Leading Firefighting Agent to Partner with Ragan and No. 38 Team Through Season
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 20, 2019) - FireAde, an Atlanta-based global leader in firefighting technology, will partner with Front Row Motorsports when it sponsors David Ragan's No. 38 Ford Mustang in this weekend's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway.
FireAde offers the most advanced and unique fire suppression systems with easy to use, environmentally formulated, non-corrosive firefighting solutions. For over 30 years, Fire Service Plus, Inc. has manufactured and distributed solutions for home, business and government needs. They have also provided products to the U.S. military, fire departments, first responders, public safety, and sheriff's offices.
"We couldn't be happier to partner with Front Row Motorsports and David Ragan this weekend in both of our home state of Georgia," said Ron Thames, president and chief executive officer, FireAde. "David is always a fan favorite at Atlanta Motor Speedway and we'll have plenty of fans watching the FireAde Ford Mustang. This relationship will also allow fans to learn more about us and the products we offer to keep their families safe at home."
FireAde will also be a major associate sponsor of Ragan at select races through the season and an associate sponsor of the team throughout the year.
"Being a Georgia native, it's always exciting to have a local company join our program," Ragan said. "Ron and his staff at FireAde are great people. We're really growing at Front Row Motorsports and it was a good time for him to join our team. I am thankful for the partnership."
The No. 38 FireAde Ford Mustang will first hit the track this Friday, February 22 for practice and qualifying. The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 will air Sunday, February 24 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX.
For more information about FireAde, visit FireAde.com.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields three full-time entries - the No. 34 of Michael McDowell, the No. 36 of Matt Tifft and the No. 38 of David Ragan - from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team's partnership base includes CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Ford Performance, Love's Travel Stops, Select Blinds, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Surface and Speedco. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
Front Row Motorsports Contacts:
Media and Public Relations Manager, Front Row Motorsports
Media and Public Relations Manager, David Ragan
CITGARD to Help Power Team Throughout 2019
MOORESVILE, N.C. (February 12, 2019) - Front Row Motorsports (FRM) today announced an expanded partnership with CITGO® Petroleum Corporation and its CITGARD® brand that began last season with David Ragan and the No. 38 team.
The CITGARD brand is the primary sponsor on the No. 38 Ford Mustang throughout this season. Ragan will carry the CITGARD colors at the events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March, Michigan International Speedway in June and the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course in September. The brand will also be featured as an associate sponsor all season.
CITGARD began its partnership last season with FRM at Darlington Raceway, paying tribute to Dale Jarrett during the annual "Throwback Weekend" with a red and white scheme. The popular feedback from race fans and success of the program led to the increased commitment with FRM and Ragan this season.
"Everyone at the Front Row Motorsports organization and David Ragan worked hard to ensure that we had a wonderful experience and that our program was a success for us last year," said Brian Paulson, CITGO General Manager Lubricants. "In return, our customers and fans were thrilled and now we're proud to increase our partnership with David and the team this season."
CITGARD heavy duty engine oils are next generation oils formulated with proprietary additive technology that protects engines from running at higher temperatures and fuel injection pressures, while meeting tighter wear limits and lower emission requirements. The Front Row Motorsports transporters rely on CITGARD throughout the season.
"It's great to have CITGARD return to our program this season," said Ragan. "As a team that travels thousands of miles from race to race, you need reliable, heavy-duty engine lubricants to ensure we get to the track and back home. I'm glad that we have the best. I want to thank everyone at CITGO for stepping up and helping us improve our race program."
Fritz Sports & Event Enterprises will again oversee the partnership.
"I want to thank everyone at Front Row Motorsports and David Ragan for their support of CITGARD," said CEO Doug Fritz. "This is a great partnership and we're proud to have an increased presence of CITGARD on the track this season."
CITGARD Synthetic Blend Engine Oils deliver the performance needed for newer engine designs while improving performance in older engines. Engineered with proprietary additive technology that protects engines running at higher operating temperatures and higher fuel injection pressures, while meeting tighter wear limits and lower emission requirements. CITGARD 700 is a new generation of engine oils that support the Phase II fuel efficiency standards which are driving the need for even more fuel efficient heavy duty engine oils combined with excellent wear protection and engine durability.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields three full-time entries - the No. 34 of Michael McDowell, the No. 36 of Matt Tifft and the No. 38 of David Ragan - from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team's partnership base includes CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Ford Performance, Love's Travel Stops, Select Blinds and Speedco. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
About Fritz Sports & Event Enterprises
Fritz Sports & Event Enterprises is a sports marketing and event management business specializing in sports and event sponsorship marketing and activation, brand development, as well as event management.
MOORESVILE, N.C. (February 5, 2019) – Front Row Motorsports (FRM) today announced a new season-long partnership with SelectBlinds.com, the leading online retailer of custom window coverings, that will begin on NASCAR’s biggest stage, the Daytona 500.
SelectBlinds.com will be the primary sponsor of David Ragan and the No. 38 Ford Mustang beginning this weekend in Daytona Beach and will be Ragan’s primary sponsor during the “TicketGuardian 500” at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, the prestigious “Coca-Cola 600” at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the “South Point 400” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway later this year. The company will be an associate sponsor all season.
The partnership with SelectBlinds.com began after Rick Steele, co-founder and CMO, recently purchased a No. 38 Shriners Hospitals for Children Ford from Ragan and the team at the Barrett-Jackson auto auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. to support the children’s hospital. Steele has since begun a relationship with Ragan, leading to the sponsorship that will introduce SeletBlinds.com to the millions of NASCAR fans.
SelectBlinds.com is the online home for all your window covering needs. The company offers child-safe cordless blinds to prevent injury along with a wide variety of blinds and shades for your home or business. Their online home makes it easy, affordable and secure for fans to purchase new window coverings. They are excited to enter the sport and introduce their products.
“You really can’t find more passionate and dedicated people than NASCAR race fans,” said Steele. “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Front Row Motorsports and David Ragan to introduce our products to them. Meeting David, his values align with ours. He puts family first and thinks of others, too. This is going to be a great partnership and we can’t wait to start at Daytona.”
Ragan is ready to return to Daytona where he has one win and three Top-Five finishes. He is thankful for SelectBlinds.com for coming on board and has enjoyed getting to know their team.
“Rick and the team at SelectBlinds.com have been great to work with,” said Ragan. “They have really stepped up in a big way to support our race team and they’ll make a big impact at the Daytona 500. It makes me excited to get to Daytona, kick off our season, and have a great run with them. I’m looking forward to it.”
The No. 38 SelectBlinds.com Ford Mustang will make its race debut at the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. The Daytona 500 is scheduled for Sunday, February 17. The race will be televised live on FOX at 2:30 p.m. ET and broadcasted on the Motor Racing Network and SIRIUS/XM NASCAR radio.
About Select Blinds
Phoenix-based SelectBlinds.com is a leading online provider of custom window coverings. Established in 2003, the company has more than 2 million customers. SelectBlinds.com is dedicated to offering blinds and shades with all the safety and efficiency features consumers need at competitive prices. With a focus on safety and style, the company became the first custom window covering provider in North America to offer all of their products with a cordless option on March 31, 2016. The company was recently recognized by Harvard University/Harvard Business School with the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award for working to transform the window covering industry to cordless.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields three full-time entries – the No. 34 of Michael McDowell, the No. 36 of Matt Tifft and the No. 38 of David Ragan – from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team's partnership base includes Ford Performance, Love's Travel Stops and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
Front Row Motorsports Contact:
Media and Public Relations Manager
Team FRM PR