Josh Russell


Winners of “Reward Fit for a King” Promo Get the Royal Treatment

Prizewinners Enjoy Private Racing Lessons from Richard Petty and Marcos Ambrose

McHenry, IL — February 20, 2012 On February 17th, 25 lucky prizewinners and guests attended the Disney World Speedway in Orlando with representatives from Raybestos® brake and chassis – a member of the Affinia family of brands – for a once in a lifetime trackday “experience,” with help from NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose.

“When it comes to our racing deal, we’ve got to stay right dead-on with new technology because the guy next door can get ahead, so that’s why it’s nice to work with people like (the company behind) Raybestos,”  said Petty.
Each grand prize winner of the 2011 “Reward Fit for a King” Promotion received an unforgettable Richard Petty Driving Experience. Each winner drove one of the new exotic RPDE cars (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and Audi R8) for eight laps on the Disney World Speedway “roval.” The Raybestos guests also received private racing instruction from Petty and Ambrose, and finished the experience with a ride-along in authentic NASCAR Sprint Cup cars… experiencing speeds up to 165 mph on the 1-mile tri-oval.

“It was the chance of lifetime – priceless… a real adrenaline-raising experience,”  said guest Phil Offerle, of Gateway Tire in Lakeland, Tennesse. “And it was completely awesome to speak with Richard Petty and Marcos Ambrose – they were so down to earth… real gentlemen.”

Many of the world’s most successful race teams and drivers, including NASCAR’s Richard Petty Motorsports, rely on the stopping power and competitive advantage of Raybestos brakes. “Most people don’t realize – you don’t win races by going fast, you win races by actually slowing down… especially when going road racing,” commented Ambrose.  “I’m pleased to play my part in helping develop the Raybestos brake package.”  Raybestos brakes have a celebrated heritage in motorsports, including NASCAR®, IndyCar® Series and grassroots racing competition.

Raybestos branded promotions help shop owners increase sales by combining influential branding with attractive rebates and sweepstakes for their customers. This spring, shop owners will be able to offer their customers up to $80 in consumer rebates on Raybestos brake and chassis products. Following that… installers, counterpeople and consumers can participate in this summer’s Raybestos “ROUSH® Mustang Giveaway.” The winner receives a signature-edition 2013 Raybestos ROUSH® Stage 3 Mustang, which will be equipped with the very same Raybestos NASCAR brake package run on the Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports Fords in Sprint® Cup competition.

For information on the Raybestos brand promotions or Raybestos brand brake or chassis parts, visit or call 800-323-0354.

Raybestos® brand brake parts are produced by affiliated companies in Affinia’s Global Brake & Chassis Group, the leading manufacturer of braking systems in the transportation industry. The Raybestos brakes product line includes everything from brake drums to rotors, pads, shoes, calipers and hydraulic parts. Raybestos brand racing brakes are used by premier teams such as Richard Petty Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing, and Joe Gibbs Racing in NASCAR® competition. For more information about Raybestos brakes, visit

Affinia Group Inc. is an innovative global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services, including extensive offerings of aftermarket parts for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles. With approximately $2.0 billion in annual revenue, Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

About Richard Petty Motorsports:

Known to many simply as “The King,” Richard Petty is the most decorated driver in the history of NASCAR racing, winning a record 200 races and seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships during his illustrious career. In late 2010, Petty, inducted into the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, partnered with Medallion Financial and Douglas Bergeron. Richard Petty Motorsports ( fields two teams in competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series out of its headquarters in Concord, N.C. Aric Almirola wheels the famous No. 43 Ford Fusion and Marcos Ambrose drives the No. 9 machine with sponsorship from Stanley and DEWALT.