Aflac Partners With Roush Fenway

    With a successful acting career in television commercials and even movies, the Aflac Duck has added yet another role to its already impressive repertoire - race-car driving.

    Aflac Incorporated today announced that it is partnering with Roush Fenway Racing to sponsor eight NASCAR NEXTEL Cup and Busch Series races in the 2007 season.

    Greg Biffle will drive the No. 16 Aflac Ford for its debut at the NEXTEL Cup race on July 1 at New Hampshire International Speedway for a total of four races. Aflac is also sponsoring four Busch Series races with drivers Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Jamie McMurray.

    "We look forward to working with a world-class team like Roush Fenway Racing to bring the Aflac brand closer to NASCAR fans," said Paul S. Amos II, president, Aflac; COO, U.S. Operations. "In addition to uniting with another great brand and working with these exciting drivers, this sponsorship will be a useful platform to build additional awareness of how our products can help consumers in their quest to balance everyday living expenses with out-of-pocket health care costs not covered by their existing major medical insurance."

    Aflac's Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Jeff Herbert added: "We believe the marketing opportunities that will result as a part of our sponsorship with this great motorsports leader will help grow our business and reach our broad consumer base."

    "I am extremely excited to work with Aflac, with its reputation as a solid, strong business leader and innovative company," said Jack Roush, Roush Fenway Racing team owner. "Aflac is a welcome addition to our team, and to racing."

    "Aflac is certainly a household name, whether people are familiar with their service or just their commercials," added NASCAR Driver Biffle. "I've been fortunate to have several high profile national sponsors - and now Aflac - that the average race fan is familiar with and has likely had a good experience with their service or product. I know Aflac has been involved with the NASCAR broadcasts but I am excited to debut their paint scheme at New Hampshire next month."

    Greg Biffle - No. 16 Aflac Ford, NEXTEL Cup Series
  • July 1, New Hampshire International Speedway
  • July 15, Chicagoland Speedway
  • Sept. 2, California Speedway
  • Sept. 30, Kansas Speedway

    Carl Edwards - No. 60 Aflac Ford, Busch Series
  • July 6, Daytona International Speedway

    Matt Kenseth - No. 17 Aflac Ford, Busch Series
  • Aug. 11, Watkins Glen International

    Jamie McMurray - No. 26 Aflac Ford, Busch Series
  • Aug. 24, Bristol Motor Speedway
  • Sept. 7, Richmond International Raceway

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