The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) will once again support NASCAR driver Anthony Alfredo and the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports team at the Atlanta Motor Speedway race this weekend. The commission sponsored Alfredo in a race in Atlanta earlier this year in March.
The Georgia Peanut Commission will also make a second donation to Canine Assistants, a non-profit organization, dedicated to educating people and dogs so they may enhance the lives of one another.. The organization will receive 1,440 16-ounce jars of creamy peanut butter with Alfredo helping to make the donation on Friday.
“It’s awesome to have the Georgia Peanut Commission back on the car this weekend,” said Alfredo. “I really enjoyed helping to make their donation to Canine Assistants earlier this year, and I’m looking forward to helping make another donation this week. I also want to continue to help promote the Georgia Peanut Commission, as the Georgia farmers do so much to help better our lives.”
The Georgia Peanut Commission conducts programs in the areas of promotion, research and education. Funding is derived from a $2 per ton assessment on all producers. Peanuts are a $2.2 billion industry in Georgia and a vital part of the economy. Facts about the peanut industry in Georgia include:
- Georgia farmers produced 53% of the United States’ peanuts in 2020 – more than 1.64 million tons
- Georgia farmers harvested 800,000 acres, yielding an average of 4,100 pounds per acre
- Peanuts are Georgia’s Official State Crop
“The Atlanta Motor Speedway, Front Row Motorsports and Anthony Alfredo help us spread the message of the work we do,” said Joe Boddiford, Promotion Committee chairman for the Georgia Peanut Commission. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Anthony and the Front Row Motorsports team this weekend and will be cheering them on the track and supporting our community with our donation to Canine Assistants.”
Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. The race will be televised live on NBCSN.