BUSCH: Team Rensi re-signs sponsor

The United Stated Marine Corps Returns for their Sixth Year in NASCAR's Busch Series with Ashton Lewis Jr. at the Helm (October 29, 2004 -- Mooresville, NC)-- Team Rensi Motorsports is pleased to announce the return of the United States Marine...

The United Stated Marine Corps Returns for their Sixth Year in NASCAR's Busch Series with Ashton Lewis Jr. at the Helm

(October 29, 2004 -- Mooresville, NC)-- Team Rensi Motorsports is pleased to announce the return of the United States Marine Corps as the primary marketing partner on the #25 NASCAR Busch Series Ford Taurus for 2005. This will be an unprecedented sixth year in the sport as a primary marketing partner for any military service. The Team Marines Ford will be driven by Ashton Lewis Jr.

"The Marine Corps is proud to be associated with Team Rensi Motorsports," said BGen Walter E. Gaskin. "They have proven they can carry our message of opportunity and service to NASCAR fans and be of great benefit to the Marine Corps and its recruiting efforts."

"We are thrilled to be working with the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Command again," said Sam Rensi, President and CEO of Team Rensi Motorsports. "We have had the privilege and honor to represent the Marine Corps for the past four years and are excited to have them back again in 2005. We all take pride in and stand a little taller wearing that eagle, globe and anchor. We are also excited that Ashton chose to join this proud team."

This partnership enhances the Marine Corps' ability to build brand awareness and Show the American public that the Marine Corps and the individual Marine is the epitome of military virtue. A group of tough, smart warriors who gain strength of mind, body and character through membership in an elite and proud Corps.

Ashton Lewis Jr. will drive the Team Marines Ford Taurus in 2005 and is thrilled to represent the Marine Corps next season. "I am very excited to have this opportunity to represent The United States Marine Corps next year," Ashton Lewis Jr. said. "It is an honor to know that I will have over 200,000 thousand active and reserve Marines and their families as well as all of those former Marines out there pulling for Team Rensi each and every week."

The Chesapeake, VA native began driving fulltime in the NASCAR Busch Series in 2001and is currently tenth in the driver's points standings. He is poised to finish the season in the top ten which will be a career best.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ashton Lewis