GO DADDY expands NASCAR deal with DALE EARNHARDT JR.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.. – Go Daddy is announcing its return to NASCAR for the 2009 season with another sponsorship deal featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr. The agreement also includes Brad Keselowski and spans both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series in partnership with Hendrick Motorsports and JR Motorsports.
Go Daddy will be the primary sponsor for 20 races in the 2009 Nationwide Series. Back for another season is NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., who designed the No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolets for the 2009 Nationwide Series season.
“I’m happy to be partnered with GoDaddy.com again, and I appreciate the much larger role they are playing in our organization this season,” said Earnhardt Jr., who also owns JR Motorsports. “I look forward to seeing Brad drive the Go Daddy car this season in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.”
Keselowski, JR Motorsports’ second-year driver, was recently announced the winner of the Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver Award. He will pilot the No. 88 GoDaddy.com Chevrolets in 18 Nationwide Series races. After finishing third in the point standings in the Nationwide Series, with two wins, the up-and-coming Keselowski is in a prime position to be a 2009 championship contender.
Go Daddy will also be the primary sponsor of the No. 25 GoDaddy.com Chevrolets for seven races in the Sprint Cup Series with Keselowski behind the wheel. In addition, Go Daddy will be an associate sponsor on Mark Martin’s No. 5 Chevrolets in the Sprint Cup Series.
“Go Daddy has an all-star lineup of drivers including NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. and IndyCar’s Danica Patrick,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “What could be better than to expand our sponsorship of these powerhouse racers and return to Sprint Cup competition with Brad Keselowski.”
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Earnhardt Jr. was actually a Go Daddy customer before signing on as a spokesman and recently visited with Go Daddy employees. “I was fortunate enough to visit the Go Daddy headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona recently and was extremely impressed with what I saw – not only in the technology, but also the people,” added Earnhardt Jr. “I consider myself quite knowledgeable when it comes to computers and the Web, and it’s fun to be able to bounce ideas off each other in making this partnership really click.”
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