Phoenix Pre Race

Phoenix Pre Race Release

Phoenix, AZ (April 11, 2008)- Wood Brothers Racing's no. 21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion will be starting the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Saturday night with Bill Elliott in the driver's seat.

During the hour and a half pre-qualifying practice session Thursday afternoon, the team struggled with a "tight" handling race car. The issue was on going and ultimately carried over to qualifying. The team utilized the past champion provisional and will start the race in 43rd position. The no. 21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion will be sporting an additional logo on its hood in Phoenix. Ford Motor Company held a contest for the dealerships in its West Division. Landmark Ford of Tigard, Oregon won the grand prize of placing their company name on the hood of the no. 21 race car for this weekend's race event.

The greater Portland area dealership also won two additional prizes for second and third which awarded race tickets and garage passes. The landslide win is recognized by Ford Motor Company as a great accomplishment. Ford Motor Company's Sales and Marketing Manager for the West Hub, John Ulrich, commented on the dealership's contest sweep. Ulrich said, "Landmark Ford was the highest performer out of eight dealerships who participated in the contest. They exceeded their objectives in parts and retail service excellence. Ford Motor Company is very proud of the dealership and we are very excited that they used a Ford Motor Company contest to motivate their people."

The Wood Brothers no. 21 Motorcraft Ford can be seen in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Saturday night at 8:00pm ET on Fox.

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