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Mason Caps Off Pair of Successful Weekends With Championship

After announcing his huge Late Model deal with Bill Elliott Racing and Jeff Foxworthy's Full Force Energy Shot, Mason was excited about his Late Model debut with his new team. On Thursday March 1, Mason was able to practice the car for the first time at South Alabama Speedway in preparation for The Rattler. The next day, timed practices started for all the Late Model teams preparing for The Rattler. Including all three rounds of practice, Mason was never lower than 4th on the speed charts out of the 29 Pro Late Models entered in the race. After a disappointing qualifying run of 14th, Mason was ready for the race. At the drop of the green flag, he was headed to the front. After 100 laps of hard racing, Mason drove his Ford to a 4th place finish. After the race, Mason said, "Man, this thing was good for all 100 laps. It finished the race, just as strong as it started. Ricky (Turner, Crew Chief) really had the right setup on it tonight. I could drive it anywhere on the track that I needed it to go. I really can not thank Bill Elliott Racing enough for giving me this opportunity and Jeff Foxworthy's Full Force Energy Shot for making a deal this big come together."

Saturday, at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Mason rolled in to run the final race of the Winter Flurry Series. Having won 4 out of the 5 races he had run in the series, he was hoping for a victory to keep his hot streak intact. After a hard fought battle in the feature, Mason was able to win the race and the Pro Division Championship. This ended a very successful Series for Mason, in 6 races he had 5 wins and one 3rd place finish. Special thanks goes to Doug Stevens and Advanced Technology Motorsports for helping Mason and having his car ready to run upfront at every race.

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MASON MASSEY TO RACE FOR BILL ELLIOTT RACING WITH JEFF FOXWORTHY’S FULL FORCE ENERGY SHOT AS PRIMARY SPONSOR

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February 24, 2012
Contact: Mayes Massey
Mayes@MasonMassey.com
(770) 318-7756

MASON MASSEY TO RACE FOR BILL ELLIOTT RACING WITH JEFF FOXWORTHY’S FULL FORCE ENERGY SHOT AS PRIMARY SPONSOR

DOUGLASVILLE, GA (February 24, 2012) – Mason Massey Racing announced today that driver Mason Massey will pilot the No. 9 Pro Late Model for Bill Elliott Racing during the 2012 season. Praelia Pharmaceuticals has come on board to sponsor Massey in the No. 9 machine to promote their new product Jeff Foxworthy's Full Force Energy Shot which will be on store shelves in March.

"Mason is a good kid,” said Bill Elliott, team owner and former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. “I've watched him race in Bandoleros and Legends and now in Late Models. He does a good job and we are looking forward to working with him at Bill Elliott Racing and helping him to progress on to the next level of his career."

Massey will compete in a 20-race schedule under the direction of Crew Chief Ricky Turner which will take him to tracks including South Alabama Speedway (AL), Five Flags Speedway (FL), Gresham Motorsports Park (GA), Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL), and Mobile Speedway (AL).

"It should be fun working with young talent in Late Models,” said Turner. “It is going to be a challenge for both Bill Elliott Racing and Mason driving for a new team, but we are looking forward to figuring out what Mason likes as a driver and building his confidence throughout the season."

Massey will take over the seat vacated by Elliott’s son Chase who has been signed to a multi-year contract with Hendrick Motorsports.

"I am really excited and honored to be racing for Bill (Elliott Racing),” said Massey. “It is not often that you get to race for a former NASCAR Champion with such a huge part of history in the sport. He is a great guy and I really appreciate him thinking of me when Chase (Elliott) signed with Hendrick Motorsports. Their Late Model program is by far one of the strongest in the country. It is definitely going to be a huge challenge moving up from the Legend cars, but a challenge that I have prayed for."

Massey has accumulated numerous accomplishments including multiple championships throughout his racing career and he is ready to take the next step and continue honing his skills behind the wheel.

"Working with a Crew Chief like Ricky (Turner) is something all drivers would love to do,” said the young racer. “He is so knowledgeable on these late models and is a good guy. He reminds me so much of my current Legend Car Crew Chief, Doug Stevens, because he is very quiet and always focused on getting the cars to run faster. Ricky and Doug are both considered to be the very best at what they do and I can not wait until we get started with this Late Model program."

The team is very proud to announce the partnership with Praelia Pharmaceuticals and the brand new Jeff Foxworthy's Full Force Energy Shot. Massey will participate in appearances at various food and drug chains that will carry the product once it has been released, as well as handing out samples of the Shot and other Praelia Pharmaceuticals products at the race track.

"Praelia Pharmaceuticals is excited to be starting a new venture with Mason,” said Steven Lutz, the company’s Chief Executive. “Together our winning combination will successfully launch Jeff Foxworthy's Full Force Energy Shot. The Foxworthy Family and the Massey family exemplify good people and we are proud to have them as a part of our team. We look forward to building a lasting relationship that will continue long into the future."

Massey will get behind the wheel of the No. 9 machine for the first time on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012, at South Alabama Speedway for the Pro Late Model Rattler 125 with Jeff Foxworthy’s Full Force Energy Shot on the car.

About Mason Massey

Mason Massey is a 15-year-old race car driver from Winston, GA. Massey got his start racing Quarter Midgets at the age of four. After learning many lessons and accumulating over 40 wins Massey made the transition to Bandoleros for four years where he earned over 100 victories before moving up to Legend cars. The young driver saw success in the Legends Young Lions division and was moved up to the elite Pro division at the end of the 2011 racing season. He then won four out of the first six Pro division races he competed in. For more information about Mason Massey, please visit his website at www.MasonMassey.com.

About Bill Elliott Racing

Bill Elliott Racing is a Driver Development team owned and operated by former NASCAR Sprint Cup series champion Bill Elliott. For more information about Bill Elliott Racing, please visit www.BillElliott.com.

About Praelia Pharmaceuticals

Praelia Pharmaceuticals develops, in licenses and commercializes Rx and OTC products for wide ranging indications in personal and hospital healthcare. For more information on Praelia Pharmaceuticals, please visit www.Praelia.com.

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Mason Wins at Atlanta, Points Lead Increases

Mason had an outstanding day at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday racing in the Pro division. After starting 3rd in the heat race, he took the lead on lap 3 and led to the finish. Starting on the pole in the feature, Mason had an awesome racecar and led the entire 20 laps for his 3rd Pro win in the 2011-12 Winter Flurry Series.

After the race, Mason said, " Doug made a couple of changes in the shop on Friday before practice. This car was unbelievable today. I have never had a car drive this good at Atlanta. I just wanna thank Doug for all his hard work and my family and sponsors for making this happen. Hopefully, this is just the beginning to a great 2012, because we have alot of things going on this year. I am really excited."