Sprint Cup No. 44 Team News

May 20, 2015

Twisted Tea Adds Races with Hornish and No. 9 Team

Twisted Tea Adds Races with Hornish and No. 9 Team


 Joins Team for Upcoming Charlotte & Dover Sprint Cup Events

\r\n \r\n\r\nMOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 20, 2015) – After serving as the primary sponsor of the No. 9 Ford Fusion team for select races beginning in 2014, Twisted Tea Brewing Company has once again increased their partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) by adding two additional races to their 2015 schedule. The Twisted Tea colors will return to the No. 9 Ford beginning this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Coca-Cola 600 and the following weekend at Dover International Speedway for the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nIt was announced earlier this year that the hard iced tea company will serve as the primary sponsor for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in July. They also opened the season as the primary sponsor during Hornish’s debut with RPM.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n“We’ve received a strong response from our drinkers and NASCAR fans regarding our relationship with Richard Petty Motorsports and Sam Hornish Jr.,” said Robert Vail, member of the Twisted Tea team. “The Coca-Cola 600 falls on a unique weekend when we take time to honor our nation’s military and those that serve. It also happens to be one of the biggest weekends for motorsports and the unofficial kick-off of summer. It will be great to have the Twisted Tea colors back on the No. 9 car this weekend as well as next weekend at Dover.”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nHornish is looking forward to adorning the yellow and blue paint scheme again in 2015.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n“I think it’s great that we’ll have Twisted Tea with us for two more races this year,” said Hornish. “They’re a fun brand and a great partner for our team. They’ve given us a tremendous amount of support. We had a strong run the last time they were on our car for the Daytona 500 and I think we can do that again these next two races.”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nLive coverage of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway will air at 6 p.m. ET on FOX. Coverage for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway will air at 1 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAbout Twisted Tea\r\n\r\nTwisted Tea Brewing Company was founded in 2001 on the twisted promise that a hard iced tea should taste like real iced tea. Since 2001, our Tea brewmasters (yes, their job is as cool as it sounds) have been committed to brewing a hard iced tea that not only tastes like real iced tea but also delivers an incredibly smooth and refreshing drinking experience.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAbout Richard Petty Motorsports\r\n\r\nA performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by\r\n\r\nNASCAR 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, Strike Ten Entertainment and Fresh From Florida, and Sam Hornish, Jr. drives the No. 9 machine with primary partner Twisted Tea. 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.\r\n\r\n \r\n