-Father’s Day race sure to retain title as fastest on NASCAR’s schedule –
DETROIT, January 31, 2013 – Quicken Loans Inc, the nation’s third largest mortgage lender, today announced it has again partnered with Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, Michigan, to sponsor the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, June 16.
Detroit-based Quicken Loans was a sponsor of the same race in 2012, which saw driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. break his 143-race winless streak.
“Last year’s race was extremely exciting, and I know a lot of fans were thrilled to see Dale Jr. bring home the Quicken Loans 400 trophy,” said Jay Farner, President and Chief Marketing Officer for Quicken Loans. “We look forward to another exciting race this year at NASCAR’s fastest track.”
Along with its renewed sponsorship of the Quicken Loans 400, Quicken Loans is the primary sponsor of Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 39 team and driver Ryan Newman for 18 Sprint Cup races, and an associate sponsor for the remainder of the season. The company also serves as an associate sponsor of three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and Sprint Cup rookie-of-the-year candidate Danica Patrick, both of whom are teammates with Newman at Stewart-Haas Racing.
“As the nation’s largest online mortgage lender, helping families meet their home financing needs is our top priority. With the Quicken Loans 400 being held on Father’s Day again this year, we are excited to also help bring families together to celebrate at the track while watching a great race,” Farner added.
Newman, who has two Sprint Cup wins and two NASCAR Nationwide Series wins at MIS and calls MIS his home track, is looking forward to driving in his sponsor’s race again this year.
“Michigan International Speedway is always a track I circle on the calendar,” Newman said. “That it’s the Quicken Loans 400 makes it even more special. Between the speeds we have at the track and these new Gen-6 cars, I think the racing will be fantastic. Plus, you know I’ll be pushing hard to bring that QL trophy home, especially since it’s in Quicken Loans’ backyard.”
Race fans can keep up-to-speed with all aspects of the race from Quicken Loans racing at www.quickenloansracing.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/quickenloansracing and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/quickenloans. Fans also can connect with MIS via Twitter @MISpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MISpeedway.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets for the Quicken Loans 400 on June 16 are available for as low as $25. Visit MISpeedway.com or call the MIS ticket hotline at 800-354-1010 today to take advantage of great pricing for 2013 events at MIS. The ticket office is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
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About Quicken Loans Inc.
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online home lender and the country’s third largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed a record $70 billion of volume across all 50 states in 2012. Quicken Loans generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, 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, 2011 and 2012.
Quicken Loans has ranked among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE Magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 10 consecutive years. It ranked in the top-15 of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work In Technology” for eight years in a row, ranking in the top-5 in 2012. The company recently moved its headquarters and more than 7,000 of its 8,000-plus team members to downtown Detroit. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit quickenloans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at facebook.com/QuickenLoans.
About Michigan International Speedway
Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike.
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