Sunday, Oct 01

Kids Cheer as JJ Yeley Scores Top-Ten Finish at Daytona 500

Kids across the country are cheering as JJ Yeley and the No. 36 Golden Corral Chevrolet SS team scored a top-ten finish at Daytona International Speedway. Sponsor Golden Corral will be busy on Monday as they prepare for a rush of children to celebrate "JJ's Mondays," where children eat free with the purchase of an adult buffet meal.

Yeley started the 55th annual Daytona 500 in the 41st position. He and crew chief Joe Lax strategized throughout the race, working on the car and waiting to make their move until the closing laps. After fighting with a loose racecar and going a lap down early, Lax called for a track bar adjustment on the second pit stop. From there, Yeley rallied to compete amongst the front pack for the remainder of the race. Taking the checkers in 10th, Yeley walked away with his career best finish at Daytona, his previous best finish was 12th in the 2007 Daytona 500.
"After a long, hard-fought day at Daytona, we were able to log a top-ten finish for our first outing with our new team and Golden Corral on board," said JJ Yeley. "The best part of it all is making lots of kids happy when they eat for free as a part of JJ's Monday."
"We put in a lot of work over the off season and to see JJ and the team make the top 10, that tells us that we did a good job," team owner Tommy Baldwin said. "Seeing our team progress through the past several years, moments like this are why I started my own team."
Details of the "JJ's Mondays" promotion are:
  • Free kids buffet with an adult buffet purchase at regular price
  • Limit of two (2) free kids meals per adult buffet purchased
"We are thrilled to have our first Top 10 finish at the Daytona 500. We're looking forward to our next opportunity for a Top 10 Kids Eat Free finish at Talladega in May," said Shelley Wolford, Vice President of National Marketing and Media at Golden Corral.

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