AVONDALE, Ariz. (November 9, 2010) – JTG Daugherty Racing has some of the best partners with promotions linked to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Last weekend, Marcos Ambrose and JTG Daugherty Racing delivered a top 15 finish for Tom Thumb at Texas Motor Speedway while tying in product displays, a speed shopping event for fans and a donation to the Roanoke Food Pantry.
This week, Ambrose will carry Little Debbie on the hood of his No. 47 Toyota Camry at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) with strong support from SAFEWAY. JTG Daugherty Racing partners (Clorox, McKee Foods, Kimberly-Clark, LANCE, Bush’s Beans, TUMS, Reynold’s) have joined forces with SAFEWAY to bring awareness to “Ben & Matt’s Million Can Crusade” and make a donation to the valley’s largest can food drive.
“This is Ben and Matt’s third annual can food drive and we’re glad to be able to participate in the program thanks to SAFEWAY,” Ambrose said about the two radio personalities that make up Ben and Matt in the Morning on KNIX country station in Phoenix.
Every dollar donated provides 10 cans of meat, fish, veggies, fruitand other non-perishables to thousands of individuals and families in need. NASCAR fans can also be a part of the crusade to raise a Million Cans of food (or the cash equivalent) by dropping off food at any SAFEWAY store in Arizona or at St. Vincent de Paul’s in Phoenix and/or by making a donation at any Desert Schools Federal Credit Union. For more information on SAFEWAY locations for donations, visit www.knixcountry.com.
Ambrose will also be appearing at SAFEWAY (#2618) on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at 440 North Estrella Parkway in Goodyear, Ariz. before practice and qualifying at PIR on Friday.
“We’ll be out at SAFEWAY on Thursday night and we hope to see you there,” Ambrose said. “It’s an opportunity for me to meet and sign autographs for fans while promoting our brands and at the same time work together to help Ben and Matt reach their first million by the end of November.”
Once Ambrose wraps up at SAFEWAY, he looks to top his best Phoenix NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finish in the No. 47 Little Debbie Toyota/SAFEWAY Toyota Camry. In four starts, Ambrose has a pair of 11th-place finishes, a 14th-place finish and an 18th-place finish respectively.
“I really like the track – – it’s a one-mile flat-track and there’s a lot of room to race,” Ambrose said. “It’s just a fun track to race on in general and the weather this time of year in Arizona is really comfortable. We’re looking to break into the top-10 this weekend. We’ve been close the last two times out.”
Live coverage of Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 on ESPN begins at 3 p.m. ET at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, November 14th. The event will also air on MRN Radio and Sirius XM Satellite Radio.