ARLINGTON, TX (April 9, 2016) – Richard Petty Motorsports announced today that Go Bowling and Strike Ten
Entertainment, the bowling industry’s marketing arm and sponsorship division, will partner with driver Brian Scott and the No. 44 Ford Team for the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway in May.
As part of the one-race primary partnership, the GoBowling.com logo will be on the hood of the No. 44 Ford
Fusion at the May 7 night race in Kansas. Go Bowling has been a partner with Richard Petty Motorsports since
2013, and has been featured on the No. 43 Ford Fusion driven by Aric Almirola.
“We’re really excited to have Go Bowling back as a partner for the No. 44 car during Kansas Speedway race
weekend,” said Brian Moffitt, CEO of Richard Petty Motorsports. “In addition to their activation throughout the
racetrack, we are thrilled to give them an on-track presence for 400 miles. Bowling is a sport that is special to
both Richard Petty and Brian Scott and to be able to have that representation on the car in the Kansas race will
be fun for all.”
The ties between racing and bowling date back to the 1990s when NASCAR bowling leagues were launched
and were immediate hits at bowling centers across the country. Since then, the bowling industry – Go Bowling
and Strike Ten Entertainment – has increased its involvement in racing from sponsoring races to engaging with
drivers and teams.
“We are proud to be associated with Richard Petty Motorsports and rising star Brian Scott,” said John Harbuck,
President of Strike Ten Entertainment. “There is a natural fit between one of America’s largest spectator sports,
NASCAR racing, and the largest participatory sport, bowling. Both have a unique appeal and attract fans who
like to have a great time with family and friends.”
More than 67 million people take to the lanes each year and bowling centers serve as community hubs for social events, birthday parties, competitive leagues and charitable fundraisers.
As part of the agreement, Strike Ten Entertainment is partnering with Petty Family Foundation to host a charity
bowling event in Indianapolis in July. The event will benefit Brandywine Creek Farms, a non-profit organization
that donates a half million pounds of food each year to needy families in Indianapolis. The event will be held on
Friday, July 22 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at a bowling facility in Indianapolis. More information can be found at
“NASCAR legend Richard Petty, and the Petty Family Foundation are excited to announce that we are
partnering with Go Bowling, Strike Ten, and Bowling Proprietors, in a campaign to raise money for the fight
against hunger with Brandywine Creek Farms,” Shannon Newman, Director of Petty Family Foundation, said.
“This campaign to fight hunger is fully consistent with our mission at the Petty Family Foundation, which is to
seek a positive change for those in need by inspiring communities to enrich the lives of their residents, and by
providing the means necessary to empower individuals, organizations, and agencies who help make dreams
come true for others.”
Fans can catch the No. 44 Go Bowling Ford Fusion and Brian Scott in action at the Go Bowling 400 from
Kansas Speedway May 7 live on FOX Sports 1 and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel 90 at 7:30 p.m. ET. For
more information, visit www.gobowling.com and www.richardpettymotorsports.com.
GoBowling.com is the destination for bowling fans and enthusiasts seeking news and information about one of
America’s favorite pastimes and the nation’s number one participatory sport. With more than 67 million people
taking to the lanes every year, GoBowling.com is a one-stop location where people of all ages can go to satisfy
their love of bowling. Consumers turn to GoBowling.com every day to find bowling fun – discovering new
bowling centers, tips and tricks to use on the lanes, event news and great deals at more than 2,100+ familyfriendly
bowling centers across the country.
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 with drivers Aric
Almirola and Brian Scott. Almirola will return to the iconic No. 43 Ford with partners Smithfield Foods, STP,
United States Air Force and the “Fresh From Florida” campaign. Scott will make his debut with the team and
drive the Petty Family No. 44 Ford. Albertsons Companies, Shore Lodge, Twisted Tea and GoBowling.com will
join Scott as he competes for Rookie of the Year in his first full-time season in the Sprint Cup Series. Richard
Petty Motorsports will also field the No. 43 J. Streicher Ford Mustang in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with driver
Jeb Burton in his first full-time season. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Heather Lumpp, Richard Petty Motorsports
Jennifer Martin, Alday Communications