DETROIT, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the start of the NASCAR season and its first full year as a primary sponsor of Ryan Newman's No. 39 Chevrolet Impala, Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. today announced the launch of QuickenLoansRacing.com. The site provides fans an inside look at the world of NASCAR and provides unprecedented access to the world of stock car racing.
Race fans will find exclusive interviews with Newman and his Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) teammate, three-time and reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, on the site. Additional content includes behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the Stewart-Haas race shop, interviews with the crew that helps get the No. 39 Chevrolet to the track each week, and more.
Quicken Loans has also created a racing Facebook fan page, which can be found at facebook.com/quickenloansracing.
"Sponsoring Ryan and the entire Stewart-Haas race team is an amazing experience, and one that has provided us a unique view into the racing world," said Bill Emerson, Quicken Loans CEO. "Our goal with QuickenLoansRacing.com is to share our inside access to the race team and sport with NASCAR's millions of race fans across the country."
In 2012, Quicken Loans will be the primary sponsor of Newman's No. 39 car for nine Sprint Cup races, and when not serving as a primary sponsor, the company will be an associate sponsor. Additionally, Quicken Loans will serve as an associate sponsor of Stewart's No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Impala.
"I'm looking forward to the relationship with Quicken Loans in the year ahead," Newman said. "Everyone at Quicken Loans has been very excited to be part of our sport and to share their experience with the fans. We'll work together to make sure we create an experience on the website that is absolutely engineered to amaze."
Quicken Loans' first sponsorship of Newman's No. 39 car takes place in this weekend's Daytona 500, where they will share the car with the U.S. Army.
About Quicken Loans Inc:
Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation's largest online home lender and a top five retail lender. The company closed a record $30 billion in retail home loan volume across all 50 states in 2011. Quicken Loans generates loan production from five web centers located in Detroit, Ohio and Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked #1 in customer satisfaction among all home mortgage lenders in the United States by J.D. Power and Associates in 2010 and 2011. "QuickenLoans.com" has been named "Best of the Web" by Forbes and Money magazines. The company ranked in the Top 10 of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies To Work For" in 2012 and has placed among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE's list for the past nine years. It ranked in the Top-15 of Computerworld magazine's "100 Best Places to Work In Technology" for seven years in a row.
Quicken Loans was named #1 in the Detroit Free Press' 'Best Places to Work in Michigan' List in 2010 and 2011. The company moved its headquarters and 3,700 of its more than 5,000 team members to downtown Detroit. Another 1,000 team members are expected to move to downtown Detroit in mid 2012. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit us on the web at www.quickenloans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/QuickenLoans.
About Stewart-Haas Racing:
Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owned by three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in the western world. The team fields two entries in the elite Sprint Cup Series – the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Impala for Stewart and the No. 39 U.S. Army/Quicken Loans Chevrolet Impala for 2008 Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman. Based in Kannapolis, N.C., Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 140,000-square-foot facility with more than 160 employees. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing and on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng.
SOURCE Quicken Loans Inc.