We look forward to showcasing our Service Central ® brand at the 2010 Indy 500.
Indianapolis, IN (Vocus) May 28, 2010
TBC Retail Group recently inked a deal with Fazzt Race Team to secure its Service Central ® brand as an associate sponsor on the No. 33 Bowers and Wilkins/TorcUP IndyCar. IZOD IndyCar Series driver Bruno Junqueira will champion the No. 33 IndyCar at the 2010 Indy 500 this weekend. Service Central ® is the automotive service offering that ties together TBC Retail’s automotive retail stores: Tire Kingdom, NTB-National Tire and Battery, Merchant’s Tire and Auto and Big O Tires.
“We are excited to partner with the Fazzt Race Team as an associate sponsor on the No. 33 Bowers and Wilkins/TorcUP IndyCar,” said Bob Crostarosa, Senior Vice President Marketing and Advertising, TBC Retail Group. “We look forward to showcasing our Service Central ® brand at the 2010 Indy 500.” Service Central ® is the automotive service offered exclusively at Tire Kingdom, NTB-National Tire and Battery, Merchant’s Tire and Auto, and Big O Tires. Available at over 1,350 locations nationwide, trained and certified ASE technicians use state-of-the art equipment to provide quality service on cars and trucks. Service Central ® provides a nationwide warranty giving customers peace of mind while protecting their investment in over 40 states.
”I’m honored to have Service Central join us in our Indy 500 effort for 2010,” said Bruno Junqueira, the 2002 Indianapolis pole sitter and driver of the #33 entry. “I’ve had some very competitive race cars at Indianapolis and this year is no different and I’m looking forward to fulfilling my dream of an Indy 500 victory. As a driver, I know how important it is to have trust in the people who work on your car and to keep your car in perfect condition whether you are driving to the store or driving 200 mph at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway so the fit with Service Central and their nationwide network of ASE technicians is a natural one for the rigorous Indy 500 race.”
About TBC Retail Group and Service Central ®
Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, TBC Retail Group, Inc., a subsidiary of TBC Corporation,operates more than 776 tire and automotive service centers under the brands: Tire Kingdom, NTB - National Tire and Battery, and Merchant's Tire and Auto Centers, along with nearly 500 franchised Big O Tires locations. The contingent of over 1,350 stores has trained and certified ASE technicians who use state-of-the-art equipment to provide quality service on cars and trucks. The nationwide warranty provides peace of mind while it protects consumers and their investment in over 40 states. TBC Retail Group employs more than 300 associates at its Juno Beach, Florida headquarters and approximately 10,000 associates nationally. To locate a store near you, call 800-NEW-TIRE. TBC Corporation, headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is one of the nation's largest marketers of automotive replacement tires through a multi-channel retail and wholesale strategy.
About FAZZT Race Team
The FAZZT Race Team was formed in July 2009 as a partnership between Andre Azzi of the Azzi Race Division, ATG, and Jim Freudenberg and Jason Priestley of the Rubicon Sports Agency. The team began competing in the IndyCar Series in Brazil on March 14 and will continue to compete for the full 2010 season. The team has four Dallara chassis and driver Alex Tagliani signed to drive the #77 entry for five years. Andre Azzi, a Montreal based entrepreneur is the teams’ Chief Executive Officer and motorsports veteran Jim Freudenberg is the teams’ Chief Operating Officer. The team is housed in a 25,000 ft. race shop on the north side of Indianapolis with a second facility that houses their Research and Design division in Montreal. For more information go to http://www.FAZZTRaceTeam.com .