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 Maine to California, 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.