JOHNS CREEK, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--World Financial Group, Inc. (WFG), a business unit of Transamerica, has joined forces with NASCAR-series championship team Roush Fenway Racing to sponsor Trevor Bayne in two NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2013. Bayne will race the WFG and Transamerica sponsored No. 6 Ford Mustang in the Sam’s Town 300 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9 and in the Great Clips 200 at the Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 9.
Bayne made history on Feb. 20, 2011 by becoming the youngest champion of the legendary Daytona 500. The event, which was only his second career Sprint Cup start, was followed up with his first career Nationwide Series win at Texas in the fall of that same year.
“WFG believes in helping people reach their dreams, so we are extremely proud to be sponsoring such an exciting talent as Trevor Bayne as he strives to achieve his,” said Joe DiPaola, President and CEO of World Financial Group, Inc. “Trevor is such an excellent example of Roush Racing’s legendary ability to identify talented young drivers and grow them into future champions, and WFG is glad to be part of that.”
“Transamerica is excited to be part of NASCAR this year, partnering with WFG and Roush Fenway Racing to sponsor Trevor, who is such a talented, young driver,” said Bill Tate, Senior Vice President, Transamerica. “As a company that helps people build better tomorrows through financial services and products, we know that achieving your goals isn’t always easy, but with Trevor’s skills and determination, and the great support from his team, we’re sure he’ll have a stellar racing season.”
WFG has a rich history with Roush Fenway Racing. The company partnered with Roush Fenway as one of Carl Edwards' first sponsors in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2004, and continued to sponsor Roush Fenway drivers in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Series’ for many years, most recently in 2011.
"I am excited to be teamed up with WFG and Transamerica,” said Bayne. “I know that Roush Fenway and Carl have had excellent luck driving under WFG sponsorship in the past and I’m hoping that I can bring a win for all of us.”
WFG will also sponsor a 100-day show car program this year in conjunction with Roush Fenway Racing, featuring a touring World Financial Group Ford Mustang that will be showcased at various locations nationwide.
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About World Financial Group
World Financial Group, Inc. is a financial services business platform whose affiliated companies offer a broad array of financial products and services. WFG's independent associates, located throughout the United States and Canada, strive to help individuals and families often overlooked by the financial services industry to plan for their financial futures, advocating the power of choice for clients through agreements with several of the financial and insurance industries’ leading companies.
WFG is a business unit of the Life & Protection (L&P) Division of Transamerica. At Transamerica, we help our customers Transform Tomorrow®. Through L&P, the Transamerica companies offer a wide array of life and health insurance solutions that create better tomorrows by protecting families and their dreams. Insurance products and services are issued by Transamerica Life Insurance Company, Cedar Rapids, IA, and affiliated Transamerica companies.
With more than a century of experience, Transamerica has built a reputation on solid management, sound decisions and consumer confidence. For more information, visit www.transamerica.com.
World Financial Group Headquarters: 11315 Johns Creek Parkway, Johns Creek, GA 30097-1517, PO Box 100035, Johns Creek, GA 30096-9403. Phone: 770.453.9300. WorldFinancialGroup.com.
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, “25 Winning Years” and Google+. Visit RoushFenway.com, circle on Google+ at +Roush Fenway Racing, become a fan on Facebook and Instagram http://instagram.com/roushfenwayracing and follow on Twitter at @roushfenway.