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Greetings Express joins Long at Bristol

Rick Ware Racing (RWR) is proud to announce that Greeting Express has returned to the family of primary sponsors for the Scotts EZ Seed 300 with driver Carl Long at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend.

With a heavy heart, Greeting Express and Rick Ware Racing will be honoring their teammates, Dean Shaut and Steve “Dirt” Masch who were involved in a fatal accident last weekend by having each ride as a “co-pilot” with their names over the passenger door for the remainder of the season. In addition, the team will carry a special note to “Dirt” on the deck lid of the #41 for the race.

The partnership of greetingexpress.com and Rick Ware Racing started last fall with a very successful showing in the Camping World Truck Series in Loudon, NH. The #47 Truck was driven by Bobby Hamilton, Jr. to a top ten finish and led to an incredible amount of exposure for the growing company.

Greeting Express, Inc., a custom web-to-print company offering everything from business cards to high-end photo books based in Durham, NC, is proud to announce the next chapter in its relationship with Rick Ware Racing as a primary sponsor. The multi-race deal will kick off in Bristol, TN this weekend with greetingexpress.com #41 Nationwide Ford Mustang driven by Carl Long.

Greetingexpress.com decided to return for the 2011 season because of the positive feelings surrounding their NASCAR debut, and the treatment they received as a sponsor with Rick Ware Racing. Founding President of Greeting Express, Inc. Kate Sessoms said, “bringing back our sponsorship for the race at Bristol is an opportune time for us as we are live launching our custom design studio and going full web to print the week leading up to the race. We are confident in not only the abilities of Rick Ware Racing from a sponsor point of view, but also appreciate how their close knit family mentality fits in with our own”.

This same sentiment was the original spark to the first sponsorship deal back in 2010. Since then Rick Ware Racing has not only gained followers, but also a group of young talented drivers including Jeffrey Earnhardt and Timmy Hill.

“We are really excited that Greeting Express has joined our family,” stated Rick Ware. “Our organization has been getting stronger each year and with Greeting Express coming aboard, we know we can driver their message to the front with Carl Long.”

Greeting Express, Inc. is thrilled for this next chapter with “the biggest little team in motorsports”, and is hopeful to build a lasting relationship with the dedicated team.

Be sure to visit www.greetingexpress.com, or find them on facebook, and follow all of the exciting new features coming soon on and off the track!

Hill enjoys “High Banks” of Bristol

Rick Ware Racing’s (RWR) Timmy Hill went into Bristol with the goal of running at the finish at a track that has been known to be not so nice to rookies. After 300 laps, Hill understood why that is the case.

“This track is so fast and there is not much space to move around. I can’t imagine what it was like before they changed the banking’” stated Hill.

Timmy qualified the #15 Ford Mustang in the 25th position, a career high and gained a lot of experience but keeping the car clean and making passes at the right time.

“It is real easy to get caught up racing someone at the wrong time. We worked hard on clean passes and just learning how to set up competitors up to do so, all the while allowing the leaders to do the same without interfering.”

Hill finished the day in the 29th position and agrees that this is one tough track.

“I love short track racing and this was a lot of fun but at the same time, I learned a ton about these cars and my competitors. We will take this knowledge to California and apply to a bigger track,” Hill stated.

Action gets underway on Friday, March 25th at 4:40 pm EST with Nationwide Series practice. Qualifying is scheduled to begin on Saturday at 1:10am EST with the race at 5:30pm EST.

Lilly Trucking joins Hill at Bristol

Timmy Hill will be carrying the logos of Lilly Trucking this weekend for the running of the Scotts EZ Seed 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Lilly Trucking, a long time partner with Rick Ware Racing, will share in memory of fallen teammate Dean Shaut, this weekend with rookie Timmy Hill in what has become one of the toughest weekends for the young team and driver.

“We want to thank Lilly Trucking for joining us in this time tragedy,” stated Hill. “Lilly Trucking and Rick Ware Racing are all one big family and we want to celebrate the life of our family member and team mate, Dean Shaut.”

Dean will be riding “co-pilot” with Hill for the remainder of the season with his name being featured over the passenger door. In addition, a decal on the trunk lid will also have an “In Memory” decal in Dean’s honor.

Hill will making his Bristol Motor Speedway debut this weekend and feels this is a track he can relate to.

“I love short track racing and it doesn’t get any better than Bristol. I have raced on short tracks my entire life and though this is only my third race in the Nationwide Series, I feel good about heading to Thunder Valley!”

Hill’s teammate, Carl Long will be driving the #41 Ford Mustang and will be sending get well wishes to teammate Steve “Dirt” Masch, who was seriously injured in the crash with Shaut.

The Rick Ware Racing team would also like to send its condolences to Brian Loftin and family this weekend. Wife, Melissa Loftin was fatally injured in a separate car accident this week as well.