GMAC Insurance to Sponsor 2011 Bowman Gray Racing Season

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (April 21, 2011) – Two highly regarded Winston-Salem, North Carolina, institutions will come together this 2011 racing season when GMAC Insurance signs on as sponsor of the Bowman Gray Stadium Modified Racing Series on Saturday nights in Winston-Salem and becomes the Official Insurance of Bowman Gray Stadium Racing. The series takes place at Bowman Gray Stadium, NASCAR’s very first and longest-running weekly race track, also known throughout racing circles countrywide as “The Madhouse” because of its exciting competition and enthusiastic fan support.

Starting April 30th and continuing Saturday nights throughout the 2011 summer season, GMAC Insurance and five partnering independent insurance agencies from counties surrounding the venue will be on-hand to sponsor and support the Bowman Gray Stadium Modified Racing series at Bowman Gray Stadium.

“Bowman Gray Stadium Racing and GMAC Insurance have a natural working relationship,” said Larry Pentis, President and CEO of GMAC Insurance. “People and cars essentially form the DNA of racing. As a leading insurance provider in the private passenger, motorcycle, RV and commercial vehicle market, our business is also focused on serving the needs of people and their vehicles. For us, it’s a natural fit.”

“Both entities share a rich heritage, “ said Gray Garrison, a member of the family who promotes NASCAR-sanctioned racing at Bowman Gray Stadium. “Bowman Gray Stadium held its first NASCAR-sanctioned event in 1949, over 60 years ago, and GMAC Insurance has called Winston-Salem home for 90 years. Both institutions have helped shape the history of this area.”

Gates open at 6 p.m. on Saturday nights to welcome fans and their families. Races begin at 8 p.m. GMAC Insurance and five partnering local Triad independent agencies will be on-hand at the events to interact with race fans, answer questions and provide information.

About GMAC Insurance Personal Lines Group
GMAC Insurance Personal Lines Group is one of the largest automobile insurers in the United States. GMAC Insurance Personal Lines Group offers property and casualty products, including personal auto, RV, motorcycle, commercial vehicle and homeowners insurance. With a nationwide network of claims professionals, local independent agents and brokers and a 24-hour, toll-free claims hotline available 365 days a year, GMAC Insurance provides superior claims service for its customers.