Guy Fieri will sponsor TBR's #36 Toyota at the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Sunday, July 26, 2009 in Indianapolis, IN. Recall that Guy Fieri is a car fanatic and a fan of NASCAR in general. His logo will be on the hood of the TBR Toyota Camry.
"I was Grand Marshall at Infineon Raceway and had an amazing time. When this opportunity came up, I jumped on it. NASCAR is an amazing way to promote my (Knuckle Sandwich) brand, and I look forward to supporting Tommy's efforts to continue to build his organization. We all have to start somewhere and what Tommy has done this year, I really admire." - Guy FieriTommy Baldwin, owner of Tommy Baldwin Racing would like to see this relationship grow into a marketing win-win-win. “We think there is a great opportunity for food companies with strong brands to be associated with Guy, TBR and NASCAR racing as a whole,” Baldwin said. "I respect what Guy has been able to accomplish in his career and know that our new relationship is just another recipe for success.”
Pluff Mudder, of FoodNetworkFans.com writes, "I know Tommy, he was the crew chief for a couple of years for my friend when he drove a Cup car. It expensive to own and operate a Cup team (especially these days and times) and Tommy's been having a tough time with sponsorship because he's one of the "little guys" who owns just one team unlike the big guys like Roush and Hendrick. Thanks to Guy for helping him out."
Mike Skinner (Susanville, CA) will drive the Toyota Camry in Sunday's race. Skinner, currently ranked 55th, will make his 259th start this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He has 10 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top-five and 38 top-10 finishes over those starts. He also earned the 1995 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship for Richard Childress Racing.
The Brickyard 400 will be televised live Sunday, July 26th beginning at 1 p.m. EST on ESPN and will be broadcast live on IMS Radio.
Just out of curiosity, if you were to design the hood of a Guy Fieri racing car, what design would you use?
Haha! Enjoy your weekend.
By the way and totally off topic, I think that the upcoming Houston episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives are going to be (please, please pardon me for this ...) off the hook. I have received literally thousands of hits on all of my Houston-oriented posts. The interest is bordering on obscene! And I mean that in a good way.
Houston fans and foodies, here's another article, an interview with Guy Fieri, with many mentions of his experiences in Houston, Texas - www.dailycomet.com
Pix from Infineon Raceway
At Infineon, in Texas and upcoming DDD taping in Ohio
Fun with the Shelby Cobra