CONCORD, N.C. – official team release — RFR photo —
Roush Fenway Racing has announced a multi-race partnership with KFC as a primary partner for Greg Biffle and his No. 16 Sprint Cup Series team during the 2016 season.
The partnership will kick off at Daytona Speedweeks and include primary placement in the famed Daytona 500 and the invitation-only Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway.
The partnership in Daytona will feature KFC’s recently launched line of smoky and crispy ‘Nashville Hot’ chicken, which comes just in time for the launch of the 2016 NASCAR season. Nashville Hot is available on KFC’s first ever tailgate platter; perfect for tailgating at events, watching sports and hosting group parties.
“It’s definitely exciting to have KFC on the car,” said Biffle. “I don’t think there is a more iconic brand out there; who didn’t grow up loving KFC? Their new spicy, smoky and crispy Nashville Hot Chicken is now available nationwide – which I am very excited about – and I can’t wait to get to Daytona, enjoy a couple of tailgate platters with the team and hopefully put the Colonel in victory lane at our biggest race of the season.”
A perennial NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase contender, Biffle has scored 55 NASCAR wins and two championships (one in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and one in the NASCAR XFINITY Series) during his celebrated career. He captured the pole for the 2004 Daytona 500 after winning the 2003 summer event at the 2.5-mile track known as the ‘World Center of Racing.’
“We are very happy to be teaming with Greg Biffle and Roush Fenway Racing and especially to partner with them for the Daytona 500,” said Kevin Hochman, the Chief Marketing Officer for KFC U.S. “Greg and Roush Fenway have a strong tradition of winning at Daytona, and we can’t think of a better way to launch our new Nashville Hot Chicken than at NASCAR’s biggest race of the season where we will be promoting the biggest thing in spicy chicken since Buffalo wings.”
In addition to looking for his second trip to victory lane at Daytona, Biffle will aim for Roush Fenway’s seventh win at Daytona in the Sprint Cup Series and its third Daytona 500 victory.
“We are proud to welcome KFC to the Roush Fenway Racing family with Greg and the No. 16 team,” said Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark. “We know they will be a great partner going forward in 2016 and look forward to a strong partnership launch as the season kicks off in Daytona.”
CREDIT: Roush Fenway Racing