Bob Tasca III sponsor extends contract

MOTORCRAFT AND QUICK LANE TIRE & AUTO CENTERS ANNOUNCE CONTRACT EXTENSION IN NHRA SPONSORSHIP OF BOB TASCA III DEARBORN, Mich., September 19, 2009 -- On the eve of his first race as a championship contender in NHRA's Countdown to 1,...

MOTORCRAFT AND QUICK LANE TIRE & AUTO CENTERS ANNOUNCE CONTRACT EXTENSION IN NHRA SPONSORSHIP OF BOB TASCA III

DEARBORN, Mich., September 19, 2009 -- On the eve of his first race as a championship contender in NHRA's Countdown to 1, Motorcraft and Ford's growing national network of Quick Lane Tire & Auto Centers announced today they have extended their sponsorship of Bob Tasca III and Tasca Racing's Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car.

For the past two years, Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) brands -- Motorcraft and Quick Lane -- have been the primary sponsors of the Tasca's Shelby Mustang in the NHRA Full Throttle Racing Series. This multi-year extension ensures the two primary brands will remain on the car for years to come.

"We are proud to extend our relationship with Bob Tasca and everyone at Tasca Racing," said Ken Czubay, Vice President, Ford U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "Our sponsorship with the Motorcraft and Quick Lane Shelby Mustang fits with our business plan and performance of solid products and results.

"From a start-up operation just over a year ago, to winning races and being in position to contend for the NHRA Funny Car title is a credit to the hard work this team has put in."

Tasca begins the 2009 Countdown to 1 "playoffs" with two wins, and in fourth place in the Funny Car standings.

"I've always said the best gift someone can give another is to believe in them," said Bob Tasca III. "Racing the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang has been amazing and to have Ford Customer Service Division invest in us is an honor because they believed in me. I'm an all Ford kid driving and I'm very excited to be racing that all Ford hot rod for years to come."

Motorcraft and Quick Lane® Tire & Auto Centers are brands of Ford Customer Service Division. FCSD and its associated brands won a place in the hearts and minds of drag race fans everywhere in the late 1980s and early 1990s, sponsoring Ford powered International Motorsports Hall-of-Fame racer Bob Glidden, a 10-time NHRA Pro Stock champion, and NHRA legend Kenny Bernstein among others.

-credit: motorcraft/tr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Kenny Bernstein , Bob Glidden , Bob Tasca III