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R&L Carriers Join Roush Racing

National Trucking Company will sponsor No. 17 Ford Fusion

Matt Kenseth
Matt Kenseth
JANUARY 9, 2006 - CONCORD, N.C. – One of the nation’s leaders in the trucking industry, R+L Carriers has joined Roush Racing as a full-time associate sponsor on the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion team and driver, Matt Kenseth for the 2006 NEXTEL Cup season.

Based out of Wilmington, Ohio, R+L Carriers is a family owned and operated company that with 40 years of committed service to their customers, has grown to be one of today’s leaders in the Less than Truckload (LTL) industry. With nearly 10,000 employees, R+L Carriers Inc. currently services 47 states, as well as Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and all of Canada. With future expansions already in progress, R+L Carriers will cover the remaining states, (Washington, Oregon, and California) by year 2007.

In addition to becoming a full-time associate sponsor, R+L Carriers will become the primary sponsor for the No. 17 Ford in three NEXTEL Cup events in 2006 beginning with the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in May, then again at Daytona International Speedway in July and Martinsville Speedway in October.

"We are pleased to be working with R+ L Carriers on the No. 17 Nextel Cup car this season," said Jack Roush, owner of Roush Racing. "We understand the importance of getting where you need to go safely and timely, as we are in the business of doing that on a weekly basis. R+ L Carriers is a leader in their industry and it seems only natural that they would team with Matt Kenseth and Robbie Reiser on the No. 17 Ford Fusion, as they have been at the top of the NASCAR game for some time now."

This marks the second foray into auto racing for R+L Carriers, who in 1997 sponsored a car in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series.

“R+L Carriers is proud and very excited to join the winning teams of Roush Racing and DEWALT for the 2006 NEXTEL Cup campaign,” said President of R+L Carriers, Tom Cavellier. “We feel the two organizations are similar to R+L Carriers philosophy which ultimately represents hard work, dedication, and continued commitment to be the leader in their respective industries.”


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