Houston-based Nationwide Agency, Iscential Teams with SafeWay Driving Centers to Display NASCAR Show Car at Local Schools

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Texas insurance agency, Iscential and SafeWay Driving Centers will bring Nationwide’s NASCAR Show Car to Houston area schools, giving guests a chance to experience a real stock car

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The simulator gives the driver a score so the kids can compete against each other. They love it, it's almost like a big video game.

As part of its sponsorship of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Nationwide Insurance is bringing the high-speed action to its local agents. Area Nationwide Insurance agency, Iscential, in conjunction with SafeWay Driving Centers, will host the NASCAR Nationwide Series show car at two local schools. The interactive events will provide guests the opportunity to see the excitement of NASCAR first hand.

"When we get the Nationwide Show Car, it's always a big deal and really a lot of fun," says Iscential CEO Warren Barhorst. "The simulator gives the driver a score so the kids can compete against each other. They love it, it's almost like a big video game."

"The take away from these events is the importance of safe driving," continues Barhorst. "This is a critical time for families as their children venture out on the road. Nationwide and SafeWay share a passion for improving the skills of all drivers and of promoting safe and responsible driving, especially to teens.”

The official show car of the NASCAR Nationwide Series will be on display as part of Nationwide’s local market activation program with its agents. Guests will have the opportunity to see a real NASCAR stock car first-hand. Guests can take a spin around the track in the Nationwide racing simulator and play games for a chance to win great NASCAR prizes!

The Nationwide Show Car will make pit stops at the following locations:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Bellaire High School
5100 Maple Street
Bellaire, TX (Houston) 77401
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Memorial Middle School
12550 Vindon
Houston, TX 77024
8:45 am - 2:30 pm

To further its commitment to safe driving, Nationwide has maintained a long and successful alliance with SafeWay Driving Centers, the largest driving school in the Greater Houston Area and Texas. SafeWay’s exclusive partnership with Nationwide offers insurance discounts to students and their families after they successfully graduate from one of its centers. The two companies work together to promote and encourage safe driving for all drivers.

Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the world, with more than $160 billion in assets. Nationwide ranks #104 on the Fortune 500 list. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services. For more information, visit http://www.nationwide.com.

Iscential provides a full range of insurance and financial services for families and businesses, including: auto, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life, farm, flood, commercial, Texas Workers Compensation, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services.

For more information, call 713.856.5533 or visit iscential.com.

The NASCAR Nationwide Series logo and word mark are used under license by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. NASCAR® and the NASCAR logo are registered trademarks of the National Association for Stock Auto Racing, Inc. Nationwide, On Your Side and the Nationwide Frame mark are federally registered service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

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