Aaron’s, Inc. Announces Virginia Motor Speedway Exclusive Sponsorship
ATLANTA (Nov. 11, 2013) – Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) announced today a one-year exclusive sponsorship agreement with Virginia Motor Speedway. Over the next year, Aaron’s will have exclusive naming rights to the Aaron’s Commonwealth 100. Additionally, Aaron’s will be designated as the “Official Sales and Lease Ownership Partner of VMS.” Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
“Aaron’s is committed to supporting the growth of the Virginia Motor Speedway and reaching the surrounding communities in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Hampton Roads and Southern Maryland. We are proud to become the exclusive partner of the Virginia Motor Speedway and to support the American tradition of dirt racing,” said Brock M. Roberts, Vice President, Northeastern Operations, Aaron’s, Inc.
The Virginia Motor Speedway Season will start April 12, 2014 with the Aaron’s Commonwealth 100 and will end on October 11, 2014 with the 10th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog and Mud Sling.
“Thousands of dirt racing fans will enjoy our events every weekend and we’re thrilled to bring Aaron’s on board as our exclusive sponsor,” said Clarke Sawyer, General Manager, Virginia Motor Speedway. “Their partnership and the support of the Virginia Motor Speedway will ensure that our fans continue to experience family-friendly events.”
As part of the exclusive sponsorship agreement Aaron’s will also serve as the title sponsor for the track’s Pro (Crate) Late Model division. Beginning its second season, the Pro (Crate) Late Model division was added as an affordable option for those who want to race a late model. The division will be sanctioned by the Fastrak Racing Series.
About Aaron’s, Inc.
Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has 2,115 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur and Chairman Emeritus R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron’s has been publicly traded since 1982. For more information, visit www.aarons.com.
Aaron’s, Inc. includes the Aarons.com, GoRimco.com, and ShopHomeSmart.com brands.
About Virginia Motor Speedway
Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area. To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2014 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.