|Nature Blast and SafeZorb Join Richard Petty Motorsports at Daytona 500
Two More Companies Sign with Sam Hornish and No. 9 Ford Team for Historical Attempt
|MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 6, 2015) – Two more national brands announced today they will join Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM), Sam Hornish, Jr. and the No. 9 Ford Performance team for the Daytona 500. Nature Blast and SafeZorb will serve as associate sponsors on the No. 9 and support Hornish as he looks to become only the third driver to win both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500.
Nature Blast is a breath of fresh air for cleaning supplies and the retail market. Their current product line includes more than five different cutting-edge cleaning products for home and professional use. The products are made in America are committed to protecting the planet – and will continue to develop new and innovative products that are responsible choices for the many generations to come.
“The Petty family, Sam and Nature Blast all believe in family values,” commented Daniella Perkins, vice president product development, Nature Blast, Inc. “It’s natural for our company to partner with the No. 9 team at the ‘Great American Race’ in Daytona and be a part of potential history with Sam. It’s a great way for us to spread our message about our cleaning products.”
SafeZorb, a brand of StormZorb, is an all-purpose absorbent made with a high quality blend of minerals, designed for superior performance and manufactured to a fine granular specification. SafeZorb will absorb any hydrocarbon, petro-chemical or hazardous material except hydrofluoric acid. The product is also hydrophilic and does not break down in water or aqueous solvents or lubricants.
SafeZorb is amazingly absorbent, easy to use, environmentally friendly, human and animal safe. It is an all-natural, green solution that enhances safety in the workplace and is not hazardous to the environment. This will be their first time in the Daytona 500.
“When you have an opportunity to partner with Petty at Daytona, you take it,” said Scott Sherrill, vice president of StormZorb. “We have a product that is used within motorsports and helps teams be environmentally friendly at the track. It’s a winning combination and nobody has won more at Daytona than Petty. We just want to help Sam and the No. 9 team continue the tradition.”
Hornish will be making his RPM debut at the Daytona 500. The winner of the 2006 Indianapolis 500, he is looking to join legends A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti as the only two drivers to have won America’s most popular auto racing events.
The Daytona 500 kicks off the 2015 season on Sunday, February 22nd. Live coverage of NASCAR’s biggest event will air on FOX beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET.
|About Richard Petty Motorsports:A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by
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, 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.