HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (September 27, 2011) – Heinz 57R Sauce will sponsor the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) No. 20 Toyota Camry driven by Ryan Truex for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, October 1.
“Having Heinz 57R Sauce come on board with me is exciting. Dover is one of my favorite tracks, so it is a great place to start our relationship. Our car looks great and is very bright, so it will be hard to miss out on the track! It will look even better if we can get it in victory lane,” said Truex.
This is Truex’s 4th start in Nationwide Series races for JGR this season. His 13th place finish at Chicago, combined with his 11th at Atlanta and 4th at Richmond, make three consecutive top-15 finishes for him in his first three races.
Dover holds special meaning to the Truex family as it is close to their hometown of Mayetta, NJ. It is also the track at which the younger Truex clinched back-to-back K&N Pro Series East Championships in 2010. He is also scheduled to drive at Kansas and Phoenix later this year.
“We’re excited to support Ryan and the JGR team for the NASCAR Nationwide Series in Dover this weekend,” said Noel Geoffroy, Vice President of Heinz Brands. “Heinz 57R Sauce has been a part of America’s mealtime since 1911, and we’re thrilled to celebrate our 100th anniversary with this sponsorship.”
First introduced in 1911, Heinz 57R Sauce is celebrating 100 years of infusing fun and excitement into grilling fare across America. A favorite of families for generations, its versatile recipe adds a tangy twist to steak, chicken, pork, seafood and more. For more than 57 ways to ‘take it up a notch’ when grilling with Heinz 57R Sauce, visit Heinz57.com.
H.J. Heinz Company, offering “Good Food Every Day,”T is one of the world’s leading marketers and producers of healthy, convenient and affordable foods specializing in ketchup, sauces, meals, soups, snacks and infant nutrition. Heinz provides superior quality, taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether in the home, restaurants, the office or “on-the-go.” Heinz is a global family of leading branded products and famous for its iconic brands on six continents, showcased by HeinzR Ketchup, The World’s Favorite KetchupR.
About Ryan Truex:
Truex has excelled at every level of racing having won two K&N Pro Series East Championships for Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) in 2009 and 2010. In 2009 he joined now JGR teammate Joey Logano as the only driver to win both K&N Pro Series Rookie of the Year honors and the Championship in the same year. He would make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in 2010 earning an outside pole at Michigan and three top-15 finishes in just his first seven races for MWR. Truex is the younger brother of Martin Truex, Jr. who currently drives the No. 56 Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for MWR.
About Joe Gibbs Racing:
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR, currently fielding three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, three NASCAR Nationwide Series teams and a driver development program. Its driver lineup consists of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano in the Sprint Cup Series, while Brian Scott joins those three in the Nationwide Series along with Michael McDowell, Kelly Bires, Drew Herring, and Ryan Truex. JGR also boasts Darrell Wallace, Jr. in its driver development program. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs – a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame – JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning three Cup Series championships, and three Nationwide Series owner’s championship along with more than 150 NASCAR races, including three Brickyard 400s and the 1993 Daytona 500.