CONCORD, N.C. (August 24, 2016) – Roush Fenway Racing is announcing a multi-race partnership with Leidos, a global science and technology solutions company. As part of its entry into NASCAR, Leidos will serve as a primary partner for NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) driver Bubba Wallace and the No. 6 team.
“We are thrilled to have Leidos on board,” said Wallace who is coming off a seventh-place finish at Bristol. “It’s an awesome company that shares our vision of excellence and dedication to high performance. We are honored to represent a company of its caliber and have them featured on our car as we make what we hope will be a strong run during the Chase.”
Leidos will serve as the primary partner for Wallace in NXS races at Dover (Oct. 1), Charlotte (Oct. 7), Kansas (Oct. 15) and Texas (Nov. 5), as the team looks to make a deep run into the inaugural XFINITY Series Chase for the championship. Wallace is currently ninth in the NXS point standings, with three top-five finishes and seven top 10s.
“Teaming with Roush Fenway Racing and Bubba gives us the opportunity to share the Leidos story with 80 million NASCAR fans,” said Roger Krone, Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We share a passion for engineering breakthroughs with Roush Fenway Racing, which makes this a natural fit for our organization.
The Leidos Ford Mustang makes its debut Oct. 1 at the “Monster Mile” of Dover International Speedway, where Wallace finished second in the Spring and has led a career-high 52 laps.
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.
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.