Carl Edwards gains Atlanta sponsor

World Financial Group to Sponsor Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Ford at Atlanta CONCORD, N.C. (September 28, 2004) - Roush Racing announced today that World Financial Group, Inc. (WFG) will sponsor Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Roush Racing Ford at...

World Financial Group to Sponsor Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Ford at Atlanta

CONCORD, N.C. (September 28, 2004) - Roush Racing announced today that World Financial Group, Inc. (WFG) will sponsor Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Roush Racing Ford at the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in October. World Financial Group will appear as the primary sponsor on the No. 99 Ford for the Halloween race weekend at a track Edwards looks forward to racing at.

"I really like Atlanta," said Edwards. "It's a fast track where you don't lift off the gas much and I like that a lot. The No. 99 team has been running well and we want to continue that at Atlanta for WFG. To have World Financial Group on the No. 99 Ford is really neat. Their hard work and dedication makes them one of the best in their industry and to have that kind of quality sponsor behind you is just awesome."

This will be the first time World Financial Group has appeared as a primary sponsor on a NEXTEL Cup car, an opportunity that the company's president and CEO welcomes. "World Financial Group is excited to sponsor the No. 99 Roush Racing Ford driven by Carl Edwards in the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway," said Tim Stonehocker, WFG President and CEO. "The decision to team up with Roush Racing was an easy one.

WFG shares much in common with Roush Racing - a commitment to excellence, a passion for performance and a drive to be the best in our respective industries. We are proud to be associated with one of today's premier racing teams."

The No. 99 team is planning to test at Atlanta Motor Speedway in preparation for the Atlanta race weekend. Earlier this year Edwards raced the No. 99 Superchips F-150 to a seventh place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway after qualifying third. With three top-10 finishes in just six NEXTEL Cup starts, Edwards looks to be on the fast track to chalking up another strong finish at one of the circuit's fastest tracks. About World Financial Group, Inc.

World Financial Group, Inc. (WFG) is an independent marketing company whose affiliates offer life insurance and a broad array of financial products and services. Through its thousands of independent associates in the United States and Canada, World Financial Group strives to help individuals and families who are often overlooked by the financial services industry to plan for their financial futures and work toward their goals no matter what their income.

Unlike other companies that may offer financial products and services from one or two companies, World Financial Group believes in the power of choice for clients. World Financial Group has agreements with more than 70 separate insurance and financial services companies, giving WFG associates the opportunity to offer clients a wide variety of products and services so they can choose the ones that best fit their needs.

World Financial Group and its exclusive broker-dealer World Group Securities, Inc. are both members of a respected corporate family - the AEGON Group. AEGON is one of the world's leading insurance, pension and related financial services organizations with assets of more than $295 billion, according to the 2003 AEGON Annual Report.

About Roush Racing

Roush Racing is a subsidiary of Livonia, Mich., based Roush Industries that operates nine motorsports teams; five in NASCAR Nextel Cup with drivers Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards; two in the Busch Series with Martin, Kenseth and Biffle, and two in the Craftsman Truck Series with drivers Jon Wood and Edwards.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Greg Biffle , Kurt Busch , Jon Wood , Carl Edwards