ROUSH Performance Distractor Face Contest Lets Fans Choose Hood Design For Wallace’s Chicago Car
CONCORD, N.C. (June 11, 2015) – The ROUSH Performance Distractor Face contest will allow NASCAR fans to decide on a unique design for Bubba Wallace’s No. 6 Ford Mustang at Chicagoland Speedway on June 20. Fans will vote through social media hashtags to determine which of the FOX broadcast team will appear on Wallace’s hood. Voters can choose between Danielle Trotta, Larry McReynolds and Jeff Hammond to adorn the hood of Wallace’s ROUSH Performance car.
Wallace currently sits fifth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series points with 399. His strong rookie season has produced one top-five finish, four top-tens and one pole award.
Trotta, McReynolds and Hammond previously appeared in Bubba Wallace’s “Midnight Run” promotional video, which debuted on FOX Sports 1’s NASCAR Race Hub program.
“It’s awesome that we’re including the ROUSH Performance Distractor Face in our paint scheme for the upcoming race at Chicagoland Speedway,” said Wallace. “When I heard about this opportunity, the first thought that came to mind was ‘well, whose face do we put on the car?’ Coming off the launch of Bubba Wallace: Midnight Run, we thought it’d be a great idea to offer the spot to Fox Sports 1’s Danielle Trotta, Larry McReynolds and Jeff Hammond. It’ll be interesting to see who the fans pick. And who knows, with their help, maybe we’ll get us a win!”
The ROUSH Performance Distractor Face originated in 2012, when fans submitted photos of their own faces for a chance to appear on the rear bumper of Jack Roush Jr.’s No. 61 car in the Grand-Am series. The trend quickly spread across online racing communities, with fans attempting to come up with their favorite designs to distract the competition.
“We first announced the idea of the ROUSH Distractor Face on my road racing car at Mid-Ohio back in 2012,” said Jack Roush Jr. “It’s awesome to see it now make its way into NASCAR on Bubba’s hood! It should make for a great show.”
Voting for the contest will close on June 17. Voting totals will be collected through hashtag use across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Fans can vote for their favorite design by including the hashtags #DistractorDanielle, #DistractorLarry or #DistractorJeff in posts.
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, Elliott Sadler, Ryan Reed, Chris Buescher and Bubba Wallace. Now in its 28th 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.
ROUSH Performance, based in Livonia, Michigan, USA, is the industry leader in integrating track-tested racing technologies into a new vehicle for street legal drivability. ROUSH Performance (www.roushperformance.com), founded by American Motorsports legend Jack Roush, Sr. in 1995, has been designing and engineering high quality performance vehicles for over twenty years.