Jul 10, 2012  |  ICGA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     CONTACT: Tricia Braid

                                                                             (309) 557-3257, (309) 830-3393   


BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Corn farmers now have the chance to meet one of the most well-known race car drivers in the country, just hours before he drives the Family Farmers car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on July 22 at the track in Joliet.

Kenny Wallace, with nearly 800 career NASCAR starts under his belt, will pilot the “Family Farmers” car that Sunday in the race which will be aired live at 1PM on ESPN.

Early in the day on July 22, Wallace will join members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association for an exclusive meet-and-greet opportunity.

ICGA members may purchase a $40 event package for the race which includes:

  • Special appearance by NASCAR NNS Driver Kenny Wallace
  • Race admission valued at $85
  • Exclusive offsite hospitality including parking and transportation to and from the track
  • Meal and beverages
  • “Illinois Family Farmers” t-shirt

It’s been since last September that ICGA members had the opportunity to enjoy a day at the races. Once again, members and their families will enjoy exclusive access to one of NASCAR’s most popular drivers. Kenny really enjoyed meeting ICGA members in the past, and is eager to talk with them this year to find out how things are going during this hot and dry growing season.

ICGA membership benefits corn farmers in many ways. With this benefit, members can meet Kenny and join the Family Farmers team as Kenny advocates for ICGA and the industry in general. The “Family Farmers” car will make its debut appearance in Illinois for the 2012 racing season that day, July 22.

Tickets are limited. Interested members should call the ICGA office soon to purchase the event package. Ask for Rosie, the ICGA Membership Administrative Assistant at (309) 557-3257. More information is available at the IL Corn website, www.ilcorn.org.

To reserve preferred t-shirt sizes, early reservations are required.