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1000Bulbs.com Partners with Ragan for Four Races


 

1000Bulbs.com Turns Up Its NASCAR Experience,
Partners with Ragan for Four Races

Barbour to Lead No. 38 Ford Team as Crew Chief 

 
STATESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 19, 2017) – Online lighting retailer 1000Bulbs.com will return to the No. 38 Ford Fusion in 2018, partnering with driver David Ragan for four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. The Garland, Texas-based company agreed to the multi-race deal after Front Row Motorsports introduced it to the NASCAR landscape in November, when 1000Bulbs.com sponsored Ragan’s team at Phoenix International Raceway. 

On the 2018 schedule, 1000Bulbs.com will join the No. 38 team for races at Auto Club Speedway (March), Texas Motor Speedway (April), Dover International Speedway (October) and Homestead-Miami Speedway (November).

The Internet-based lighting retailer offers LED bulbs, commercial fixtures, Christmas lights, lighting controls and other lighting products. Founded in 1996, 1000Bulbs.com has grown from two to 250 employees and today sells nearly a half million dollars a day in light bulbs and fixtures, with founder Kim Pedersen earning the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award along the way.

Ragan visited the 1000Bulbs.com headquarters in November, met company employees and learned about the organization’s marketing initiatives and goals. The driver and race team will now work to connect the retailer with fans and business partners throughout the NASCAR industry.

“Kim and his staff are smart business people, and they know a good opportunity when they see one,” Ragan said. “I’m thrilled that they saw the value of our sport, and working with Front Row Motorsports in particular, when they partnered with us for a race last fall in Phoenix and decided to get more involved this year.”

“We’re excited to continue our journey in NASCAR during 2018,” said Pedersen. “We couldn’t ask for a better partner in Front Row Motorsports, or a better brand ambassador than David Ragan.”

The No. 38 1000Bulbs.com Ford will make its 2018 on-track debut at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on March 18. The Auto Club 400 will air live on FOX.

Barbour Named Crew Chief

Seth Barbour will lead Ragan’s No. 38 team in 2018. Barbour has been named crew chief for the team after serving in the same role for Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 team in 2017. Barbour and Ragan previously worked together when Barbour was an engineer on Ragan’s No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing team.

For more information about Front Row Motorsports, visit teamfrm.com. For more information about 1000Bulbs.com, visit 1000Bulbs.com.


About 1000Bulbs.com:
1000Bulbs.com is an award-winning Internet-based lighting retailer. The company offers everything from simple, household light bulbs to cutting-edge specialty lighting systems. Nationally recognized for growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction, 1000Bulbs.com is an influential force in the lighting industry.

About Front Row Motorsports:
Front Row Motorsports is a winning organization in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the premier division of NASCAR competition. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by Tennessean Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries, the No. 34 of Michael McDowell and the No. 38 of David Ragan, from its Statesville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. The team has built successful partnerships with organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Love's Travel Stops and CSX Transportation. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on Twitter at @Team_FRM and on Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.


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