Richard Petty Motorsports Ready to Race Into Chase with and DraftKings

Companies to Sponsor No. 9 Ford Fusion Team and Sam Hornish Jr.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 8, 2015) – Anticipation is high for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway this weekend. Saturday night’s short track feature will lock in the 16 drivers who will compete for The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. With it all on the line, Sam Hornish Jr. and the Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) No. 9 team will be ready to do everything possible to win.

Hornish and the team will have plenty of support from two RPM partners; and DraftKings will adorn the No. 9 Ford and serve as primary partners at Richmond. The two companies know that Saturday’s night race will be watched by millions across the country.

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“There is so much energy and attention on this race, it’s a night that you want to be a part of,” said Tom Martino, President of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America. “We can connect with so many race fans and drive them to and into our 3,500 bowling centers across this great country. Partnering with Richard Petty Motorsports and Sam Hornish Jr. allows us to be a part of a great day and hopefully we end the night with a win.”

“Richmond is a premier race night on the NASCAR schedule, and we are beyond excited to play a significant role in the race with Richard Petty Motorsports, Sam Hornish Jr. and the No. 9 team,” said Jeremy Elbaum, Vice President of Business Development for DraftKings. “It’s the last race of the regular season, and teams will be vying for the last spot in The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. It will be an amazing night for the sport and exactly why DraftKings wants to be involved.”

No. 9 Ford is the portal to all things bowling. The website provides information on bowling centers, events and more for every type of bowler, novice or expert. As one of the leaders in the online fantasy gaming space, DraftKings, “The Official Daily Fantasy Game of NASCAR,” has partnered with RPM for the 2015 season in various sponsorship capacities.

RPM is happy to have and DraftKings support the team this weekend.

“We couldn’t be happier to have and DraftKings continue their commitment with Richard Petty Motorsports,” said Mike Hargrave, Executive Vice President and CMO, Richard Petty Motorsports. “Saturday’s race provides them with a big stage on one of NASCAR’s premier nights. We’re looking forward to bringing their brands to the passionate NASCAR fan base this week.”

Hornish, a sports fan and casual bowler, is also looking forward to hosting and DraftKings at Richmond.

“The night race at Richmond is a great race to host and DraftKings,” said Hornish. “The energy is intense, and the competition is as fierce as any race. and DraftKings are both fun partners with RPM. DraftKings is a new and exciting way for NASCAR fans to interact with its free NASCAR fantasy league and bowling is a fun and competitive pastime that my family and I enjoy. I’m happy for the opportunity to represent and DraftKings at Richmond this weekend.”

The last race before The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Richmond will kick off under the lights on Saturday, September 12. Live coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

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About Richard Petty Motorsports
A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneur Andrew Murstein, 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 and Fresh From Florida, and Sam Hornish Jr. drives the No. 9 machine with primary partners Medallion Bank and Twisted Tea. In addition, Dakoda Armstrong wheels the No. 43 WinField Ford Mustang full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.

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