UPS was linked to Roush Fenway Racing three months ago when the organization was looking for sponsorship for Carl Edwards.
Aflac ended up sponsoring Edwards, but Roush Fenway Racing still might land UPS as the organization still needs a sponsor for David Ragan. Talks with UPS are continuing as UPS has not committed to a team in 2009, Roush Fenway Racing President Geoff Smith confirmed.
Michael Waltrip Racing is not expected to retain UPS, and Roush Fenway needs a sponsor to replace AAA for Ragan.
“We are a candidate,” Smith said in an email. “We don’t know at this time whether or not we will win. … Of course it would be fantastic to be associated with UPS.”
UPS has been linked to several drivers and organizations. Gillett Evernham Motorsports still needs a sponsor for its No. 10 car and has not committed yet to current driver Patrick Carpentier. Stewart-Haas Racing still needs a sponsor for Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Inc. still needs sponsorship for its No. 01 car, driven this year by Regan Smith. Yates Racing still needs sponsors for its drivers as well.