First Data to Be Featured On No. 1 Credit One Bank Chevrolet SS at Martinsville Speedway
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Leader in global commerce to partner with Credit One Bank at Martinsville
Will also honor a veteran business owner ahead of Veteran’s Day
NEW YORK, OCTOBER 27, 2016 – First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, today announced that it will partner with Credit One Bank and be featured on the No. 1 Credit One Bank Chevrolet SS driven by Jamie McMurray at this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race, the Goody’s Fast Relief 500, at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.
McMurray, a seven-time NSCS race winner, will be behind the wheel of the car from Chip Ganassi Racing, which, for the first time, will feature First Data’s logo alongside Credit One Bank, one of the largest and fastest growing issuers of credit cards in the United States.
Leading up to Veteran’s Day on November 11, First Data will host a veteran business owner at Martinsville Speedway to take part in one of America’s most popular spectator sports. First Data is deeply committed to veterans and their families through First Data Salutes, the company-wide military engagement strategy aimed at providing the military community with career opportunities, educational resources, and business solutions for veteran-owned businesses.
“Given that so many of our millions of small business owners are avid NASCAR fans, First Data is pleased to partner with Credit One Bank and have our name on proud display on Jamie’s car as he competes at Martinsville,” said Frank Bisignano, First Data Chairman and CEO. “As a provider of cutting edge payments solutions, First Data’s presence in sports venues is on the rise, and this is a great opportunity to engage with partners, clients, and prospects as the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup approaches its dramatic finish.”
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with a company that shares our commitment to both veterans and NASCAR,” said Laura Faulkner, vice president of marketing communications, Credit One Bank. “First Data’s involvement with NASCAR is a great way for us to wrap up a successful inaugural season with NASCAR, Jamie McMurray and the Chip Ganassi Racing team.”
On race day, First Data will recognize Phil Lennon, a former member of the Marine Corps and a graduate of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, of which First Data is a major sponsor. In May 2015, First Data and the IVMF launched the Coalition of Veteran Owned Business (CVOB) to support the success of businesses owned by veterans, service members, and military spouses.
First Data has made strides in the sports and entertainment industry, recently announcing a deal to bring cutting-edge technology to Seattle Seahawks fans at CenturyLink Field. This baseball season, First Data also partnered with the New York Mets and sponsored the “Veteran of the Game,” which honored a veteran’s achievements at each Mets home game.
About First Data
First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. The company’s 24,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,500 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year.
About Credit One Bank
Credit One Bank, N.A. is a U.S. based national bank that specializes in credit cards. Established more than 30 years ago, Credit One Bank is one of the largest and fastest growing issuers of credit cards in the industry and provides a broad spectrum of credit card products. Credit One Bank offers millions of card members cash back rewards, credit education tools, and free online access to their credit score each month. For more information, please visit www.CreditOneBank.com.
About Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 25 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include four cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, two cars in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, two factory Ford GT's in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, two factory Ford GT's in the FIA World Endurance Championship and two Supercars in Red Bull Global Rallycross. Overall his teams have 18 championships and more than 170 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400, six Rolex 24 At Daytonas, the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Pa. For more information log onto: www.chipganassiracing.com