(DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 31, 2002) -- Ford Credit has agreed to terms with Robert Yates Racing on a one-year associate sponsorship package involving Dale Jarrett and the No. 88 Robert Yates Racing Ford Taurus beginning in 2003, as announced today by...
(DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 31, 2002) -- Ford Credit has agreed to terms with Robert Yates Racing on a one-year associate sponsorship package involving Dale Jarrett and the No. 88 Robert Yates Racing Ford Taurus beginning in 2003, as announced today by Phil Gordon, Motorsports Marketing Manager.
"We are excited to continue our association with one of the top race teams in Winston Cup," said Gordon. "We are proud of the relationship that we have built over the last seven years with Robert Yates, Dale Jarrett, Todd Parrott and the entire Yates organization. We look forward to another championship-caliber season with the 88 team."
Co-sponsor of the No. 88 Ford Taurus in NASCAR Winston Cup Series competition from 1996-2000 and associate sponsor since 2001, Ford Credit is a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company and the world's largest provider of automotive finance. It serves more than 10 million customers in 40 countries.
During its association with Robert Yates Racing, Ford Credit has donated over $630,000 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation based on Dale Jarrett's race finishes and pole qualifying. Two years ago, Ford Credit added an initiative called Race Fans for a Cure®, where fans may make donations to the Komen Foundation at select races and events. Race Fans for a Cure® has raised over $230,000 -- often a dollar at a time -- for the Komen Foundation since 2000.
The Robert Yates Racing No. 88 Ford Taurus has won 25 championship races since 1996, including two Daytona 500s and two Brickyard 400s. In 1999, Dale Jarrett captured the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship, the first title in Robert Yates' career as a team owner.