CONCORD, N.C., Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leavine Family Racing has announced an extended sponsorship with Thrivent Financial for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The financial services organization will be the primary sponsor on the No. 95 Ford Fusion driven by Michael McDowell for 10 races and an associate sponsor for another 10 races.
Thrivent is a Fortune 500* not-for-profit financial services membership organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Thrivent offers a broad range of products and services—including life insurance, annuities and mutual funds—along with guidance from financial representatives nationwide. For more than a century, Thrivent has helped its nearly 2.4 million members make wise money choices that reflect their values and provided opportunities for them to be even more generous.
"It's clear we've aligned with the right race team and the right driver," said Craig Stacey, a Thrivent spokesperson. "The success of this relationship is rooted in the fact that Michael and LFR have strong values that align well with our mission. We're confident this sponsorship is helping us tell our story to more Christians who want to hear about our blend of faith and finances."
Thrivent will kick off this season as the primary sponsor on the No. 95 at the 57th annual DAYTONA 500, NASCAR's season-opener and most prestigious race. Other prominent races for the organization will include Bristol, Indianapolis and Charlotte.
"We're thrilled to continue our partnership with Thrivent and extend it to 20 races this season," said Jeremy Lange, Vice President at Leavine Family Racing. "Last year we were able to share unique opportunities through our race team and within the sport. We're looking forward to continuing the momentum in 2015."
Thrivent was introduced to NASCAR last year when they teamed with Leavine Family Racing for a multi-race sponsorship of the No. 95 including a primary sponsorship of the team at Bristol Motor Speedway in August where McDowell secured an 18th-place finish.
McDowell, a Glendale, Ariz. native, is entering his eighth season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Last year, he drove to a career-best finish of seventh at Daytona in July.
"Thrivent Financial is a perfect fit for me and our team," said McDowell. "I became a Thrivent member last year after learning first hand about their mission to help Christians strengthen their families and communities."
About Leavine Family Racing
With its race shop based in Concord, N.C., Leavine Family Racing (LFR) fields a single car effort in the competitive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Owned by Bob and Sharon Leavine, LFR has competed in NASCAR's top series since 2011. The team races the No. 95 Ford Fusion driven by veteran racer Michael McDowell. Fueled by a passion for performance and a focus on growth, LFR continues to have a positive impact in the NASCAR community. Become a fan on Facebook and Instagram and follow on Twitter at @LeavineFamily95.
About Thrivent Financial
Thrivent Financial is a Fortune 500* financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. As a membership organization, it offers its nearly 2.4 million member-owners a broad range of products, services and guidance from financial representatives nationwide. For more than a century it has helped members make wise money choices that reflect their values while providing them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship. The organization has $90.4 billion in assets under management (as of December 2013), and has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for three years in a row by The Ethisphere® Institute (2012-2014). For more information, visit www.thrivent.com. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Insurance products issued or offered by Thrivent Financial, the marketing name for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI. Not all products are available in all states. Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc., 625 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415, a FINRA and SIPC member and a wholly owned subsidiary of Thrivent. For additional important information, visit Thrivent.com/disclosures
*Fortune, June, 2014
SOURCE Thrivent Financial