Rusty Wallace and his son Steve looked NASCAR fans right in the eye. On a series of TV commercials several years ago, the duo promoted the extended auto warranty company US Fidelis. The company’s website had pictures of the two as anchor images on the homepage. This NASCAR sponsorship was a key part of the company’s marketing efforts.

The Wallace father and son made it personal. They assured fans on the TV commercials that the Wallace family could vouch for US Fidelis. Thousands of NASCAR fans trusted the Wallaces and signed-up, believing the extended warranties would cover almost everything. Unfortunately, it was all a lie.

“Trouble Brewing For Rusty Wallace And US Fidelis Sponsor” was a Daly Planet column from June of 2009. Click on the title to read it. Various media outlets had begun to report on the reality of US Fidelis. NBC’s Today Show dropped a bomb with a look at what was happening inside the company. That video can be seen by using the story link above.