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Tim Randall, an Aspen Dentalpatient from Corning, N.Y., will have his photo featured on 

Ryan Newman’s No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet at the Finger Lakes 355k at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Sunday, August 12.

Tim is a patient at the Aspen Dental office in Big Flats, N.Y. He was selected to have his smile featured on the car based on a review he wrote at

Tim’s Aspen Dental Review

In his review, Tim shared the following about his experience:

Everyone at the office is extremely kind and helpful. They are friendly and personable which is important to me when going to the dentist! The experience has been, and I’m confident will continue to be, pleasant! They have a large customer base and still seem to make the interaction personal when I am there! Thanks!

Since April 2012, Aspen Dental has featured photos of patients’ smiles on Ryan Newman’s car, and will continue to do so throughout the Sprint Cup season. Aspen Dental has previously awarded this special honor to six other patients from across the country. 

Aspen Dental will be the primary sponsor of SHR’s No. 39 Chevrolet with Newman at the September Sprint Cup race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. On all other races this season, Aspen Dental is an associate sponsor with placement on the lower-rear quarter panel of the No. 39 Chevrolet and on the upper chest of Newman’s uniform.

Aspen Dental PR

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon will visit the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 23 to promote the upcoming AdvoCare 500 weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

While at the aquarium, Gordon will take part in a question-and-answer session with fans present at the aquarium from 2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. The Atlanta Motor Speedway Pace Car will also be present, and will be stationed outside the main entrance of the Georgia Aquarium.


FAS Lane Racing is proud to announce that TMone has joined the team once again and will be an Associate Sponsor on the No. 32 Ford for the next three races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.  The partnership encompasses the remaining events in August consisting of Watkins Glen this weekend, followed by Michigan and Bristol.

TMone is a provider of domestic business services and customer relationship management (CRM) outsourcing. With locations in the Midwest and Northern Great Plains, delivers new jobs to America’s hometowns. Call Center Outsourcing is a people business, and TMone is in the business of augmenting and supplementing other companies human capital needs. TMone has grown every year since inception and start-up in 2003 and is on Inc. Magazine’s Honor Roll List of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies for the last five years. TMone also provides cutting-edge Software as a Service (SaaS) Enterprise integrations. This enables TMone to drive efficiency, automation and effectiveness with technology solutions that are on par with its largest global competitors, at a lower cost and executed far more nimbly.

“We’re happy to be back on board with FAS Lane Racing,” said John Burchert, TMone C.O.O. and Co-Founder. “Frank Stoddard and the guys on the FAS Lane team do a great job representing our company in NASCAR and are nimble. The next three races couldn’t be at more different tracks but the excitement level is high at each of them and we are happy to be a part it.”

 “We really enjoy working with the TMone folks,” commented Frank Stoddard. “I believe that they have had sponsorship on a car for every Sprint Cup Series event this season and we are proud to be a part of their efforts.”


As America’s oldest and largest major combat veterans’ organization, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to announce their line-up of military support programs and activities for the VFW 200 NASCAR race weekend at Michigan International Speedway (MIS), August 16-19.

This year marks the fourth year of the MIS-VFW partnership, including three years as the title sponsor of the VFW 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.  The sponsorship at MIS allows the VFW a national platform to recognize and salute veterans as well as raise awareness about the urgent needs of U.S. military personnel and their families. 

“It’s a pleasure to have the opportunity to once again partner with MIS in this most important event,” said VFW National Commander John E. Hamilton.  “Not only is the intent of the event to bolster the morale of our troops, but at a time when demand to meet the urgent needs of U.S. military service personnel and their families becomes more difficult, it allows us to get the word out about our various programs and services.   These include free communication options for troops overseas so they can call home on a regular basis and financial assistance to their families for rent, mortgage, utilities, vehicle repair, food and medicine.”

