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Sprint Cup No. 44 Team News

June 21, 2016

Blue-Emu Returns to Hood of No. 44 Ford Fusion at Sonoma Raceway

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Blue-Emu, Safeway to adorn Brian Scott’s No. 44 Ford 

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in Season’s First Road Course Race

\r\nBrian Scott adds a new look to the No. 44 Ford Fusion in the team’s first road course race of the season. Blue-Emu, an over-the-counter muscle and joint cream, will be a co-primary partner with Safeway on the No. 44 Ford Fusion at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.\r\n\r\nWhile Scott will be making his debut at Sonoma Raceway, this will not be Blue-Emu’s debut as a primary partner with Richard Petty Motorsports. Blue-Emu has been an associate partner with the organization since 2014 and was featured as a primary partner last season at the Bristol night race.\r\n\r\n”The relationship we have built with the Blue-Emu brand over the past year is something we are very proud of,” said Mike Hargrave, Chief Marketing Officer and EVP of Richard Petty Motorsports. “We’re excited to continue our support of Blue-Emu to the millions of NASCAR fans who will either be in attendance at Sonoma or watching the race on the FOX Sports Network.”\r\n\r\nBlue-Emu is a product of Nutrition & Fitness, Inc. (dba / NFI Consumer Products), an innovative consumer products company that manufactures, markets and distributes the Blue-Emu line of products for muscle, joint and skin conditions as well as their recent launch, the first over the counter lidocaine pain patch: Lidocare.\r\n\r\n”Our product line was recently added by Safeway and by partnering with Richard Petty Motorsports at Sonoma, this provided us an unique way of announcing it. Given Safeway’s strength on the West Coast and Blue-Emu’s commitment to consumer focused retailer brand partnerships, this was an opportunity that could not be missed,” said Benjamin Blessing, EVP of NFI Consumer Products.\r\n\r\nScott will be competing in his first race of his NASCAR career at Sonoma Raceway this weekend. While Scott has not navigated the 1.99-mile, 12-turn road course in his career, he has found success on road courses in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, with two Top-Five and seven Top-10 finishes on road courses. Scott will look to continue that success in Sunday’s Sonoma 350, beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.\r\n

“I’m really excited to be able to add Blue-Emu to the No. 44 Ford Fusion this weekend in Sonoma,” Scott said. “Since I’ve never raced at Sonoma before, Ford Performance has been kind enough to let me practice in their state-of-the-art simulator and really help me get ready for the twelve different turns Sonoma has to offer. I know because of the nature of road course racing it will be a lot of beating and banging on our Blue-Emu/Safeway Ford Fusion, but I’m looking forward to a different style of racing than we’ve had so far this year and bringing a good finish home to Richard Petty Motorsports.”