Comcast Joins No. 66 Best Buy Racing Team
Best Buy Co., Inc., announced today that Comcast Corporation, a Best Buy retail partner, will be an associate sponsor of the No. 66 Haas CNC Racing Chevrolet and driver Jeff Green for the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season.
Comcast Corporation, the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, will have its logo displayed on the No. 66 entry in all events where Best Buy is the car's primary sponsor, and Comcast will occupy the primary sponsor position in one event (TBD).
The sponsorship is designed to raise awareness of the Best Buy/Comcast partnership, which allows customers to sign up for Comcast's cable and Internet services at all Best Buy retail locations, and at www.BestBuy.com.
"Best Buy is proud to have Comcast partner with us in sponsoring the No. 66 team," said Barry Judge, senior vice president of marketing, Best Buy. "We strive to offer our customers the best products and services available, and that's what Comcast represents. Consumers can not only get the top names in TV's and computers at Best Buy, but also sign up with the nation's leading cable and Internet provider. It's one-stop shopping."
"This sponsorship is a natural extension of our longstanding retail partnership with Best Buy," said Marvin Davis, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Comcast., "Comcast's HD and high-speed Internet services bring the excitement of being trackside right to the customer's living room or PC."
Fans will see the Comcast Corporation logo featured on the No. 66 Best Buy Chevrolet for the first time during practice sessions for this weekend's Daytona 500 at Daytona (FL.) International Speedway.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.2 million cable customers and 11.5 million high-speed Internet customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, four regional Comcast SportsNets and Comcast Interactive Media. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.
About Best Buy Co., Inc.
Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) operates a global portfolio of brands with a commitment to growth and innovation. Our employees strive to provide customers around the world with superior experiences by responding to their unique needs and aspirations. We sell consumer electronics, home-office products, entertainment software, appliances and related services through more than 1,150 retail stores across the United States, throughout Canada and in China. Our multi-channel operations include: Best Buy (BestBuy.com, BestBuy.ca and BestBuy.com.cn), Future Shop (FutureShop.ca), Geek Squad (GeekSquad.com and GeekSquad.ca), Pacific Sales Kitchen and Bath Centers (PacificSales.com), Magnolia Audio Video (Magnoliaav.com) and Jiangsu Five Star Appliance Co. (Five-Star.cn). Best Buy supports the communities in which its employees work and live through volunteerism and grants that benefit children and education. For more information, please visit www.BestBuy.com.