”We are happy with our partnership with the VFW and are excited to help them salute the veterans on a national platform,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “We thank all the men and women who have served in the military and it is great to be associated with an organization that carries the same commitment. The VFW 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be a great event and we cannot wait to welcome all the military and their families.”

In addition to the VFW 200 race, the VFW and the VFW Foundation have several programs and activities planned at MIS to raise awareness and funds to meet the needs of America’s active and retired military, their families and communities:

Salute to Military Families:  The VFW, along with supporting sponsor NSK Corporation, will honor over 400 local military guests at the Salute to Military Families hospitality event on Sunday, August 19, for the Pure Michigan 400.  Guests will enjoy complimentary pre-race hospitality, goody bags, event t-shirts, pit tours, celebrity appearances, special access to pre-race ceremonies compliments of MIS and grandstand tickets for the Pure Michigan 400.

Today’s military salaries often don’t afford U.S. service members the luxury of attending sporting events or entertainment activities.  The Salute to Military Families program was designed to provide unique, VIP experiences at these venues to recognize veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.  Since 2009, the VFW and the VFW Foundation has hosted over 1300 local military guests to this special race event at MIS.

Hometown Hero:  Specialist John Rendak, U.S. Army National Guard, and his wife Gina of Grand Rapids, Michigan, will attend the race weekend as special guests of the VFW.  As the Hometown Hero, Specialist Rendak and his wife will receive exclusive VIP access, including weekend RV accommodations at MIS; admissions to the VFW pit road suite and Salute to Military Families. In addition they will receive garage passes; pace car rides; introductions at the VFW 200 drivers’ meeting and pre-race ceremonies passes. After the race they will have access to the VFW 200 victory lane celebration, including a photograph with the race winner.

Specialist Rendak served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant from 1981 to 1987 with service in Germany and Honduras.  Since 2009, Specialist Rendak has served the U.S. Army National Guard and has served tours in Iraq and Kuwait.

Military Ticket Discount presented by VFW:  Active or retired U.S. Military personnel and/or VFW members receive great ticket discounts to all MIS races in August. Sunday tickets start at just $17.50, and discounts are available for Friday and Saturday events. Tickets can be purchased at  Offer expires August 13, 2012.

50/50 Charity Raffle benefitting the VFW Foundation:  The VFW Foundation will benefit from an exciting new program at MIS, giving fans the chance to win a daily cash prize with proceeds split between the winning ticketholder and the VFW Foundation.  Raffle tickets will be sold Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the New Holland Fan Plaza and inside the ticket gates.  Winning ticket numbers will be announced at MIS each day and will be posted online following the event.

Funds raised will support the military assistance programs of the VFW, including:

Unmet Needs, which has provided more than $4.3 million in direct financial assistance to over 3,100 military families for rent, mortgage, utilities, vehicle repair, medical expenses and basic food expenses;

Operation Uplink, which has provided over 6.6 million free connections home for deployed troops and hospitalized veterans since 2006; and

Military Assistance Program, which provides troops and their families critical support before, during and after deployment and has hosted nearly 2 million military families at events worldwide since 2007.

Race Program Fundraiser:  Michigan International Speedway and Americrown have partnered to donate a dollar from every program sold to the VFW. Americrown sells the official race weekend program at 33 different locations at MIS.

Honoring Our History Travelling Gallery:  The VFW has partnered with Waddell & Reed to bring the Honoring Our History Tour to the New Holland Fan Plaza at MIS, August 17-19.  The custom 18-wheel “big rig” truck has been transformed into a travelling World War I gallery.  The unique exhibit offers a free, interactive and educational experience designed by the National World War I Museum – the first and only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the artifacts, history and personal experiences of World War I.

The travelling gallery features 66 World War I artifacts, such as weapons, uniforms, posters and flags and was developed by Waddell & Reed to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary.  The company’s founders, Chauncy Waddell and Cameron Reed, were both veterans of World War I.  The exhibit includes Waddell’s flight gear, his flight suit and log book.

