NSCS: Richard Petty Motorsports and Cheney Brothers Partner for Season Finale

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Leading Food Distributor Powers Petty, Hornish in Miami

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – (November 17, 2015) – Richard Petty Motorsports is partnering with Cheney Brothers, a leading food distributor in the Southeast, to help feed their need for speed. Cheney Brothers will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford and driver Sam Hornish, Jr. at NASCAR’s final race of the 2015 season.

The partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports will allow Cheney Brothers to be a part of NASCAR’s most exciting evening, when a champion is crowned.  Cheney Brothers will have their logos adorn the hood, sides and rear of the No. 9 car throughout the weekend at the Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway, culminating Sunday’s final race of the season.

For over 25 years, Smithfield Foods and Cheney Brothers have enjoyed a winning partnership off the track, serving customers around the world.  This is the second consecutive year that Cheney Brothers will partner with Richard Petty Motorsports at Homestead.

“Cheney Brothers has long been a leader in foodservice distribution,” added Chuck Gitkin, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Smithfield Foods.  “We are proud of our longstanding partnership with Cheney Brothers, and we are excited to join forces with them and Richard Petty Motorsports again, for what promises to be an unforgettable night of racing.”

Sam Hornish, Jr., an Indianapolis 500 winner and three-time IndyCar Champion, will be racing for his first win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He wants nothing more than to do it with Cheney Brothers in their home state.

“The atmosphere at Miami for the season finale is electric,” said Hornish.  “Any time you can share that with a partner is something pretty special.  We want to end our season with a win and I want to do that with Cheney Brothers on our car.”

This race at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be televised nationally, live on NBC on Sunday, November 22.

For more information about Smithfield Foods, please visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook’s®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Nathan’s Famous®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Carando® and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.

About Cheney Brothers
There’s a reason Cheney Brothers has been around for more than 90 years. From their humble beginnings in West Palm Beach with one truck delivering eggs, milk and butter, the family owned and operated distributor understands that success depends on unmatched customer service. CBI has grown into one of the largest, most innovative food distributors in the Southeast by treating customers like family. As the fourth generation continues the family tradition, Cheney Brothers believes their service is second to none, because their customers have always come first. The CBI family and staff continues to work harder and smarter every day to ensure their customer’s success by delivering service, ideas and the highest quality products available, with a personal touch.

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 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.