For Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Anthony Alfredo will have a brand-new nickname, thanks to the partnership between Front Row Motorsports and the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Peanuts.
Alfredo, widely known as “Fast Pasta”, will be known this weekend as “Fast Peanut” as part of the one-race partnership.
Peanuts are a $2.2 billion industry and a vital part of the economy in the state of Georgia. Through funding derived from a $2 per ton assessment on all producers, The Georgia Peanut Commission conducts programs in the areas of promotion, research, and education.
“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.”
In his first five NASCAR Cup Series starts, Alfredo has scored three top-25 finishes, including a career-best 22nd-place finish at Daytona’s Road Course. Alfredo’s teammate, Michael McDowell, has started the season with three top-10 finishes, including the victory in the 63rd annual Daytona 500 in February.
“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 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 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway is scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 21 at 3:00PM / EST, and will be broadcasted on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90).