Tampa, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2013) – The No. 17 Fifth Third Bank Ford Fusion show car will stop in the Tampa Bay area prior to the Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17. The Fifth Third Ford Fusion is owned by Roush Fenway Racing and driven by Ricky Stenhouse Jr., the two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion for 2011 and 2012.
The show car along with Roush Fenway Racing’s 75-foot transporter that serves as a mini NASCAR-themed museum will visit Tampa Bay for a free two-day public viewing on Nov. 12 and 13 at the following RaceTrac locations:
9932 U.S. Hwy. 19, Port Richey, Fla. 34668
|Noon – 5 p.m.|
6056 W. Waters Ave., Tampa. Fla. 33634
|Noon – 5 p.m.|
As the new ATM provider for 225 RaceTrac convenience stores in Florida and Georgia, Fifth Third Bank is encouraging fans to visit each stop featuring Fifth Third Bank’s race-car simulator, prize giveaways and contests.
In 2012, Fifth Third Bancorp announced a multi-year marketing partnership with Roush Fenway Racing, and will serve this year as the primary sponsor of Stenhouse Jr.’s No. 17 Fifth Third Ford Fusion at four races in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Roush Fenway Racing,” said Brian Lamb, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay). “We saw great success last year during the show car tour, and we look forward to bringing the event to Tampa Bay again.”
Headquartered in Concord, NC, Roush Fenway Racing is the winningest team in NASCAR history having won seven championships in NASCAR’s top three divisions and more than 400 races in drag racing, sports car and stock car racing.
“We are very pleased about our partnership with Fifth Third Bank and to help drive their business through a primary sponsorship of No. 17 Fifth Third Bank Ford Fusion. They are a well respected, innovative financial services organization with a long and rich history that shares our company’s passion for excellence and commitment to winning,” said Jack Roush, co-owner and founder of Roush Fenway Racing.
About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing is the winningest team in NASCAR history, fielding multiple teams in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series with championship drivers Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Trevor Bayne and Travis Pastrana. Having celebrated 25 winning years in 2012, Roush Fenway is the leader in NASCAR marketing solutions, pioneering motorsport’s first team-focused TV show and its award-winning marketing campaigns for RickyvsTrevor.com and “25 Winning Years.” Visit www.RoushFenway.com, circle on Google+ at +Roush Fenway Racing, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/roushfenway and follow on Twitter at @roushfenway.
About Fifth Third
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $126 billion in assets and operates 18 affiliates with 1,326 full-service Banking Centers, including 104 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,374 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 25% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of September 30, 2013, had $318 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $27 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC.