Sunday, January 30, 2011

Biffle, Edwards to appear on tonight's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'

With the Daytona 500 less than a month away, get ready to see your favorite NASCAR drivers making the rounds on TV to help promote "The Great American Race." Tonight Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards team up to help warn against dangers of texting and driving.

Concord, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2011) -- Roush Fenway Racing teammates Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards will appear on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to demonstrate the dangers of texting and driving. The show will air tonight, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

"Texting while driving is incredibly dangerous and I think it's an extremely important message to get out to everyone right now but especially teenage drivers,” Biffle said. “While Carl and I had a lot of fun taping the segment for ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,’ it is a very serious issue. Being a part of the show really opened my eyes to the dangers of texting while driving and I'm sure it will do the same for all of the viewers.  Ford has a great program to educate teenagers about safe driving skills and you can get more information at www.drivingskillsforlife.com (http://www.drivingskillsforlife.com/)."

The RFR teammates’ appearance is in support of the Brown family of Wellman, Texas, who lost their daughter in a tragic auto accident involving texting and driving. Since the accident the family has dedicated their lives to communicating the dangers of this practice. Biffle and Edwards are joined by Justin Beiber and Emma Roberts on the show.

Edwards on during Pro Bowl: In addition to "Extreme Makeover," fans can tune in to see Carl Edwards during tonight's Pro Bowl coverage. The driver of the No. 99 Aflac Ford will appear as a guest commentator during the pre-game show as well as half-time. The Pro Bowl will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. ET on FOX from the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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