CONCORD, N.C. (August 27, 2012) – Health and wellness company AdvoCare will power the No. 43 Ford Fusion on Labor Day weekend, sponsoring Aric Almirola at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway. The award-winning company, which offers energy, weight-loss, nutrition, and sports performance products, will also be the title sponsor of the September 2 Sprint Cup race, the AdvoCare 500, for the second consecutive year.
The event will mark the 2012 debut of the AdvoCare blue and white colors on Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Ford Fusion. But the company is no stranger to Almirola. The 28-year-old driver is a regular user of AdvoCare products in his nutrition and fitness regimen.
“Everything in racing is about having a competitive edge, and I feel AdvoCare products give me a competitive edge,” Almirola said. “But you don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from their products. Anyone who wants to get more out of their workouts or sports activities can benefit. I’ve used AdvoCare products for a while, and now it will be cool to have the company on my No. 43 Ford, too.”
Almirola has a top-five finish and two top-10 finishes collectively in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series at Atlanta. The AdvoCare 500 will be his second Sprint Cup Series start at the 1.54-mile oval.
“We’re excited to be back on the No. 43 Ford this season in Atlanta,” said AdvoCare Director of Sponsorships Mike Vaught. “The way the Petty family has done business over the years shows a lot of the same principles that we abide by in our own company – maintaining a standard of excellence, committing to honor and integrity, and putting a focus on family. We’re proud to partner with the team and with Aric for the AdvoCare 500.”
The AdvoCare 500 will be televised nationally by ESPN on Sunday, September 2, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
About Richard Petty Motorsports:
A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneurs Andrew Murstein and Douglas Bergeron, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields two teams in competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Aric Almirola pilots the famous No. 43 Ford Fusion with primary partners Smithfield Foods, U.S. Air Force and STP and Marcos Ambrose drives the No. 9 machine with primary partners Stanley and DEWALT. In addition, Michael Annett wheels the No. 43 Pilot Flying J Ford Mustang full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The team is headquartered in Concord, N.C.
Since 1993, AdvoCare has offered nutrition, weight loss, energy and sports performance products of the highest quality developed through comprehensive research and backed by a Scientific & Medical Advisory Board. AdvoCare offers more than 70 exclusive products and a business opportunity that empowers individuals to explore their ultimate potential. AdvoCare is headquartered in Plano, Texas. For more information on AdvoCare, visit www.advocare.com or call 800-542-4800.