CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LendingTree announced today that it will sponsor Swan Racing's No. 30 Toyota and Parker Kligerman for the Daytona 500. The Daytona 500, NASCAR's biggest race, will be held this Sunday, February 23 at the Daytona International Speedway and will be broadcast live on FOX. This is LendingTree's first time partnering with a NASCAR team.
"We're extremely excited to partner with Swan Racing in our first–ever involvement with NASCAR, and proud to support rookie driver Parker Kligerman at Daytona," said Doug Lebda, LendingTree's founder CEO. "LendingTree's primary focus is to empower individuals, whether that's empowering borrowers against big banks or empowering up-and-coming drivers against more established race teams." "The No. 30 LendingTree Toyota is ready to roll and we are looking forward to getting on track beginning with tonight's Budweiser DUEL qualifying race and then Sunday's Daytona 500," said Kligerman. The Budweiser DUEL consist of two 150 mile qualifying races held tonight at 7 p.m. ET in Daytona and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1. Kligerman, who is also a Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate, will compete in the first race. About Swan Racing Swan Racing is a professional stock-car racing team, based in Statesville, N.C., that competes full-time in 36 nationally televised races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Swan Racing fields two teams driven by Parker Kligerman (No. 30) and Cole Whitt (No. 26). The team is owned by Swan Energy CEO Brandon Davis. About LendingTree, LLC LendingTree, LLC is the nation's leading online source for competitive home loan offers, empowering consumers during the mortgage, refinance or auto loan process. LendingTree provides an online marketplace which connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business, as well as an array of online tools and information to help consumers find the best loan. Since inception, LendingTree has facilitated more than 30 million loan requests and $214 billion in closed loan transactions. LendingTree provides access to lenders offering mortgages and refinance loans, home equity loans/lines of credit, and more. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of Tree.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE). For more information go to www.lendingtree.com, dial 800-555-TREE, join our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @LendingTree. Contact:Megan Greuling1-704-943-8208 Megan.Greuling@tree.com Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110518/MM04455LOGO SOURCE LendingTree