– Winner to Take the Reins of Championship Race Team –
DETROIT, March 8, 2012 — Ever wondered what it would be like to be at the helm of a championship race team? That dream can be a reality thanks to the Quicken Loans “You’re The Boss” Sweepstakes running now until April 30 at www.qlracing.com. Through the sweepstakes, one lucky winner and a guest will get the opportunity to be an honorary “boss” at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) – Quicken Loans’ racing partner and home of Ryan Newman and the three-time and reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.
By visiting www.qlracing.com and entering, one winner will be flown to Kannapolis, North Carolina, home of SHR, from October 11 – 13. Over the three days, the “Boss” will:
• Experience a race weekend with the team;
• Tour the Stewart-Haas race shop;
• Receive a complete clothing makeover including SHR caps, clothes and team jackets;
• Enjoy a meal with both Newman and Stewart;
• Score a prize pack that includes a race-worn firesuit; and
• Collect $10,000 in cash.
“I’m looking forward to having a new owner around here – I sure hope they bring their checkbooks with them, we’ve got some bills to pay,” joked Stewart, who is a co-owner of SHR along with Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation. “I’ve been in this sport all of my life and never before have I seen a contest where people get to be part of a race team. This will be a lot of fun for everyone.”
In addition to the grand prize, visitors to www.qlracing.com have the opportunity to win one of 25,000 instant win prizes provided by fellow SHR team sponsor Outback Steakhouse.
“This is an absolutely amazing experience –a true once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Jay Farner, President and Chief Marketing Officer for Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest independent mortgage lender. “Quicken Loans is proud to offer a memorable weekend for two lucky people who will literally become part of the Stewart-Haas team, doing many of the same things some of the biggest names in racing do each week to prepare for a race. And, on top of that, you get paid like a race team owner, with a $10,000 pay check.”
Visitors to the site can enter daily, and are able to gain additional entries by spreading the word of the sweepstakes via Facebook and Twitter.
In 2012, Quicken Loans will be the primary sponsor of Newman’s No. 39 Chevrolet Impala for nine Sprint Cup races, and when not serving as a primary sponsor, the company will be an associate sponsor. Additionally, Quicken Loans will serve as an associate sponsor of Stewart’s No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Impala this season.
About Quicken Loans Inc:
Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online home lender and a top five retail lender. The company closed a record $30 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2011. Quicken Loans generates loan production from five web centers located in Detroit, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates in 2010 and 2011. “QuickenLoans.com” has been named “Best of the Web” by Forbes and Money magazines. The company ranked in the Top 10 of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” in 2012 and has placed among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE’s list for the past nine years. It ranked in the Top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for seven years in a row.
Quicken Loans was named #1 in the Detroit Free Press’ ‘Best Places to Work in Michigan’ List in 2010 and 2011. The company moved its headquarters and 3,700 of its more than 5,000 team members to downtown Detroit. Another 1,000 team members are expected to move to downtown Detroit in mid 2012. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit us on the web at www.quickenloans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/QuickenLoans.
About Stewart-Haas Racing:
Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owned by three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in the western world. The team fields two entries in the elite Sprint Cup Series – the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Impala for Stewart and the No. 39 U.S. Army/Quicken Loans Chevrolet Impala for 2008 Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman. Based in Kannapolis, N.C., Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 140,000-square-foot facility with more than 160 employees. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing and on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng.