Biffle To Defend GFS Marketplace 400 Title In National Guard “PRISM” Ford

August 17, 2005

On August 22 nd, 2004, Greg Biffle drove the National Guard Ford with a special “Flash” paint scheme to victory lane at Michigan International Speedway. This year the National Guard Ford will feature another special paint scheme in the GFS Marketplace 400. They have chosen this weekend to unveil the No. 16 National Guard “PRISM” Ford.

The Army National Guard and Rival Interactive are creating a first person 3D shooter called PRISM: Guard Shield that contains a unique blend of stealth operations and fast action game play. The game focuses on the unconventional application of new and emerging weapons and surveillance technologies in the war against terrorism. PRISM takes place in the near future with the player becoming the newest member of a highly secretive homeland defense unit known as PRISM. PRISM focuses on familiar locations in the US such as Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, CA. When terrorist activities are suspected or potential targets are identified, players are called into action.

“I’ve gotten a basic understanding of the game from the information they have on the 1-800-GO-GUARD website and it sounds like a pretty cool game,” said Biffle. “The paint scheme is awesome. The guys in the shop were pretty excited about it and that says a lot. We won last year’s race in a special paint scheme with the ‘Flash’ car, so it would be pretty cool get a win this year in the ‘PRISM’ car.”

“One of the Army National Guard’s major missions is to defend our country against homeland threats,” said Army National Guard deputy division chief Lieutenant Colonel Mike Jones. “The PRISM game offers players the simulated experience of doing just that. We hope it will generate interest in learning more about the opportunities the Guard offers not only in terms of the monetary benefits, but the more noble cause of being part of protecting the freedoms that we as Americans enjoy every day.”