SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International® (NYSE: CHH) is now riding shotgun with NASCAR's Kyle Busch Motorsports. Choice Hotels®, one of the largest lodging companies in the world, has teamed up with NASCAR Nationwide Series champion, Kyle Busch, and his drivers for the racing season.
Kyle Busch is an American NASCAR driver and team owner. He is the owner and driver of Kyle Busch Motorsports with cars racing in the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series events. Busch, who drives car no. 54 for his own Nationwide team and car no. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Sprint Cup Series, is the all-time career wins leader in the Nationwide series and third winningest person in NASCAR overall.
Working together, Choice Hotels, the global franchisor of 11 different hotel brands, is helping Kyle Busch Motorsports fans and overall race fans get on the fast track to comfortable and convenient lodging, free breakfast, free internet and free parking during their travels.* As the official hotel sponsor for Kyle Busch Motorsports, Choice Hotels will also host Busch's team on their journey to the winner's circle. As part of the partnership, fans will also be able to participate in a Daytona 500 Sweepstakes for the chance to win a trip to attend NASCAR'S most prestigious race and meet the Kyle Busch Motorsports team in February.
"With 5,100 hotel properties nationwide, including a hotel near almost every racetrack, the relationship between Kyle Busch Motorsports and Choice Hotels is ideal for loyal NASCAR fans," says Alexandra Jaritz, Senior Vice President of Choice Hotels International. "For fans of Kyle Busch, NASCAR isn't just an event, it's a way of life and Choice Hotels makes traveling to experience NASCAR that much easier."
As the official hotel sponsor of Kyle Busch Motorsports, Choice Hotels will help fans get revved up for Joe Gibbs Racing Fan Fest which takes place on October 12, 2012 at Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) headquarters in Huntersville, North Carolina near Charlotte. Fan Fest takes place during the Charlotte Motor Speedway's Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series Race Weekend. Five Charlotte-area Choice hotels will distribute race souvenirs to guests and Choice Privileges members throughout the day. Kyle Busch will be at Fan Fest to sign autographs. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, Choice Hotels is proud to support a champion racecar driver for the former NFL head coach for the Washington Redskins.
Also, during October 11, 2012 through October 14, 2012 Choice Hotels will be part of the high octane action at the CRA Late Model Super Series Winchester 400 in Winchester, Indiana. That's when Kyle Busch will battle for a second win driving his Kyle Busch Motorsports #51 Camry, a late model series car sponsored by Choice Hotels' Comfort Inn brand.
Choice Hotels will be with Kyle Busch Motorsports throughout the Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series racing season.
Sprint Cup Series Races include:
- Sunday, October 7 - 1:00pm ET Talladega, Alabama
- Saturday, October 13 - 7:30pm ET Charlotte, North Carolina
- Sunday, October 21 - 1:00pm ET Kansas City, Kansas
- Sunday, October 28 - 1:00pm ET Martinsville, Virginia
- Sunday, November 4 - 3:00pm ET Fort Worth, Texas
- Sunday, November 11 - 3:00pm ET Phoenix, Arizona
- Sunday, November 18 - 3:00pm ET Homestead, Florida
Nationwide Series Races include:
- Friday, October 12 - 7:00pm ET Charlotte, North Carolina
- Saturday, October 20 - 3:00pm ET Kansas City, Kansas
- Saturday, November 3 - 7:00pm ET Fort Worth, Texas
- Saturday, November 10 - 3:30pm ET Phoenix, Arizona
- Saturday, November 17 - 4:00pm ET Homestead, Florida
The hotel giant offers loyal race fans great values across the U.S., including special rates for Kyle Busch fan club members when they book on choicehotels.com/en/kylebusch.com. There, fans can track and follow the Kyle Busch Motorsports Team as well as book hotel stays.
"We are excited to team up with a hotel company that offers our loyal fans great hotel options and value across the country every day," says John Paysor, Chief Operating Officer of Kyle Busch Motorsports.
*Amenities vary by location
About Choice Hotels Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises approximately 6,200 hotels, representing more than 495,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of June 30, 2012, more than 375 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 30,000 rooms, and approximately 75 hotels, representing approximately 6,700 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in approximately 15 other countries and territories. The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands, as well as its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve guests worldwide.
Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. website, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.
About Kyle Busch Motorsports Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) has quickly established itself as one of the most successful teams in all of NASCAR, capturing the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner's Championship in its inaugural season and 16 Truck Series victories over its first two seasons. 2012 marks the team's debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with team owner and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Kyle Busch sharing the driving duties behind the wheel of the No. 54 Monster Energy Camry with his brother Kurt, the 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion. A mix of talented drivers will pilot the No. 18 Tundra in the Camping World Truck Series, while three-time NASCAR Mexico Series champion Germán Quiroga returns for a four-race schedule in the No. 51 Tundra.
KBM prepares a fleet of race-winning Toyotas out of its 77,000-square-foot facility in Mooresville, N.C. Pending LEED certification, the facility's state-of-the art equipment and innovative green initiatives make it unmatched among its peers. Fans can stay up-to-date with all the latest KBM news online at www.KyleBuschMotorsports.com, by liking the team on Facebook (KyleBuschMS) and following the team on Twitter (@KBMteam).
Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and Ascend Hotel Collection are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.
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