Insurer reveals new look of the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion for Next Season and
COLUMBUS, Ga., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL)
unveiled its sleek new look for Roush Fenway Racing's No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion
driven by NASCAR veteran Carl Edwards. Beginning next season, Edwards, who
has a multi-year primary sponsorship with Aflac, will race in one of the most
formidable-looking cars in 2009. With the main color jet black and the
secondary colors shades of green and blue, this ride will be hard to miss --
even at speeds of 200 mph. Aflac revealed the new color scheme during a
circuit stop in Indiana with Edwards present.
"Aflac is excited about its sponsorship of the Number 99 and Carl Edwards,
and we wanted to make sure that showed through with the car design in 2009,"
said Paul S. Amos II, president, Aflac; COO, U.S. Operations. "The new paint
scheme exudes tremendous energy, speed and stealth, and showcases the Aflac
Duck and signature feather design. We anticipate the new design to be a
"I am so excited to be racing with the Aflac Duck for many more races,"
said Edwards, a three-time winner this season and No. 4 in points in the
Sprint Cup Series. "Black is an intimidating color; it will be hard to miss us
on the track. The Aflac Duck and I look forward to bringing the checkered flag
home in style many times over the next few seasons in the new car."
"We are thrilled to be more involved with Aflac for several more years,"
added Jack Roush, Roush Fenway Racing team owner. "It is exciting to be
associated with a sponsor who loves the sport as much as we do and actively
participates in their sponsorship. They have been an outstanding sponsor and
we're pleased that Aflac will be a bigger part of our team. Seeing the new
paint scheme gets me fired up for next season, and I look forward to seeing it
in Victory Lane often."
The new paint scheme will debut in February 2009 at Daytona International
Speedway. For more information, including images of the new paint scheme,
please visit www.AflacRacing.com.
Racing fans can visit www.AflacRacing.com for exclusive videos, track
analysis, promotions, screen savers and other features. Racing fans can also
watch Edwards and the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion at the following upcoming
July 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Aug. 31 at Auto Club Speedway
Oct. 11 at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Aflac is an official sponsor of NASCAR and the official supplemental
insurance company for Carl Edwards and Roush Fenway Racing. In 2007, Aflac
became an official sponsor of Roush Fenway Racing and NASCAR, sponsoring four
drivers for eight races. In 2008, Aflac continued its sponsorship, but chose
to run exclusively with Edwards and have already taken home one checkered
flag. With Edwards' personal focus on health and wellness coupled with Aflac's
ability to pay cash benefits promptly to help policyholders with bills, this
expanded relationship promises to be a win on and off the track. Some of
Aflac's insurance policies provide a Wellness Benefit for routine covered
examinations and other preventive tests, such as screenings for different
illnesses and conditions.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the
opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting
medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of
guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one
insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan.
Our insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for seven years and in Fortune magazine's list of the
100 Best Companies to Work For in America for ten consecutive years. Aflac has
also been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's listing of the Top
50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's listing of the 100
Best Companies for Working Mothers. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500
company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find
out more about Aflac, visit www.aflac.com.
About Roush Fenway Racing:
Roush Fenway Racing operates 13 full-time motorsports teams, five in
NASCAR Sprint Cup with drivers Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle, Carl
Edwards and David Ragan; four in the Nationwide Series with Kenseth, Biffle,
Edwards, McMurray, Ragan, Erik Darnell and Colin Braun; three in the Craftsman
Truck Series with Darnell, Braun and Joey Clanton; and one in the ARCA RE/MAX
Series with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. For more information on any of the Roush
Fenway Racing teams, log onto www.RoushFenway.com.
SOURCE Aflac Incorporated
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