Concord, N.C. (April 3, 2013) – Fifth Third Bank will make its 2013 debut with the two-time NASCAR Nationwide Champion, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. this weekend at Martinsville for the STP Gas Booster 500. This will be the Sprint Cup rookie’s first attempt at the famed paper-clip half-mile track.
“The Fifth Third Bank Ford will make its 2013 debut this weekend at the same time I make my Martinsville debut," said Stenhouse. "Fifth Third Bank has been a great partner for Roush Fenway Racing and I look forward to representing their 21,000 employees this season. Even though Martinsville is known to be rough on rookies, I hope we can get a solid finish in our first race with the Curious Bank on board.”
Fifth Third Bank joined Roush Fenway Racing in 2012 and will continue to serve as a primary sponsor for the No. 17, as Stenhouse and the team fight for the Rookie of the Year honors. The next scheduled event for Fifth Third Bank is Kentucky Speedway on June 29, 2013.
Stenhouse ran a No. 6 Fifth Third Ford Fusion in the 2012 Sprint Cup finale last season at Homestead. He currently sits at 12th in the Sprint Cup point standings and leads the NASCAR rookie standings as he makes his bid to win RFR’s 13th NASCAR rookie award.
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $122 billion in assets and operates 18 affiliates with 1,320 full-service Banking Centers, including 104 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,423 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 33% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of December 31, 2012, had $308 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $27 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® National Global Select Market under the symbol "FITB." Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.
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