Bristol: Biffle 2010 Census sponsor news 2010-03-19

Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Rebecca Blank will represent the US Census Bureau and Department of Commerce at the Food City 500 Under Secretary Rebecca Blank will be on hand at the Food City 500 supporting Greg Biffle and the 2010 Census...

Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Rebecca Blank will represent the US Census Bureau and Department of Commerce at the Food City 500

Under Secretary Rebecca Blank will be on hand at the Food City 500 supporting Greg Biffle and the 2010 Census No. 16 Ford. Under Secretary Blank has oversight responsibility for the two premier statistical agencies in the United States, the US Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. She will be in Bristol, TN at the Food City 500 to promote the 2010 Census that is now in full swing.

The three-race sponsorship began two weeks ago at Atlanta Motor Speedway where Biffle finished on the top 10 -- his fourth in as many races this season. He will carry forward his early season momentum in Bristol, Tenn., this Sunday, March 21, and at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia on Sunday, March 28, in an effort to increase awareness and encourage participation in the 2010 Census.

Monday, March 15 marked the start of "mail out" -- the process of sending 2010 Census forms to approximately 120 million mailboxes across the nation. While it costs the government just 42 cents for a postage paid envelope when a household mails back the form, it costs $57 to send a census taker door to door to follow up with each household that fails to respond. The Census Bureau estimates that if every household completed and mailed back its census form, taxpayers could reduce the cost of taking the census by $1.5 billion.

The 2010 Census No. 16 Ford Fusion features the familiar Post-it Brand notes of primary sponsor 3M carrying both the 2010 Census logo and "mail it back!" on the hood, rear quarter panels and rear bumper.

-source: US department of commerce

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle