Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Subways Jared to Grand Marshal for the Nationwide Race in Daytona

from Daytona International Speedway press release

SUBWAY® Restaurants national spokesman, Jared Fogle, has been named Grand Marshal for the SUBWAY® Jalapeño 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) on Friday night, July 3 DIS President Robin Braig announced.

Fogle will utter the most famous words in racing, giving the command of: “Gentlemen, start your engines!”

“I really appreciate the opportunity to be part of such an exciting event at NASCAR’s greatest venue with my friends from SUBWAY restaurants and Coca-Cola,” said Fogle. “I am sure it will be a night of action-packed NASCAR racing and a great way to kick off the Fourth of July weekend.”

Fogle, who lost 245 pounds by eating SUBWAY® sandwiches and exercising, celebrated his 10-year anniversary of keeping the weight off in 2008 and continues to be the leading face for the brand. SUBWAY® Restaurants are also a primary sponsor of Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Fusion. The SUBWAY® colors will adorn the No. 99 car Saturday night, July 4 under the lights at DIS for the 51st annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

We look forward to welcoming Jared and SUBWAY to the hallowed grounds of Daytona International Speedway,” said Braig. “We’re proud to have SUBWAY and Coca-Cola team up to sponsor one of the most exciting NASCAR Nationwide Series races of the year.”

Tickets for the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola on July 2-4 are available on your web-enabled phone at, online at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

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