SHAKEY’S PIZZA FUELS JD MOTORSPORTS IN CALIFORNIA
ALHAMBRA, Calif. – Get ready for very fast pizza.
Shakey’s Pizza Parlor, one of the country’s most popular pizza restaurants, has joined JD Motorsports with Gary Keller and driver Jeffrey Earnhardt for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
Shakey’s will be prominently displayed on the team’s No. 4 Chevrolet for the TreatMyClot.com 300, the fifth race of the Nationwide season.
Shakey’s, based in Alhambra near Los Angeles, has 60 locations, most in southern California. Shakey’s also has restaurants in Washington, Hawaii and Alabama.
The restaurant, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, is sponsoring a NASCAR team for the first time.
“Shakey’s is thrilled to sponsor Jeffrey Earnhardt’s NASCAR team this weekend,” said Nick Mayer, the president and CEO of Shakey’s USA. “We could not envision a more perfect partnership than pizza and racing. Like NASCAR, Shakey’s has been providing great family fun for over 60 years.”
Earnhardt, grandson of the late NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Sr., is in his first full season racing in the Nationwide Series.
“It’s great to have the folks from Shakey’s Pizza riding along with us this weekend,” Earnhardt said. “Pizza and beer are two of NASCAR fans’ favorite things, so I know there’ll be a rush on their restaurants around the track this weekend. We hope we can make that pizza the fastest it’s ever been.”
Practice is scheduled at Auto Club Speedway Friday, with qualifying and the race set for Saturday.