Wood Brothers No. 21 Will Have a Distinctive Quick Lane Look at MIS

New Quick Lane Livery on No. 21 Ford Fusion for Quicken Loans 400 at MIS Recognizes Growing National Presence of Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center    

  • The Motorcraft/Quick Lane No. 21 Ford Fusion will have a distinctive Quick Lane look when it hits the track for the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., June 13-15.
  • Quick Lane now has more than 700 retail locations in all 50 states.
  • The Quick Lane paint scheme coincides with a national digital ad campaign featuring driver Trevor Bayne that will debut later this summer.

Quick Lane MIS 2ADEARBORN, Mich., June 5, 2014 – The Motorcraft/Quick Lane No. 21 Ford Fusion will have a different and distinctive Quick Lane look when it hits the track at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., June 13-15.

Quick Lane blue will replace the usual Motorcraft red that is synonymous with the Wood Brothers Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup entry.

In addition to prominent Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center markings on the hood, the rear deck lid will feature the Quick Lane tag line “READY TO SERVE,” which refers to the company’s factory-trained technicians’ willingness to go the extra mile to provide fast and dependable service with trusted expertise to make a customer’s vehicle ready for the road.

The Motorcraft logo will still be present on the new-look No. 21. As Quick Lane’s principal replacement parts brand, the relationship between Quick Lane and Motorcraft is critical to the success of each. Quality replacement parts is just one of the many brand tenants that Quick Lane offers to its customers

In February, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center opened its 700th U.S. retail location, making it one of the fastest-growing auto center chains in the country. Since then four more Quick Lane stores have opened, each offering the convenience of a neighborhood garage with no appointment necessary, service while you wait, evening and weekend hours and competitive prices. Quick Lane, which has locations in all 50 states, also provides the consumer confidence that comes from dealing with a major automotive manufacturer (Ford Motor Co.) that offers high-quality parts and factory-trained technicians.

With a Quick Lane location in every state, the company is embarking on a national ad campaign to introduce its various marketplace advantages and to let customers across the nation know that Quick Lane is “Ready to Serve” with convenience and confidence.  Part of the campaign will feature the No. 21 NASCAR livery featured at the Quicken Loans 400 as well as its driver, 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne.

“Opening our 700th location is an important milestone for Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center,” said Frederiek Toney, president of the Ford Customer Service Division. “With locations from coast to coast, we can support our Quick Lane brand with national advertising including our partnership with NASCAR and Wood Brothers Racing. We hope that this paint scheme running in a nationally televised NASCAR race and the associated ad campaign will make our Quick Lane owners proud and increase recognition for the brand.”

See the Quick Lane-sponsored Ford Fusion in the Quicken Loans 400 from Michigan International Speedway on June 15 on TNT beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

For live updates, follow the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang team on Twitter (MQL_Racing) and Facebook (click on the “Twitter” icon).

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About Quick Lane Tire & Auto Centers

Quick Lane® provides automotive quick services for all makes and models. Quick Lane’s nationwide network of more than 700 facilities, each providing the convenience of an aftermarket company (no appointment necessary, service while you wait, evening and weekend hours, competitive prices) with the confidence of a major automotive manufacturer (quality parts, factory-trained technicians). Quick Lane® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. For more information, visit www.quicklane.com.

 

About Motorcraft

Motorcraft® offers a complete line of replacement parts that are recommended and approved by Ford Motor Company. From routine maintenance to under-hood repairs, Motorcraft parts offer exceptional value with the highest quality and right fit at competitive prices. Motorcraft parts are available nationwide at Ford and Lincoln dealers, independent distributors and automotive parts retailers are backed by Ford Motor Company’s two-year, unlimited-miles Service Parts Limited Warranty. Ask for Motorcraft by name when you visit your local auto parts store or your favorite service facility. For more information, visit www.motorcraft.com.

 

 

About FordParts.com

FordParts.com allows repair shops, body shops, fleets and do-it-yourselfers to purchase online more than 280,000 Genuine Ford and Motorcraft parts quickly and easily. As well as the convenience of ordering parts online 24/7, FordParts.com provides full line catalogs with VIN look-up, parts pricing, inventory availability, FedEx over-night shipping and technical illustrations of more than 22,000 parts and assemblies. For more information, visit www.fordparts.com.

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Statement from Glen Wood on Passing of Junie Donlavey

Glen Wood:

P-WB2-560“The only thing you really need to know about Junie Donlavey is that he was probably the most well-liked person ever in the sport of NASCAR.   He was a good friend of the Wood Brothers … one of our very best friends in the sport.   I can tell you I would call him on the phone, and even before I could get a word or two out, he knew who it was that was calling.

“The thing I will always remember about Junie is that he was never mad or upset.  He took everything in stride.  He just enjoyed being around the sport and being around people.   You’d see him in the garage, and he’d always be talking with someone, and I used to love seeing him doubled-up laughing over some story.

“As far as I know, his team was never fully-funded, like you would see with most teams.  But he always wanted to run well every time he was out there.  I know he had some real good cars in the modified and sportsman days, even before NASCAR started.  He had cars that ran well all the time, so he was a competitive person..

“But he always helped out everyone, no matter who you were.  He helped out so many drivers and crew members who just wanted to get into the sport.  He always had time for people like that.”

Mid-Race Recovery in Coke 600 Gives Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team Its Third Top-20 Finish of 2014

_CH62339Trevor Bayne and the crew of the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion had a case of the long-green-flag-run blues early in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. But as the sun went down and the lap count went up, the No. 21 Ford Fusion picked up speed and Bayne ended up driving his way back into the top half of the field and scoring a 20th-place finish.

It was the team’s third top-20 finish in five starts this season.

Bayne started 14th, and in the early going found his car to be tight in the center of the turns. Crew chief Donnie Wingo and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane crew made adjustments on pit stops, but it took three stops before the car began to respond and turn quick laps with Bayne running the high groove. The problem was the laps lost during the long green-flags runs early in the race.

“When your car is right, long green-flag runs are your friend,” team owner Eddie Wood said. “When it’s not, they’re not what you want.”

“Once we got the car freed up, it was running speeds comparable to the top-five cars.”

_CH62075Wood had praise for his over-the-wall pit crew, which consistently cranked out stops in the 12- to 13-second range even while making chassis adjustments on every stop.

“That’s a strong point for us now,” he said.

The timing of the race’s eight caution flags didn’t work out in the team’s favor as most caution periods were followed by long green-flag runs that prevented them from making up lost laps by taking the wave-around during caution periods.

“We tried it three times, but it only paid off once. We gained spots on a few cars at the end because they short-pitted and the caution flag caught them,” Wood said.

Still, he was pleased with the Motorcraft/Quick   Lane team’s mid-race recovery.

“We finished 20th, but it was a strong hard fought 20th,” he said.

Bayne and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team return to the Sprint Cup Series on June 13-15 for the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

“He’ll Always Be Part of Our Family.”

Wood Brothers Racing Statement On Trevor Bayne Departure In 2015

“Trevor Bayne will always be part of our family.  And we will always share that great Daytona 500 moment together. It’s something that will always be so special for all of us,” said Eddie Wood, co-owner, Wood Brothers Racing.  “We will always be Trevor Bayne fans, so we are happy he is getting his shot to race for the Sprint Cup Championship. We are going to do everything in our power to get him to victory lane one more time in the #21 Fusion.”

2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Daytona