Ryan Newman to be sponsored by Progressive Insurance at Atlanta


Ryan Newman and his No. 6 Ford will be sponsored by Progressive Insurance this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET on Fox), Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday.

“We’re excited to welcome Progressive Insurance to the team this weekend in Atlanta,” Newman said in a press release. “A major brand such as theirs fits well into the NASCAR space. Atlanta makes for a challenging and entertaining race with the differing options of the preferred line, so we’re looking forward to it with Progressive on board.”

This is the first time Progressive has been a primary sponsor on a car in a national NASCAR series.

“We’re inspired by the resolve of Ryan and thrilled to be working with him and the team at Roush Fenway Racing this weekend in Atlanta,” Jay VanAntwerp, Progressive’s Media Business Leader, said in the press release. “Racing fans, and sports fans in general, are craving

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What small-business owners can do to be community allies in a time of protest


Right now, you’re probably just trying to ensure that your small business survives the impact of COVID-19. But America is at a turning point, and your voice matters. Small-business owners are some of the most respected members of their communities. What you say and what you do is important.

On Memorial Day, an unarmed African American was killed at the hands of police. Watching the video of the death of George Floyd is heart-wrenching. But it’s just the latest in a string of police killings of unarmed black victims.

Last week, Christian Cooper was bird-watching in New York’s Central Park. When he asked Amy Cooper, a white woman, to leash her dog in an area where dogs were not allowed off-leash, the woman called the police, claiming an African American male was threatening her, even though she was the one breaking the law.     

The death of George Floyd has

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