BUSCH: Ragan and 2007 sponsor named for Roush #6

DISCOUNT TIRE / AMERICA'S TIRE ANNOUNCES TITLE SPONSORSHIP WITH ROUSH RACING FOR 2007 NASCAR BUSCH SERIES David Ragan Named as Driver of the No. 6 Discount Tire Ford Fusion SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - (December 7, 2006) - Discount Tire, also known as...

DISCOUNT TIRE / AMERICA'S TIRE ANNOUNCES TITLE SPONSORSHIP WITH ROUSH RACING FOR 2007 NASCAR BUSCH SERIES

David Ragan Named as Driver of the No. 6 Discount Tire Ford Fusion

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - (December 7, 2006) - Discount Tire, also known as America's Tire, the largest independent tire dealer in America, announced today its title sponsorship of the No. 6 Discount Tire Ford Fusion for the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series with Roush Racing.

"Our participation in NASCAR and our association with Roush Racing echoes our commitment to being the best tire and wheel retailer in the world," said Discount Tire's senior vice president Michael Zuieback. "In each of our 650-plus stores across the country, our people provide customers with the best price, advice and service, like a winning pit crew. It's a great rallying point for our people across the country. The partnership with Roush Racing and driver David Ragan promises great success."

David Ragan will be the fulltime driver and will make his first start in the No. 6 Discount Tire Ford Fusion at Daytona International Speedway when the 2007 Busch Series season begins in February. Ragan ran two Busch Series races during the 2006 season in the No. 50 Ford at California and Dover.

"We are pleased to have Discount Tire join our team with David Ragan in the Busch Series for 2007," said team owner Jack Roush. "David has a bright future ahead of him and I am pleased that Discount Tire has signed on to be a part of it. It is our goal to ensure a successful program for Discount Tire both on and off the track."

Ragan recently shared a ride with Mark Martin in the No. 6 Scotts Ford F-150, as well as the No. 50 Roush Racing Ford F-150. In 17 starts he earned one top-five and seven top-10 finishes, as well as one pole.

"I am very excited to have Discount Tire on the Busch car in 2007," said Ragan. "It is an amazing opportunity to be able to run fulltime in the Busch Series next year and I am thrilled to be able to represent Discount Tire and all of their employees. My goal for next year is Rookie of the Year. I know that will be a huge undertaking, but I am confident in the assembled No. 6 team and believe we have a chance to prove something."

About Discount Tire

Discount Tire, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is America's largest independent tire dealer. Also referred to as America's Tire in Oregon and some parts of California, Discount Tire currently operates more than 650 stores across the country. The company provides sales of tires, wheels and related accessories and services through mail order, Internet and retail stores. At tires.com, customers can research, purchase and make an appointment for service. For more information about Discount Tire, visit www.tires.com.

About Roush Racing

Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Entersprises 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.

-credit: www.roushracing.com

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle , Jamie McMurray , Carl Edwards , Jack Roush , David Ragan , Todd Kluever , Erik Darnell , Peter Shepherd , Mark Martin , Travis Kvapil