JEFF BYRD 500 GETS DOSE OF NITRO: TASCA III TO START MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE FORD SHELBY MUSTANG ON START/FINISH LINE AT SPRINT CUP RACE

BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing teammates Bob Tasca III and Trevor Bayne will suit up at the same race – Tasca to participate in opening ceremonies, and Bayne to compete in the Jeff Byrd 500 at his home track, Bristol Motor Speedway.

Tasca will fire up his Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang NHRA Full Throttle Series Funny Car on the start/finish line of the legendary track Sunday morning, after a weekend of appearances at the Ford display, a pace car ride and meetings with media.

Bayne, driver of the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion, hopes to keep his team’s momentum alive after winning the Daytona 500 for the Wood Brothers just a day after his 20th birthday last month.

“When they see one of these cars start up right before the race, and we hit the throttle two or three times, that’s when people are really blown away with just how much horsepower we are making out of these Ford engines,” said Tasca, who will also take a ride around the world’s fastest half-mile on Sunday. “Not too many people realize how much these nitro Ford engines produce, and when you’re standing right next to it and we hit the throttle, you really can feel just how much power is there.

“It’s always great to go to a NASCAR event and spread the gospel about our sport, and share what we do with people who don’t know much about drag racing,”

Tasca and the NHRA Full Throttle Series come to Bristol Dragway Father’s Day Weekend, June 17-19, 2011 for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, presented by Tri-Cities area Area Ford Dealers.

Tickets are available now, at 1-866-415-4158 or online at Ticketmaster.com.

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Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 163,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.com.

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