World Financial Group to Return as Primary Sponsor for Five Races in 2007 CONCORD, N.C. (December 7, 2006) - Roush Racing announced today that World Financial Group, Inc., (WFG) will sponsor Carl Edwards and the No. 60 Roush Racing Ford Fusion...
World Financial Group to Return as Primary Sponsor for Five Races in 2007
CONCORD, N.C. (December 7, 2006) - Roush Racing announced today that World Financial Group, Inc., (WFG) will sponsor Carl Edwards and the No. 60 Roush Racing Ford Fusion once again in the NASCAR Busch Series in 2007. World Financial Group will reunite with Edwards and the No. 60 team as the primary sponsor for four races, February Fontana, April Phoenix, September Dover and November Phoenix. For their fifth race they will also reunite with Todd Kluever at Homestead. Edwards had partnered with WFG three times in 2005 as the primary and delivered WFG their only NASCAR victory when he won the Arizona 200 on November 12, 2005.
"I'm thrilled to have World Financial Group back on my Busch car," Edwards said. "We had such an awesome win with them in Phoenix two years ago. It was one of my favorite wins. The entire No. 60 team is proud to carry the colors of World Financial Group on the No. 60 Ford and we will do our best to put them back up front and in victory lane."
"At World Financial Group, we are committed to helping people realize their dreams," said Monte Holm, World Financial Group president. "I can't think of anyone better to epitomize a person realizing a dream come true than Carl Edwards. We are proud to once again sponsor Carl in the NASCAR Busch Series and continue our relationship with a world-class organization like Roush Racing."
"We are thrilled to work with Carl, the No. 60 team and Roush Racing," said Susan Davies, World Financial Group senior vice president of marketing, who oversees WFG's racing sponsorship program. "As one of Carl's first sponsors, we have had the pleasure of watching him develop into a major racing star, and we're excited to be along for the ride in 2007."
To date, Edwards has accrued seven poles, nine wins, 30 top-five and 46 top-10 finishes in the NASCAR Busch Series in just two years of series competition. Edwards and the No. 60 World Financial Group team delivered outstanding results in 2005 by chalking up two poles, one win and three top 10s in just three Busch Series starts. Edwards also teamed up with WFG in his inaugural year in the Nextel Cup Series for two races in 2004 in Atlanta and Darlington and again for two races in 2005.
World Financial Group also previously sponsored Kluever in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for 15 races in 2005 when he was named Raybestos Rookie of the Year with six top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. This time around he will pilot their Ford Fusion in the Busch Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
About World Financial Group
World Financial Group is a financial services marketing organization whose affiliates offer life insurance and a broad array of financial products and services. Through its independent associates in the United States and Canada, World Financial Group strives to help individuals and families who are often overlooked by the financial services industry to plan for their financial futures and work toward their goals.
World Financial Group is a member of the AEGON Group, one of the world's largest life insurance and pension companies and a strong provider of investment products.
World Financial Group's Headquarters is located at 11315 Johns Creek Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097-1517; phone: 770-453-9300. For more information, visit our website wfg-online.com.
About Roush Racing
Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Enterprises which operates 12 motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers David Ragan, Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards, four in the Busch Series with Ragan, Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, and Todd Kluever, and three in the Craftsman Truck Series with Travis Kvapil, Peter Shepherd and Erik Darnell.