AutoZone and ppc Racing Announce Sponsorship Extension FORT WORTH, Texas (November 5, 2005) -- ppc Racing and AutoZone are proud to announce an extension of AutoZone's primary sponsorship of ppc Racing's ...
AutoZone and ppc Racing Announce Sponsorship Extension
FORT WORTH, Texas (November 5, 2005) -- ppc Racing and AutoZone are proud to announce an extension of AutoZone's primary sponsorship of ppc Racing's #22 Ford Taurus and driver Kenny Wallace in the NASCAR Busch Series.
AutoZone, the nation's leading retailer of automotive parts and accessories with over 3,600 stores in the US and Mexico, is also the title sponsor of the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Series.
"With Kenny Wallace and ppc Racing, we are certain that our customers and all fans of the NASCAR Busch Series will see exciting racing," said Bill Rhodes, President and CEO of AutoZone. "Kenny is a great spokesperson for AutoZone and racing, and we are confident NASCAR fans will continue to support this team and AutoZone in this partnership."
"AutoZone came to our rescue when we didn't have a sponsor, and their commitment to our success and attention to detail have already reached into every aspect of our race team," said Kenny Wallace, driver of the #22 AutoZone Ford. "In the last few months, I have had the opportunity to become part of the AutoZone family, and having the opportunity to see their vision and ideals at work has inspired me. The #22 AutoZone team is working hard to put AutoZone in Victory Lane-- where they deserve to be."
"We are extremely grateful to AutoZone for the confidence it has placed in ppc Racing and Kenny Wallace," said Greg Pollex, owner of ppc Racing. "The AutoZone sponsorship has been a tremendous success ever since the July 30th announcement was made during the Wallace Family Tribute in St. Louis. We have a lot of exciting things planned with AutoZone as we prepare for next season. We will continue to educate fans and consumers about vehicle maintenance, safety and equipment as we contend for the Busch Series championship."
This weekend's NASCAR Busch Series event marks AutoZone's tenth race as the primary sponsor of ppc Racing's #22 Ford.
"Our sponsorship during the second half of the 2005 race season was a good first step for AutoZone," said Rhodes. "Now, we are ready to move to the front of the pack with ppc Racing and Kenny Wallace in 2006. On behalf of the 50,000 AutoZoners everywhere, we congratulate and thank the Wallace family for their contributions to racing."
As of August 27, 2005, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 3,592 AutoZone stores in United States and 81 AutoZone stores in Mexico and also sells the ALLDATA brand automotive diagnostic and repair software. On the web, AutoZone sells diagnostic and repair information and auto and light truck parts through www.autozone.com.
About ppc Racing LLC and Greg Pollex . . .
ppc Racing marks its sixth year of competition in 2005 under ownership from Greg Pollex. His NASCAR Busch and Craftsman Truck Series teams have amassed 32 wins and more than 150 top-five and 250 top-10 finishes. In its inaugural year, ppc Racing won the 2000 NASCAR Busch Series driver and owner's championship, finishing 1-2 in the standings. Over the years Pollex has hired recognizable and successful drivers Jeff Green, Jason Keller, Scott Riggs, Kenny Wallace, Michel Jourdain Jr., and Terry Cook, and most recently added up-and-coming driver, Brent Sherman. For more information, please visit www.ppcracing.com.