No. 16 National Guard/The Flash Ford and No. 60 Charter/The Flash Ford Expected To Be Fast In Michigan Concord, N.C. (August 18, 2004) - Almost 20 years ago, Greg Biffle got into a racecar and dreamt of being the fastest man alive. Earlier this...
No. 16 National Guard/The Flash Ford and No. 60 Charter/The Flash Ford Expected To Be Fast In Michigan
Concord, N.C. (August 18, 2004) - Almost 20 years ago, Greg Biffle got into a racecar and dreamt of being the fastest man alive. Earlier this season, he came close when he earned the title of the fastest man in Daytona with the pole for the Daytona 500. This weekend in Michigan, he'll get a little closer with some help from his favorite superhero.
Racefans will be given the ultimate task of keeping their eyes on "The Flash" in both the NASCAR Busch race and the NASCAR Nextel Cup race this weekend. The trademarked paint schemes of the National Guard Ford and the Charter Communications Ford will be replaced by the orange and yellow colors of "The Fastest Man Alive".
The Flash is one of six Justice League characters who will be represented on various racecars during the Justice League Racing Weekend Presented By Hot Wheelsâ. Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin, Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch, Ricky Rudd and Ryan Newman will also be participating by carrying the paint schemes of The Martian Manhunter, Batman, Green Lantern, Superman, Wonder Woman and The Justice League All-Character car respectively.
The Flash boasts the power of super-speed and is the fastest man alive, capable of velocities approaching the speed of light. The Flash is always the first one to race into the fight, feeling confident that the Justice League will be there to lend a hand.
"What racecar driver wouldn't want to be like The Flash?" said Biffle, driver of the No. 16 National Guard/Flash Ford Taurus and the No. 60 Charter/Flash Ford Taurus. "He's the fastest man alive. I can't imagine another superhero I'd rather have on the National Guard and Charter cars for this weekend's races.
"We're taking two fast cars to Michigan. The Busch car is the one we won with at California and sat on the pole with at Charlotte and the Cup car is the one we raced at Charlotte but the team gave it a whole new body to make it more like our Indy and Pocono cars. I feel pretty confident about this weekend. Maybe a little of The Flash's super-speed power will rub off and help us get our first double-victory weekend."
The Justice League Racing Weekend Presented By Hot Wheelsâ program is a partnership between DC Comics, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, International Speedway Corporation (ISC), Mattel, Inc. and Michigan International Speedway.
The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest enduring institutions. The National Guard operates in all 50 states, three territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit the National Guard website at www.1-800-GO-GUARD.com.
Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Industries that operates nine motorsports teams; five in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series with drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards, two in the NASCAR Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth and Biffle and two in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Jon Wood and Carl Edwards.