From “Fast Pasta” to “Fast Peanut.” Anthony Alfredo will have a new nickname thanks to the Georgia Peanut Commission.
The NASCAR driver will be sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission during Sunday’s 500-mile race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The new partnership will make Alfredo, known as “Fast Pasta,” to become “Fast Peanut” for the one-race partnership.
“We are very proud of every peanut farmer in Georgia,” said Joe Boddiford, Promotion Committee chairman for the Georgia Peanut Commission. “We are also proud supporters of the Atlanta Motor Speedway and big race fans. We know Anthony will help us promote and educate race fans about our work. We’re proud to call him ‘Fast Peanut’ this weekend and can’t wait to see him drive the ‘Georgia Peanuts’ car in Atlanta.”
The website, www.gapeanuts.com is the home for all NASCAR fans to learn more about the commission, download educational materials for the classroom, get health and nutrition information, recipe ideas and more. Alfredo will be promoting the site through his social media channels this weekend.
“I didn’t know everything the Georgia Peanut Commission does until I read their website and learned more about them,” commented Alfredo. “Our farmers are so important to our daily lives and they really get taken for granted. Then, you never really think about how much peanuts are a part of our daily lives and they are mostly grown in Georgia. So, it’s pretty to cool to learn all that and race a cool looking peanut Ford Mustang this weekend.”
Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ET. The race will be televised live on FOX.