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Sprint Cup No. 44 Team News

May 16, 2015

Fans, Hornish and SHOP.COM Send 10 Campers to Victory Junction

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Fans, Hornish and SHOP.COM Send 10 Campers to Victory Junction

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Through Sprint Fan Vote Campaign, SHOP.COM Donates $25,000 to Camp for Children

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CONCORD, N.C. (May 15, 2015) – Sam Hornish Jr. and the No. 9 SHOP.COM/Victory Junction  Ford team put in a great effort during Friday night’s Sprint Showdown with a 14th-place finish in the first 20-lap segment and a fourth-place finish in the second 20-lap segment.  Hornish was one of the fastest cars in the second segement.

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Although Hornish and the No. 9 SHOP.COM/Victory Junction Ford team did not find Victory Lane, they still leave Charlotte Motor Speedway as winners.

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Earlier this month, Richard Petty Motorsports partner SHOP.COM announced a campaign surrounding the Sprint Fan Vote and Hornish. For every Sprint Fan Vote that Hornish received, SHOP.COM donated $5 to Victory Junction and $10 for every shared vote on Facebook and Twitter up to $25,000.

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Through the support of SHOP.COM and the NASCAR community, Hornish received enough fan votes to reach the $25,000 goal to send 10 campers to Victory Junction.

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“It’s incredible to see what the NASCAR community is capable of,” said Hornish. “SHOP.COM helped us put together this incredible campaign to benefit Victory Junction and the support has been tremendous. Thank you to SHOP.COM and all of the fans who got behind this.  Because of you, we’ll be able to greatly impact the lives of 10 families.”

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“Our car was a little too tight in the center for that first 20-laps, but we were able to come down pit road during the break and the adjustments we made really seemed to help. Our No. 9 SHOP.COM/Victory Junction Ford was a lot better at the start for the second segment. The last few weeks we’ve been doing a really good job making adjustments during the race and getting the car better and that’s what we need.”

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Richard Petty Motorsports will participate in Saturday night’s All-Star race with 2014 Daytona and Chase driver Aric Almirola behind the No. 43 Smithfield Ford. Coverage for the Sprint All-Star Race will begin with qualifying at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 16 and will air on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio and SiriusXM radio, with additional coverage on NASCAR.com.

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About SHOP.COM

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SHOP.COM is the e-commerce platform of Market America, Inc. Through SHOP.COM consumers have access to over 40 million products, including Market America exclusive brands and thousands of top retailers.  Internet Retailer ranked SHOP.COM #64 in their 2015 Top 500 Guide and the 18th fastest growing Internet Mobile Retailer. In 2015, Market America | SHOP.COM introduced the revolutionary Shopping Annuity™ enabling consumers to convert spending into earning. By combining Market America’s entrepreneurial business model with SHOP.COM’s powerful comparative shopping engine, Cashback program, Hot Deals, Shop Buddy™, social shopping integration and the new Shopping AnnuityTM, the company is changing the way people shop.  For more information visit http://www.SHOP.COM

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About Victory Junction

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To learn more about Victory Junction visit www.VictoryJunction.org

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About Richard Petty Motorsports

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A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by

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NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneur Andrew Murstein, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields two teams in competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Aric Almirola pilots the famous No. 43 Ford Fusion with primary partners Smithfield Foods, U.S. Air Force, STP and Fresh From Florida, and Sam Hornish, Jr. drives the No. 9 machine with primary partner Twisted Tea and Medallion Bank. In addition, Dakoda Armstrong wheels the No. 43 WinField Ford Mustang full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.

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