Scottsdale, Arizona – (The Hosting News) – January 14, 2009 – Web hosting domain registrar, Go Daddy, has revealed that it will return to NASCAR for the 2009 season with another sponsorship deal, featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr., including Brad Keselowski.
The new deal spans both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series in partnership with Hendrick Motorsports and JR Motorsports. Go Daddy will be the primary sponsor for 20 races in the 2009 Nationwide Series. Back for another season is NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., who designed the No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolets for the 2009 Nationwide Series season.
Mr. Earnhardt Jr., who also owns JR Motorsports offered, ”I’m happy to be partnered with GoDaddy.com again, and I appreciate the much larger role they are playing in our organization this season. I look forward to seeing Brad drive the Go Daddy car this season in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.”
Mr. Keselowski, JR Motorsports’ second-year driver, was recently announced the winner of the Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver Award. He will pilot the No. 88 GoDaddy.com Chevrolets in 18 Nationwide Series races. After finishing third in the point standings in the Nationwide Series, with two wins, the up-and-coming Keselowski is in a prime position to be a 2009 championship contender.
Go Daddy will also be the primary sponsor of the No. 25 GoDaddy.com Chevrolets for seven races in the Sprint Cup Series with Keselowski behind the wheel. In addition, Go Daddy will be an associate sponsor on Mark Martin’s No. 5 Chevrolets in the Sprint Cup Series.
Bob Parsons, CEO and Founder of Go Daddy remarked, ”Go Daddy has an all-star lineup of drivers including NASCARâ€™s Dale Earnhardt Jr. and IndyCar’s Danica Patrick. What could be better than to expand our sponsorship of these powerhouse racers and return to Sprint Cup competition with Brad Keselowski.”
Mr. Earnhardt Jr. was actually a Go Daddy customer before signing on as a spokesman and recently visited with Go Daddy employees. Mr. Earnhardt Jr. added, ”I was fortunate enough to visit the Go Daddy headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, recently and was extremely impressed with what I saw – not only in the technology, but also the people. I consider myself quite knowledgeable when it comes to computers and the Web, and it’s fun to be able to bounce ideas off each other in making this partnership really click.”
Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans and web site design and hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. These include products such as SSL Certificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce web site hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 32 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. GoDaddy.com is the world’s No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. GoDaddy.com is also rated the world’s largest hostname provider according to Netcraft Ltd. During 2007, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all domain names registered in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.
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