DISH Network Joins Roush Racing
December 11, 2006 | 3:31 A.M. EST
DISH Network will have a team representative in all 35 Busch Races in 2007, alternating between four Roush Busch teams. Greg Biffle will drive the No. 16 DISH Network Ford Fusion in five NEXTEL Cup races in 2007, the first of which will be at Pocono Raceway in June. When DISH Network is not featured as a primary sponsor, they will appear on each NEXTEL Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck Series entry as an associate sponsor.
An array of drivers from each Roush team will form the "DISH All-Stars." Driving for DISH Network in 2007 as part of the "All-Star" team will be Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, Todd Kluever, Danny O'Quinn, Jr., Erik Darnell and Michel Jourdain, Jr.
Mark Martin will kick off the season for DISH Network in the February Daytona Busch race. Martin will be behind the wheel of the DISH Network Ford Fusion twice in 2007, the second of which will be the spring Texas race. The remaining "DISH All-Stars" will split time behind the wheel throughout the season.
"We are proud to have DISH Network on board with us for next year," said team owner Jack Roush. "Having them involved as a primary sponsor in our Busch Series programs is a real honor and hopefully we will put them in victory lane several times throughout the season. On behalf of everyone at Roush Racing, I'd like to welcome DISH Network to our team."