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Navy Plus JR Equal NASCAR Excitement

Commander, U.S. Navy Recruiting Command Public Affairs
U.S. Navy
August 24, 2005

U.S. Navy Story NNS050824-03

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Navy and NASCAR driver and team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., announced Aug. 23 that the Navy will sponsor a new team owned by Earnhardt Jr. for the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series.

Earnhardt Jr.’s new firm, JR Motorsports, will field a Chevrolet Monte Carlo Number 88 driven by Mark McFarland and will carry the “Navy - Accelerate Your life” primary sponsor logo. McFarland is presently 2nd in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series with 1452 points.

“We are very excited about further increasing our awareness through NASCAR in 2006 by an association with JR Motorsports and Dale Earnhardt Jr., one of the most recognized names in NASCAR,” said Rear Adm. Jeffrey Fowler, commander, Navy Recruiting Command.

Navy began sponsorship of the NASCAR Busch Series with FitzBradshaw Racing for 11 races in 2003 and subsequent full seasons in 2004 and 2005.

“We are proud of David Stremme and our FitzBradshaw team for their top-ten performance in 2005, which has more than doubled our exposure from last year,” Fowler added.

“We wish David Stremme the best of luck as he takes his career to a new level in the Nextel Cup. We look forward to Mark McFarland moving up to the Busch Series to drive the Navy car next year,” added Fowler. “These two drivers exemplify Navy’s commitment to grow and develop quality young Sailors through service in the Navy.”

For more information about Navy recruiting visit http://www.navy.com/.

For related news, visit the Commander, Navy Recruiting Command Navy NewsStand page at http://www.news.navy.mil/local/cnrc//.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. U.S. Navy photo by Chris Desmond
August 23, 2005
Commander, Navy Recruiting Command, Rear Adm. Jeffrey Fowler and Navy NASCAR driver and team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., announce today during a press conference at Lowes Motor Speedway Charlotte, N.C., that the Navy will sponsor a new team owned by Earnhardt Jr., for the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series. The team will field a Chevrolet Monte Carlo Number 88 driven by Mark McFarland and will carry the "Navy - Accelerate Your life" primary sponsor logo.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mark McFarland U.S. Navy photo by Chris Desmond
August 23, 2005
Commander, Navy Recruiting Command, Rear Adm. Dale Jeffrey Fowler and Navy NASCAR driver and team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, and driver Mark McFarland, left, announce today during a press conference at Lowes Motor Speedway Charlotte, N.C., that the Navy will sponsor a new team owned by Earnhardt Jr., for the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series. The team will field a Chevrolet Monte Carlo Number 88 driven by McFarland and will carry the “Navy - Accelerate Your life” primary sponsor logo.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. U.S. Navy photo by Chris Desmond
August 23, 2005
Navy Counselor 1st Class Heather Howard, left, and Navy Counselor 2nd Class William Jackson look on as Navy NASCAR driver and team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., announces that the Navy will sponsor a new racing team for the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series. The team will field a Chevrolet Monte Carlo Number 88 driven by Mark McFarland and will carry the "Navy - Accelerate Your life" primary sponsor logo.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mark McFarland U.S. Navy photo by Chris Desmond
August 23, 2005
From left, Navy NASCAR driver and team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr.; driver Mark McFarland; Commander, Navy Recruiting Command, Rear Adm. Jeff Fowler and Sailors pose with the 2006 Busch series race car at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. The Navy will sponsor a new team owned by Earnhardt Jr., who will field a Chevrolet Monte Carlo Number 88 driven by McFarland and will carry the “Navy - Accelerate Your life” primary sponsor logo.
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