DAYTONA, FL — Verizon Wireless announced today that it is teaming up with Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) to sponsor Robby Gordon Motorsports in the NASCAR Busch Series throughout the 2007 season.
The Robby Gordon Motorsports / Motorola No. 7 Ford Fusion will debut at the Orbitz 300 at the Daytona International Speedway on February 17. The Robby Gordon Motorsports / Verizon Wireless No. 55 Ford Fusion will debut at the Kobalt 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 18. "The NASCAR Busch Series is an exciting and dynamic sport followed by millions of our customers and other consumers," said Jim McGean, South Area President of Verizon Wireless. "We're proud to team up with Motorola and Robby Gordon Motorsports to connect with our customers and race fans."
"Verizon Wireless is one of our largest single customers and we're thrilled to join them in supporting one of the most popular sports in the United States," said Fred Wright, senior vice president, Motorola Networks & Enterprise. "We are approaching this opportunity to sponsor Robby Gordon Motorsports in the same way we focus on the world of technology consistently driving toward seamless mobility."
The sponsorship will allow Verizon Wireless and Motorola to provide customers with Busch Series-themed events and offers such as giveaways and contests for race tickets and other popular NASCAR merchandise. Verizon Wireless and Motorola logos will appear on the Robby Gordon Motorsports Busch Series Ford Fusions, driver and crew member uniforms during the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series racing season.
The NASCAR Busch Series Orbitz 300 race begins at the historic Daytona International Speedway at 1:15 pm EST on February 17 and is scheduled to air on ESPN2.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 59 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 65,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $42.9 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit www.Motorola.com.
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