U.S. Cellular Extends Its Iowa Speedway Sponsorship Through 2019
Gaughan Returns to Drive No. 62 U.S. Cellular Chevy Camaro;
U.S. Cellular 250 Honorary Starter Sweepstakes Launches June 19
NEWTON, IOWA, June 19, 2017 - U.S. Cellular has extended its sponsorship agreement with Iowa Speedway through 2019. The wireless provider has served as the U.S. Cellular 250 title sponsor since 2009 and has been the Newton track’s official wireless partner since ’06.
"U.S. Cellular has proudly said ‘drivers…start your engines!’ to kick off the previous eight U.S. Cellular 250 races at Newton’s fast 7/8-mile oval, and we are excited to extend our title sponsorship," said Mike Adams, U.S. Cellular’s director of sales for Iowa and Nebraska. "At U.S. Cellular, we strive to build a connection with our communities that extends beyond our business by supporting community events that enhance the neighborhoods where we live and work. We look forward to another exciting season of Iowa Speedway events."
The U.S. Cellular car also returns to Iowa Speedway this summer with a familiar face. Brendan Gaughan will again race Richard Childress Racing’s No. 62 U.S. Cellular Chevy Camaro during the July 29 NASCAR XFINITY Series U.S. Cellular 250 presented by American Ethanol. Gaughan’s car also will carry U.S. Cellular’s sponsorship during the June 28 American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway.
Gaughan finished 12th in last year’s driver standings to earn a berth in the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoffs. The 41-year-old Las Vegas native posted a career-high 16 XFINITY Series top 10 finishes in 2016.
"I am looking forward to having U.S. Cellular on board again this summer," Gaughan said. "To work with a company so engrained in NASCAR is a real honor. I hope we can bring the U.S. Cellular Chevrolet to victory lane. I can’t wait to get to Iowa Speedway for the U.S. Cellular 250."
Have you ever wanted to start a NASCAR race? The U.S. Cellular 250 Honorary Starter Sweepstakes runs from June 19 to July 14. The sweepstakes will provide one winner and three guests with a behind-the-scenes look at the Iowa Speedway race. The winner will have the opportunity to serve as the Honorary Starter to the U.S. Cellular 250, plus receive four Newton Club tickets, four VIP passes and a parking pass.
To enter, fans can text ‘USC250’ to 88572*. There is a limit of one entry per person. The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of Iowa who were 18 and older and U.S. Cellular customers as of June 18, 2017. No purchase is required to enter, and a winner will be chosen mid-July in accordance with the Official Rules. For complete details and alternate methods of entry go to http://bit.ly/USC250Rules.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don’t and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
About Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing (rcrracing.com) is a renowned, performance-driven racing, marketing and manufacturing organization. RCR has earned more than 200 victories and 17 championships, including six in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Its 2017 Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR champion and 2017 Coca-Cola 600 winner Austin Dillon (No. 3 Dow/American Ethanol/AAA Chevrolet), 2011 Brickyard 400 champion Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet) and 2008 Daytona 500 champion and 2013 Brickyard 400 winner Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar/Grainger/VELVEETA Shells & Cheese/Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Chevrolet). Its XFINITY Series program includes a multi-driver lineup with Austin Dillon, Ben Kennedy and Paul Menard (No. 2 Rheem/Menards Chevrolet), a multi-driver lineup with Ty Dillon, Scott Lagasse Jr. and others (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Rheem/Red Kap/Advil/Nexium 24HR® Chevrolet), Daniel Hemric (No. 21 Blue Gate Bank/Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff/Alsco Chevrolet) Brandon Jones (No. 33 Menards/Nexteer/Anderson’s Maple Syrup/Rain-X Chevrolet) and Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino/U.S. Cellular Chevrolet).
For more information, contact:
Kevin Schuster, Public Relations Counsel
Katie Frey, U.S. Cellular