Farm Rich and Ragan Partner in Home State
Ga.-Based Brand and Atlanta Track Offer Ultimate Fan Giveaway
July 30, 2014
STATESVILLE, N.C. (July 30, 2014) – Farm Rich will go NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing once again, returning David Ragan’s No. 34 Ford in the company’s and the driver’s home state. The frozen snacks and appetizers brand will be the primary sponsor of David Ragan’s Ford Fusion at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway on Aug. 31 for the Atlanta 500.
Kroger is teaming up with Farm Rich for the Atlanta race week, hosting Ragan for autograph appearances and other in-store promotions in the Atlanta area in weeks leading up to the race. The Kroger logo will appear on the No. 34 rear quarter panel.
Ragan will appear at four Kroger stores to meet fans and sign autographs on Aug. 27-28:
Wednesday, Aug. 27
3-4 p.m. Kroger, 301 Jonesboro Road, McDonough, Ga. 30253
5-6 p.m. Kroger, 1524 Highway 16 West, Griffin, Ga. 30223
Thursday, Aug. 28
3-4 p.m. Kroger, 3618 Highway 138 SE, Stockbridge, Ga. 30281
5-6 p.m. Kroger, 5900 East Lake Parkway, McDonough, Ga. 30253
Farm Rich is also partnering with Atlanta Motor Speedway for the “Ultimate Fan Giveaway”, which will give one lucky fan a four-pack set of VIP tickets to “Club One” at the speedway for the Sunday night race on Labor Day weekend. The luxury suite offers the ultimate fan experience, including the track’s only roof-top observation deck available to fans. Fans can enter the Ultimate Fan Giveaway via the Farm Rich Facebook page at facebook.com/FarmRichSnacks. They can also follow all the race-week activity on Twitter at @DavidRagan.
The 28-year-old Ragan grew up in Unadilla, Ga., and is proud to have a Georgia-based partner at his home track.
“The Atlanta race is special to me every year, of course, because it’s my home state and Atlanta Motor Speedway is one of the tracks where I grew up racing,” Ragan said. “Farm Rich has been a great partner, really embracing the sport and its fans, and this race will be a big deal for them because of its Georgia ties. You can still call us the ‘Georgia home team’ that week.”
The Atlanta 500 will be televised live on ESPN on Aug. 31 at 7:30p.m. ET.
“Racing fans across Georgia and around the country love to support David and he has a great reputation among fans and fellow drivers. We’re thrilled to support him and the ‘Georgia home team’ once again, in one of NASCAR’s biggest races of the year, and right here in our own home state,” said Shannon Gilreath, Farm Rich senior brand manager. “We can’t wait to see the Farm Rich No. 34 on Labor Day!”
About Farm Rich
Farm Rich (www.farmrich.com), a brand of Rich Products Corporation, is based in St. Simons Island, Ga., and features a portfolio of snack and appetizer products sold at grocery and club stores nationwide. The brand has partnered with Front Row Motorsports and Ragan in previous, including a May 2013 trip to Victory Lane at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
Kroger’s Atlanta Division is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and is one of the Southeast’s largest retail grocery chains with over 184 stores covering Georgia, eastern Alabama, and South Carolina. Kroger was recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in the U.S. The Company focuses its charitable efforts on hunger relief, K-12 education, women’s health initiatives and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit www.kroger.com.
About Front Row Motorsports:
Front Row Motorsports is a race-winning organization competing in the NASCAR’s premier Sprint Cup Series, fielding the No. 34 of David Ragan, the No. 38 of David Gilliland and the No. 35 Ford. The team is owned by Bob Jenkins and is headquartered just outside of Charlotte, N.C. FRM was named to INC Magazine’s “INC 5000” list in 2012, recognizing the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The team’s partnership base is representative of more than $200 billion of the U.S. economy and includes organizations such as Ford Motor Company, CSX Transportation, Love’s Travel Stops, Farm Rich, Taco Bell and Long John Silver’s. Visit teamfrm.com.