Sunday, February 26, 2012

Rick Santorum Sponsors Tony Raines In DAYTONA 500



DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - The Rick Santorum for President campaign sponsored Front Row Motorsports' No. 26 Ford Fusion in tomorrow's Daytona 500, which was postponed until Monday due to rain.

Veteran driver Tony Raines will be behind the wheel of the No. 26 entry after qualifying on speed for the starting field last Sunday in the 'feel-good, underdog story of the day.'


GOP Presidential primary candidate Rick Santorum said, "NASCAR and the Daytona 500 are about as American as you can get - and it's great to have my campaign represented by one of these incredible machines.  The race weekend is a wonderful tradition that we're excited to be a part of as we spread our message.  I like how Tony Raines turned some heads last weekend with his qualifying run and we'd like to keep turning heads too.  I think we're both looking for a win in the end."

 
Tony Raines team owner Bob Jenkins said, "We're glad to partner with the Santorum campaign.  We know there will be millions of eyes on these cars on Sunday and we know we can help get their message out.  It's a pretty tight battle for the Republican nomination right now, and the former Senator is right in the thick of it.  We hope we're in the thick of it come Sunday out on the racetrack, too."

The Rick Santorum for President's campaign messaging will be on the hood and quarter panels of Raines' Ford Fusion for Sunday's season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.  

The delay of the Daytona 500 could hurt the Santorum 2012 campaign DAYTONA 500 ad strategy because  both the Michigan and Arizona GOP primaries will be held on Tuesday.


Monday's Daytona 500 will air nationwide today on FOX, with coverage beginning at noon (E.S.T).


Monday’s schedule:
5 a.m. – Parking lots open
6 a.m. – Bus transportation begins
7 a.m. – Ticket offices open
7:30 a.m. – Trams begin running
8 a.m. – Gates and Sprint FANZONE opens
12:01 p.m. – Green flag for the 54th annual Daytona 500
The race will air on FOX at noon.
The Daytona 500 Champion’s Breakfast has been postponed to a later date.

Image Credit: Santorum 2012 Campaign