Roush Fenway Racing announced the news through a press release on Wednesday.
“We’re excited to welcome Progressive Insurance to the team this weekend in Atlanta,” Newman said in the release. “A major brand such as theirs fits well into the NASCAR space. Atlanta makes for a challenging and entertaining race with the differing options of the preferred line, so we’re looking forward to it with Progressive on board.”
Newman, who has battled back from injuries sustained in the season-opening Daytona 500 is still battling for a 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Berth. His incredible persistence is what helped Progressive decide to adorn the No. 6 machine with their logo.
“We’re inspired by the resolve of Ryan and thrilled to be working with him and the team at Roush Fenway Racing this weekend in Atlanta,” said Jay VanAntwerp, Progressive’s Media Business Leader. “Racing fans, and sports fans in general, are craving live events, so everyone should be thrilled at the chance to see Ryan and his fellow drivers out on the track. Progressive’s competitive spirit is a great fit for the dynamic, fast-paced action of NASCAR, so we’re looking forward to being part of that excitement with the No. 6 car wrapped in blue and white and sporting the Progressive name. Hopefully we will see Ryan take the checkered flag on Sunday afternoon.”
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