Augusta - The No. 17 Fifth Third Ford Fusion show car will make a pit stop in Augusta on its tour throughout Fifth Third Bank's 12-state footprint. The No. 17 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 will visit Augusta for a free one-day public viewing on Wednesday, August 21 at the following location:
Fifth Third Bank: Belair Road Financial Center
404 S. Belair Road, Martinez, GA
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Here's your chance to see Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s Fifth Third Ford Fusion up close. Take a picture, hear it roar and drive in a NASCAR® simulator. Register to win free prizes including a trip for two to Las Vegas*, and lots more! Don't miss this chance. 'Cause the next time you see No. 17, it'll be prowling the asphalt at over 200 miles per hour.
Fifth Third Bank will be joined by Fairway Ford Dealership and the Augusta Green Jackets for this exciting event. Fenway Ford Dealership will be onsite showcasing the 2013 Ford Fusion. The Augusta Green Jackets mascot will also be in attendance at the event.
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, including:
- Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway - Ridgeway, Virginia, April 7
- Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Motor Speedway - Sparta, Kentucky, June 29
- Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, Florida, July 6
- Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway - Brooklyn, Michigan, August 18
"We are excited to continue our partnership with Roush Fenway Racing to help drive our business and build the Fifth Third Bank brand," said Randy Koporc, Fifth Third Georgia Affiliate President. "We saw great success and community engagement last year during the show car tour and we look forward to bringing the No. 17 Fifth Third Ford Fusion to Augusta."
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 $123 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 2,433 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 33% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of December 31, 2012, had $308 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® National Global Select Market under the symbol "FITB." Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.
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