DEARBORN, Mich., August 12, 2009 Americas fastest growing auto service brand teams up with NASCARs 16-time, fan-voted Most Popular Driver at this weekends NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. The Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford Fusion driven by Bill Elliott will switch from its normal red Motorcraft paint scheme and feature the blue, white and orange colors of Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center.
We are excited to have Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center sponsor the No. 21 Ford Fusion, especially since Michigan International Speedway is the home track of both Quick Lane and Ford, said Tom Suttles, Quick Lane Business Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our partnership with Motorcraft. Quick Lane and Motorcraft form the perfect combination of fast, convenient service and the highest quality parts. In addition to being the primary sponsor of Bill Elliotts Fusion this weekend, fans can see the No. 21 Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Fusion at 12 Metro Detroit locations this week. Bill Elliott will be signing autographs at the Quick Lane at Varsity Lincoln Mercury in Novi and the Quick Lane at Hines Park Ford in New Hudson on Thursday, August 13. We really enjoy working with Bill Elliott and the Wood Brothers and hope to show how life is better and faster in the Quick Lane, added Suttles.
Ford Customer Service Division brands of Motorcraft and Quick Lane are primary sponsors on the Wood Brothers No. 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Ford Fusion for 12 races this season, which began in February at the Daytona 500 and will culminate with the season-ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Wood Brothers are acknowledged pioneers in the sport of stock-car racing, and have earned 96 wins in over 50 years of NASCAR competition second most in Ford Racing history. Elliott has won 44 NASCAR Cup races, the 1989 NASCAR Cup championship, and is a seven-time winner at Michigan International Speedway.
The red and black Motorcraft logo appears on the No. 21 Ford Fusion in NASCAR, while two of Ford’s brands – Motorcraft and Quick Lane – adorn the Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car of Bob Tasca III, winner of the 2009 Gainesville Gatornationals.
About Quick Lane: Quick Lane provides automotive quick services for all makes and models. Quick Lane’s nationwide network of 530 facilities provides 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 original equipment-approved parts that are recommended and approved by Ford Motor Company. From routine maintenance to underhood and powertrain repairs, Motorcraft parts offer exceptional value with the highest quality and right fit at competitive prices. Motorcraft parts are available locally and are backed nationwide by Ford Motor Company’s Service Parts Limited Warranty. For more information, visit www.motorcraft.com.
About Ford Motor Company: Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 201,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the companys brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Fords products, please visit www.ford.com.