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08/15/09
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Mark Martin Quickest at MIS Happy Hour  Mark Martin was quickest during Happy Hour in preparation for Sunday's CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway.  Pole sitter Brian Vickers was second fastest and David Ragan was third.

Other notables include Dale Earnhardt Jr who was 8th fastest in Happy Hour.  Earnhardt Jr has not won a race since last year at Michigan, a 43 race winless streak.  Prior to that victory Earnhardt Jr was sporting a 70 race winless streak.

Bill Elliot was 7th quickest and will start 9th for Sunday's race.  Elliot has seven career victories at MIS and has led an incredible 1009 laps and completed more than 10,000 laps with 29 top 10's.

How much will that success help on Sunday

“That doesn’t mean a thing. It’s all about 400 miles tomorrow” stated Elliot. 

Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Fusion
This week Elliot teams with America’s fastest growing auto service brand at this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.

The Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford Fusion driven by Bill Elliott will switch from its normal red Motorcraft paint scheme and feature the blue, white and orange colors of Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center.

“We are excited to have Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center sponsor the No. 21 Ford Fusion, especially since Michigan International Speedway is the home track of both Quick Lane and Ford,” said Tom Suttles, Quick Lane Business Manager.  “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our partnership with Motorcraft.  Quick Lane and Motorcraft form the perfect combination of fast, convenient service and the highest quality parts.”

In addition to being the primary sponsor of Bill Elliott’s Fusion this weekend, fans can see the No. 21 Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Fusion at 12 Metro Detroit locations this week. 

Bill Elliott will be signing autographs at the Quick Lane at Varsity Lincoln Mercury in Novi and the Quick Lane at Hines Park Ford in New Hudson on Thursday, August 13.

“We really enjoy working with Bill Elliott and the Wood Brothers and hope to show how life is better – and faster – in the Quick Lane,” added Suttles.

Ford Customer Service Division brands of Motorcraft and Quick Lane are primary sponsors on the Wood Brothers No. 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Ford Fusion for 12 races this season, which began in February at the Daytona 500 and will culminate with the season-ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The Wood Brothers are acknowledged pioneers in the sport of stock-car racing, and have earned 96 wins in over 50 years of NASCAR competition – second most in Ford Racing history.

Elliott has won 44 NASCAR Cup races, the 1989 NASCAR Cup championship, and is a seven-time winner at Michigan International Speedway.

The red and black Motorcraft logo appears on the No. 21 Ford Fusion in NASCAR, while two of Ford's brands - Motorcraft and Quick Lane - adorn the Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car of Bob Tasca III, winner of the 2009 Gainesville Gatornationals.

About Quick Lane

Quick Lane® provides automotive quick services for all makes and models.  Quick Lane's® nationwide network of 530 facilities provides the convenience of an aftermarket company (no appointment necessary, service while you wait, evening and weekend hours, competitive prices) with the confidence of a major automotive manufacturer (quality parts, factory-trained technicians).  Quick Lane® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. For more information, visit www.quicklane.com.

About Motorcraft

Motorcraft® offers a complete line of original equipment-approved parts that are recommended and approved by Ford Motor Company. From routine maintenance to under hood and power train repairs, Motorcraft parts offer exceptional value with the highest quality and right fit at competitive prices. Motorcraft parts are available locally and are backed nationwide by Ford Motor Company's Service Parts Limited Warranty. For more information, visit www.motorcraft.com

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