IRL: Sarah Fisher receives GM sponsor for Phoenix event

GM and Upromise to support Sarah Fisher in Phoenix IRL event. PHOENIX - GM and Upromise, an innovative service that enables families to fund higher education, will sponsor the Chevrolet-powered Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dallara driven by Sarah ...

GM and Upromise to support Sarah Fisher in Phoenix IRL event.

PHOENIX - GM and Upromise, an innovative service that enables families to fund higher education, will sponsor the Chevrolet-powered Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dallara driven by Sarah Fisher at the Purex/Dial Indy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 23. GM and Upromise join Raybestos and WeGotGear in support of Fisher's drive for victory in the second round of the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series.

Launched in 2001, Upromise is a free service that helps hundreds of America's leading companies give families money back for college. Upromise members earn rebates automatically when they shop at tens of thousands of participating retail locations, grocery and drug stores, and restaurants. Upromise collects the member's rebates and helps the member invest those savings in tax-advantaged college savings plans. Additional information is available at www.Upromise.com.

General Motors is the exclusive automotive participant with Upromise, and serves as one of its cornerstone partners. Their combined efforts work to communicate participating products/services to GM's vast network of customers, and further educate the public on the importance of college savings plans.

"It's great that GM and Upromise have stepped up to help our team get to Phoenix this weekend and that they also share my beliefs in the importance of a college education," said Fisher. "Hopefully our team's association with Upromise will raise awareness about the importance of saving for college and encourage more families to get started."

As one of the earliest supporters of this college savings service, GM has helped Upromise enroll members and promote awareness of its mission. GM also contributes $150 into a member's Upromise account when the member buys or leases a new GM car or truck.

"GM and our corporate partners in Upromise are excited that Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and driver Sarah Fisher will spread the word about Upromise to the fans at the Purex/Dial Indy 200 and also to a nationwide television audience watching on ABC," said Steve Shannon, GM executive director - marketing services. "Sarah is one of the IndyCar Series' most popular and most talented drivers, and her engineering background underlines the importance of education in all walks of life.

"Sarah is achieving her dream of competing in America's premier open-wheel racing series," Shannon noted. "GM is a strong supporter of Upromise, which helps families realize their goals by making a college education more affordable."

"We're appreciative of GM and Upromise's support and their backing of our run in Phoenix this weekend," said Dennis Reinbold, team co-owner. "Ideally, we can create additional exposure for GM's 'save for college' campaign and their generous support for families through Upromise."

Upromise contributing companies include America Online, AT&T, Citi®, ExxonMobil, General Motors, McDonalds, iDine, Century 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Countrywide Home Loans, ERA®, Staples, New York Life, Circuit City, American Airlines, and Avis®. Members can also save when they use the Citi® Upromise Card for purchases or when they purchase thousands of grocery items at any of the 15,000 participating grocery and drug stores from leading brands including Coca-Cola®, Kellogg's, Huggies®, GLAD® and Tylenol®.

The Purex/Dial Indy 200 will be run at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, March 23. The race will be carried live on ABC television at 3:30 p.m. EST.

General Motors (NYSE: GM), the world's largest vehicle manufacturer, designs, builds and markets cars and trucks worldwide, and has been the global automotive sales leader since 1931. GM employs about 350,000 people around the world. More information on GM can be found at www.gm.com.

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