Thursday, April 30, 2009

UPS Unveils New Car Design for Russ Friedman 400

NASCAR fans will see a different look for the No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion this weekend when David Ragan hits the track at Richmond International Raceway for the Russ Friedman 400 presented by Crown Royal.

Taking a break from the traditional brown UPS paint scheme, Ragan’s car will feature a special UPS Freight design to promote the Richmond, Va.-based division of UPS. The design incorporates the gray of UPS Freight with new brown and gold trim using a unique paint formula that includes crushed glass to make the vehicle sparkle.

UPS Freight offers a wide range of ground freight shipping options for customers who need to ship anything from a single oversized package to a heavy pallet or full truckload of freight across North America, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“Everyone at UPS, and especially our Richmond facility employees, are thrilled to have UPS Freight featured on David Ragan’s car for this weekend’s race,” said UPS Freight President Jack Holmes. “It’s very gratifying to have our employees recognized in such a prominent and unique way.”

To kick off the Richmond race weekend, Ragan will make a special appearance at the UPS Freight headquarters today to spend time with local UPS employees. UPS Freight employs nearly 2,000 people in the Richmond area and roughly 17,000 total around the country.

In addition to the special UPS Freight paint scheme, the UPS Freight Charlotte Service Center will be featured on the wing of Ragan’s No. 6 Ford as part of UPS’s “Maximum Center” program. UPS launched the program this year to recognize UPS operating facilities for accomplishments in service, safety and performance.

“It’s neat to mix things up a bit throughout the season; to have a different look with UPS Freight onboard the No. 6 car at Richmond will be fun for our entire UPS team,” said Ragan. “There are many UPS Freight employees who are big racing fans, and I hope to thank them for their support by getting our UPS Freight Ford Fusion into Victory Lane this weekend.”

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