Roush Fenway and NESN “Fuel” Up for New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.C. (July 12, 2016) –NESN Fuel, a new website covering all things automotive, is set to be the primary sponsor of Greg Biffle’s No. 16 Ford this weekend when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolls into Loudon for the New Hampshire 301 on July 17.
“It’s really exciting to have NESN Fuel on the car next weekend for the Loudon race,” said Biffle, who posted a Sprint Cup Series win at the magic mile of Loudon in 2008. “New England fans are passionate about their sports and NESN knows how to deliver. Having them on my No. 16 Ford, along with the Red Sox and Bruins logos, is definitely exciting.”
“We had a really strong run last week in Kentucky,” added Biffle. “We’ve made gains at Roush Fenway with our cars and handling and it would be great to be able to get the NESN Fuel Ford into victory lane, especially in front of their hometown crowd.”
This will not be the first time that NESN and Roush Fenway have teamed up at New Hampshire. In 2011, Daytona 500 Winner Trevor Bayne piloted a NESN Ford Mustang in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at New Hampshire and in 2014, Greg Biffle drove a NESN 30th Anniversary Ford Fusion at the one-mile track.
“NESN Fuel is proud to sponsor the RFR Ford Fusion this Sunday,” said Sean McGrail, NESN President and CEO. “There’s incredible enthusiasm for our new NESNfuel.com web site and we’re hoping for an exciting finish for Greg.”
NESN Fuel is the car enthusiast’s online home for everything automotive, featuring written and video content on an array of car related topics including consumer car information, auto racing, car culture and entertainment.
Roush Fenway Racing is the winningest team in the NASCAR garage – with 324 total NASCAR victories – and Biffle is its longest-tenured driver. Biffle has 19 Cup wins, and won the Camping World Truck Series championship in 2000 and the Xfinity Series championship in 2002.
In addition, NESN Fuel and RFR will host Boston Bruins players Frank Vatrano and Noel Acciari on Sunday at the track. Both players have New England roots; Vatrano is a native of East Longmeadow, Mass., and played at UMass, while Acciari was born in Johnston, R.I., and won a national tile at Providence College.
About Roush Fenway Racing: Roush Fenway Racing is the winningest team in NASCAR history, fielding multiple teams in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series competition with drivers Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Trevor Bayne, Ryan Reed, Chris Buescher and Bubba Wallace. Now in its 29th season, Roush Fenway is a leader in driver development, having launched the careers for many of the top drivers in the sport. Off-track, Roush Fenway is a leader in NASCAR marketing solutions, pioneering motorsport’s first team-focused TV show and producing multiple award-winning digital and experiential marketing campaigns. Roush Fenway is co-owned by Jack Roush, the winningest team owner in NASCAR history and Fenway Sports Group, parent company of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and English Premier League’s Liverpool F.C. Visit RoushFenway.com, circle on Google+, become a fan on Facebook and Instagram and follow on Twitter at @roushfenway.
NESN has consistently been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The network is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional 5 million homes nationally as NESN National. Forbes Magazine recently ranked NESN as the 9th Most Valuable Sports Business Brand in the World. NESN.com is one of the Top 15 sports web sites in the U.S. and recently launched NESN Fuel, an automotive enthusiast, car buyers, and racing fan website. NESN’s social responsibility program, NESN Connects, is proud to support and connect its employees with charitable organizations in our communities. NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).