Free community event will feature family-friendly entertainment, driver appearances and exciting prizes
NORCROSS, Ga. (Jan. 7, 2019) Start your engines — early! NASCAR fans in the greater Atlanta metro will not have to wait until February’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 event to get a glimpse of the 2019 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). QuikTrip (QT), one of the nation’s premier convenience and gasoline marketers, will host a Pit Party for fans on Saturday, Jan. 26th at a Norcross QT store to kick off the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 race weekend in February.
QT’s Pit Party will feature a variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment throughout the day. Coca-Cola® will feature its interactive race simulator where fans can enjoy a NASCAR driver’s seat experience. Coca-Cola Racing team drivers Bubba Wallace and Daniel Suãrez will make appearances.
QT will feature its prize wheel, a DJ, have mascots on-site and provide free food sampling from QT Kitchens throughout the day. For guests who enter, QT and Coca-Cola will be giving away grand prizes of rides with Coca-Cola Racing Family drivers at AMS during the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 race weekend. This exclusive experience will let winners sit alongside a Coca-Cola Racing Family driver in a Chevrolet pace car and take a spin around the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
“We’re eager to host this community Pit Party event to generate some excitement among all of the great NASCAR fans in the city, while also showing the fans how they can honor and support our military members in conjunction with our partner, Folds of Honor,” said Mendi Parker, QT’s Manager of Store Marketing / PR & Events. “Our goal is to make the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 the most patriotic NASCAR race in the country, and this Pit Party will be a preview for all of the fun and patriotic activities we have planned this year.”
QT’s Pit Party will take place at 5795 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross, GA, at the intersection of Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Brookhollow Parkway. The event will be held from 10am to 3pm. The event is free and open to the community.
MEDIA NOTE: Media are encouraged to attend for numerous photo/video opportunities; all activities and “talent” (NASCAR drivers) are cleared for photos/video.
QuikTrip Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1958, QuikTrip has grown to a more than $11 billion company with 750+ stores in 11 states. QuikTrip gives back to the communities it serves, donating five percent of net profits to charitable organizations in those communities. With over 20,000 employees, QuikTrip has consistently been ranked as one of the top convenience store marketers in product quality and friendly service. To find out more about QuikTrip, visit www.quiktrip.com.
About Folds of Honor
Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and platinum on GuideStar, that provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Our educational scholarships support private educational tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional and F-16 fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserves who served three tours of duty in Iraq, the Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded nearly 20,000 scholarships in all 50 states and some US territories, including approximately 4,000 in 2018 alone. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship and to learn more, please visit foldsofhonor.org.
About Atlanta Motor Speedway
Opened in 1960, Atlanta Motor Speedway’s 1.54 mile oval is one of NASCAR’s original Super Speedways. Marquee events at the speedway include the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Weekend in February, The Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama in April and Thursday Thunder presented by Papa John’s Pizza and The O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags short track summer racing series. In addition, the track boasts more than 200 event days through the year.