The exhibit’s mission is to raise awareness and funding for museums and cultural institutions across the country.  By travelling to 75 cities in nearly every state, Waddell & Reed hopes to raise $500,000 in total donations over the course of the year.  Funds raised at MIS will be split between the National World War I Museum and the VFW Foundation.  For more information, please visit

National Anthem Performance by VFW National Home for Children Chorus:  Members of the VFW National Home for Children Chorus will perform the National Anthem during pre-race ceremony for the VFW 200 Camping World Truck Series race.  They will also receive complimentary tickets to enjoy the VFW 200 race at MIS.

The VFW National Home for Children, located in Eaton Rapids, Mich., serves as a living memorial to America’s veterans by helping our nation’s veterans and military families.  For more information, visit

Goodyear Gives Back Care Package Event:  The VFW and Goodyear have teamed up to host a care package event at MIS on Thursday, August 16.  Care packages will be assembled by local volunteers, including VFW members, at MIS and shipped to troops stationed overseas with a special focus on Michigan-based units. The event is part of the annual Goodyear Gives Back program benefitting deployed U.S. Armed Forces and their families directly and through programs operated by Support Our Troops. Consumers and race fans can learn more by visiting


G-OIL is pleased to announce that Alex Popow will make his NASCAR debut driving the #19 G-OIL Toyota Camry at this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Watkins Glen International, New York.

A native of Venezuela currently racing in North America, Popow has a 2012 Grand Am Series win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway racing in the Brickyard Grand Prix on July 27 and won the 2012 American Le Mans Series PC class at both Sebring and Long Beach. He currently is 1st in the ALMS PC class Championship.  

"Alex has shown plenty of talent and success on road courses this year and, with Green Earth Technologies expanding our distribution in South America, including Venezuela, it seemed like a natural fit," said Jeffrey Loch, President & CMO of Green Earth Technologies. "We'll have the pleasure of watching him behind the wheel of the #19 G-OIL Toyota Camry as he makes his first NASCAR start at one of America's classic road courses."

SOURCE Green Earth Technologies, Inc.

The capability, dependability, and efficiency of the Chevrolet Silverado meets a leader in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – and one fan can drive away with a lifetime of racing memories.

Fans can enter for a chance to win 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Half-Ton Crew Cab LTZ, personalized by Dale Earnhardt Jr., a trip for two to a Texas Motor Speedway® race weekend, and a meet and greet with one of NASCAR’s top drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr., by visiting now through Sept. 24, 2012. The URL is also a mobile friendly site. Or, fans can even enter via the Team Chevy Facebook page by just visiting

“‘WinYourChevy is an incredible opportunity for a race fan to win the capable, dependable, and efficient Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, personalized by Dale Jr., as well as meet Dale Jr.  at one of the best tracks on the circuit,” said Maria Stenbom, manager, Chevrolet Motorsports Marketing – Digital and Social. “This is really quite the prize package for the lucky winner. Chevrolet is also very proud to partner with Hendrick Motorsports, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Diet Mountain Dew, and Sprint, to help put together such a memorable promotion.”

GM Racing PR

The 811 Promise

Friday, Aug 10

For the first time, Shell and the Common Ground Alliance are expanding their joint safe digging initiative to include the Watkins Glen race, which falls during the weekend of National Safe Digging Day. The No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil car will feature a new “811 promise” logo, representing a request for fans to pledge that they will call 811 before undertaking home digging projects.

A quick and easy call to 811 can help avoid damage to pipelines and help reduce the potential of a serious injury to yourself and others. For these reasons, Shell and the Common Ground Alliance are encouraging fans to make a promise to always call 811 before digging.

Fans that visit beginning August 10 and make the pledge will be entered to win a VIP Race Weekend in South Beach during the final race of the season, and will be eligible for other prizes, such as Shell gift cards.

For more information about safe digging, fans can visit



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