MOORESVILLE, N.C. - After helping the Brad Keselowski capture the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship, Ruby Tuesday, Inc. has agreed to extend and expand its partnership with Penske Racing this season.
The high-quality, casual-dining restaurant chain's brand will once again adorn the sides of the No. 22 Dodge Challenger.
Ruby Tuesday will serve as primary sponsor for five races in 2011, beginning with the May 6 event at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, and co-primary sponsor for four races, beginning with the March 19 race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
In addition to its presence in the Nationwide Series, Ruby Tuesday will have prominent placement on the rear deck lid of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger, also driven by Keselowski, in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2011.
"I am very excited to represent Ruby Tuesday again in 2011," Keselowski said. "They were an integral part of our championship season in 2010, and I look forward to winning more races with them in the future. The fact that they have grown their relationship to include the ‘Blue Deuce' is something in which we take great pride at Penske Racing."
Penske Racing is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, cars owned and prepared by Penske Racing have produced 332 major race wins, 396 pole positions and 23 national championships.
"Ruby Tuesday is happy to continue our growing relationship with Penske Racing and Brad," said Mark Young, Ruby Tuesday's Senior Vice President of Marketing. "When people compete and set high standards for performance, everybody wins. That's the spirit that drives both our teams."