Twisted Tea Comes on Board with Ambrose for NASCAR’s Longest Event
by Official Release On Wed, May. 21, 2014
First Primary for New Partner Since Joining Team in 2014
This weekend the No. 9 Ford will have a slightly twisted look. One of Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) newest partners, Twisted Tea Brewing Company, will be the primary partner on the No. 9 Ford driven by Marcos Ambrose in this Sunday’s 600-mile feature at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Twisted Tea joined the team for the 2014 season and is now a season-long associate sponsor for Ambrose and the No. 9 team. They have also stepped up to sponsor one of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crown jewel events, the 600. In addition, Twisted Tea will serve as a primary sponsor of the team at Dover International Speedway during the fall race event. Founded in 2001, Twisted Tea Brewing Company offers hard iced tea in eight flavors all brewed to taste like real ice tea.
Ambrose will be making his 11th start at the mile-and-a-half speedway located just a few short miles from RPM. The Aussie has three Top-10s, including one Top-Five finish at the track. His best finish is fifth in 2011, but hopes to better that with his new sponsor on Sunday.
This weekend @MarcosAmbrose is proud to welcome @TwistedTea to the No. 9 as a primary sponsor.
With different colors, @Marcos Ambrose #9 Fan Page heads to @Charlotte Motor Speedway with @Twisted Tea on the No. 9 this weekend.
“It’s great to see Twisted Tea increase their involvement with our race team, especially becoming a primary sponsor for such a big event. To have these guys increase their involvement on the car, both as a season-long associate and a two race primary, is a big deal for us. We’re trying to improve as an organization and we can’t do it without their commitment. We have done a few appearances for Twisted Tea since the beginning of the race season & have met a lot of cool fans in different race markets. It’s exciting to see their support and we want to make it count.
“We really want to give them a good run Sunday. This 600-mile race can be real twisted, with the track conditions changing as the race goes from day to night. The big challenge is adapting to the track which is real sensitive to temperature. It’s the perfect race to enjoy some Twisted Tea with friends and family. Hopefully we’ll give everyone something to cheer for.”
No. 9 Twisted Tea Ford
A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneurs Andrew Murstein and Douglas Bergeron, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields two teams in competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Aric Almirola pilots the famous No. 43 Ford Fusion with primary partners Smithfield Foods, U.S. Air Force, STP, Strike Ten Entertainment and Fresh From Florida, and Marcos Ambrose drives the No. 9 machine with primary partners STANLEY, DEWALT, Mac Tools and Twisted Tea. In addition, Dakoda Armstrong wheels the No. 43 WinField Ford Mustang full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The team is headquartered in Concord, N.C.