Larry's Daytona sponsor
13 February 2004
LARRY GOT A SPONSOR FOR THE DAYTONA 500!!!!
The LPGA Tour will sponsor Larry Foyt's No. 14 car in Sunday's Daytona 500, the first time the top women's professional golf circuit has advertised on a car in NASCAR's biggest race.
Images of LPGA tournament champions Laura Diaz and Cristie Kerr will be on the hood of Foyt's Dodge Intrepid, while Natalie Gulbis, the LPGA 2002 Rookie of the Year runner-up, will be pictured on the rear deck.
[from the wire service]
ALL RIGHT, LARRY!!! I love the LPGA now!!!
LPGA Car Entered in Daytona 500
By LPGA Tour Media - February 14, 2004
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When the green flag drops this weekend at Daytona International Speedway, the women of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) will be out front, emblazoned on the hood of the No. 14 A.J. Foyt Racing Dodge driven by Larry Foyt. The LPGA will be the primary sponsor of Foyt’s car during the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series’ most prestigious race of the year, the Daytona 500, on Sunday, Feb. 15.
The LPGA is the first women’s sports property to be the primary sponsor of a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series car. Coincidentally, Foyt is competing in the Daytona 500 for the first time in his driving career. Foyt will start 41st Sunday afternoon.
“The LPGA is very excited about the opportunity to participate in one of the world’s premier sporting events, bringing images of some of our brightest stars to millions of fans around the world,” said Ty M. Votaw, LPGA commissioner. “The Foyt family name and the LPGA brand stand for excellence in their respective industries, and given the fact that NASCAR and the LPGA are neighbors here in Daytona Beach, this is a perfect fit.”
Images of LPGA tournament champions Laura Diaz and Cristie Kerr will appear on the hood of Foyt’s car. Rising star Natalie Gulbis will be featured on the rear deck lid. The LPGA logo is also displayed prominently in several locations, including the quarter panels and hood. Additionally, the LPGA.com logo will be featured on the TV panel.
“The LPGA is headquartered here in Daytona Beach, and since we were looking for a sponsor, we were hoping we could make this work,” said team owner A.J. Foyt, who won the Daytona 500 in 1972. “Larry is a huge golf fan and loves to play, so this was a great opportunity to be affiliated with the LPGA.”