MARIETTA, Ga. (Jan. 23, 2020) NASCAR fans in the greater Atlanta metro can catch an early glimpse of the 2020 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 race at QuikTrip’s upcoming Pit Party, a free, family-friendly event. QuikTrip (QT), one of the nation’s premier convenience and gasoline marketers, will host the Pit Party for fans on Saturday, Feb. 1st at a Marietta QT store to kick off the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 race weekend in mid-March.
QT’s Pit Party will offer a variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment throughout the day. Coca-Cola®’s show car will be on-site and the company will feature its interactive race simulator where fans can enjoy a NASCAR driver’s seat experience. Coca-Cola® Racing Family drivers Bubba Wallace and NASCAR legend Kyle Petty will make appearances, signing autographs and taking photos with fans. Wallace will be on-site from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and Petty from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
QT will offer a variety of entertainment options, including: a prize wheel with giveaways; a raffle to benefit Folds of Honor, featuring an autographed mini Coca-Cola® racing hoodie grand prize, a DJ, face painter, balloon artist, inflatable slide and free food sampling from QT Kitchens throughout the day. For guests who enter, QT and Coca-Cola® will be giving away six grand prizes of rides with Coca-Cola® Racing Family drivers at AMS during the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 race weekend (must be 18 years or older to enter). This exclusive experience will let winners sit alongside a Coca-Cola® Racing Family driver in a Chevrolet pace car and take a spin around the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
“We look forward to hosting another exciting Pit Party event with Atlanta NASCAR fans ahead of this year’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 race in March, and are eager to show fans how they can honor and support our military members with our partner Folds of Honor,” said QuikTrip Marketing & Communications Manager Mendi Parker. “We have lots of fun activities, giveaways and prizes planned for this Pit Party and we encourage the community to join us for the event to get a preview of what’s to come with another exciting Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 race this year.”
QT’s Pit Party will take place at 825 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA, at the corner of Sandy Plains Road and Canton Road. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. QT invites the community to attend this free event.
MEDIA NOTE: Media are encouraged to attend for numerous photo/video opportunities; all activities and “talent” (NASCAR drivers) are cleared for photos/video.
QuikTrip Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1958, QuikTrip has grown to a more than $11 billion company with 800+ stores in 11 states. QuikTrip gives back to the communities it serves, donating five percent of net profits to charitable organizations in those communities. With over 21,000 employees, QuikTrip has consistently been ranked as one of the top convenience store marketers in product quality and friendly service. To find out more about QuikTrip, visit www.quiktrip.com.
About Folds of Honor
Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and platinum on GuideStar, that provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Our educational scholarships support private educational tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, a PGA Professional and F-16 fighter pilot in the Air Force Reserves who served three tours of duty in Iraq, the Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded nearly 20,000 scholarships in all 50 states and some US territories, including approximately 4,000 in 2018 alone. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship and to learn more, please visit foldsofhonor.org.
About Atlanta Motor Speedway
Opened in 1960, Atlanta Motor Speedway's 1.54 mile oval is one of NASCAR's original Super Speedways. Marquee events at the speedway include the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Weekend in February, The Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama in April and Thursday Thunder presented by Papa John’s Pizza and The O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags short track summer racing series. In addition, the track boasts more than 200 event days through the year.