Atlanta Motor Speedway officials announced today that World Financial Group will sponsor the new Friday night, March 18 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. The event, which will follow Georgia Power Qualifying Night for the NEXTEL Cup Series race, will be called the World Financial Group 200.

The World Financial Group 200 will be part of the new spring weekend format that will include NASCAR¿s three premier racing series: Craftsman Truck, Busch and NEXTEL Cup.

World Financial Group began its foray into NASCAR racing this fall, sponsoring the American Speed Association race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in October, as well as Carl Edwards¿ No. 99 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup car for several races.

"Our NASCAR sponsorship experience took our entire organization to a dynamic new level," said Tim Stonehocker, President & CEO of World Financial Group. "Everyone associated with our company felt the excitement and pride of this historic moment. We are thrilled to build on this momentum and join forces once again with the quality people at Atlanta Motor Speedway to bring NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series racing to millions of dedicated fans."

Tickets are on sale now for all three days of racing excitement during the March 18-20 Golden Corral 500 weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The weekend kicks off with Georgia Power Qualifying Night and the new World Financial Group 200 on Friday, March 18.

The action heats up on Saturday, March 19, for the Aaron¿s 312, showcasing top racing veterans and some of the hottest up-and-coming drivers in the country. The weekend will culminate on Sunday, March 20, with the running of the Golden Corral 500. For tickets to the Golden Corral 500 weekend call Ticketmaster, or call the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211.

About World Financial Group, Inc.

World Financial Group, Inc. (WFG) is an independent marketing company whose affiliates offer life insurance and a broad array of financial products and services. Through its thousands of independent associates in the United States and Canada, World Financial Group strives to help individuals and families who are often overlooked by the financial services industry to plan for their financial futures and work toward their goals no matter what their income.  

Unlike other companies that may offer financial products and services from one or two companies, World Financial Group believes in the power of choice for clients. World Financial Group has agreements with more than 70 separate insurance and financial services companies, giving WFG associates the opportunity to offer clients a wide variety of products and services so they can choose the ones that best fit their needs.

 World Financial Group and its exclusive broker-dealer World Group Securities, Inc. are both members of a respected corporate family - the AEGON Group.

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