Las Vegas, NV, February 24, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- MC2 (pronounced MC Squared) Energy Drink and Beverage Plus Inc. President and CEO Ronald Serota announced today that it is teaming up with NASCAR Nationwide driver Casey Atwood and veteran team owner Wayne Day for the Sam’s Town 300 on February 28th at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“It is great to have MC2 Energy Drink on board as the primary sponsor for the Las Vegas race”, claimed Casey Atwood. “We love the MC2 Energy Drink and the Beverage Plus Beauties and I think we will provide a solid performance for Beverage Plus and our racing fans, many of whom are dedicated energy drink consumers.”
Casey Atwood broke into the Nationwide series in 1998 at the young age of 17 and immediately made his presence known to the NASCAR community. In only his second start at his home track in Nashville, the rookie put his No. 28 Chevy on the pole and led 104 laps en route to a second place finish. Atwood would record another pole later that season in Miami – Homestead.
The Tennessee native’s performance led to a full time ride in 1999 with what was then known as Brewco Motorsports. Atwood had a very successful year in the No. 27 Chevrolet, including capturing his first career victory at the Milwaukee Mile when he won from the pole, giving his team its first every victory as well. With that win, the 18 year old became the youngest driver to win a race in Nationwide history, a record that stood until just last year when it was broken by Joey Logano. Atwood won a second race that season at Dover and recorded a total of five top-fives, nine top 10s and two poles.
Accompanying Atwood at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on behalf of Beverage Plus and MC2 are the Beverage Plus Beauties – Angelica Bridges – Supermodel, Pop Singer/Songwriter, Dancer and Actress (appearing in Playboy as a cover girl and Baywatch TV series and Baywatch movie’s leading lady, former Miss California America, and one of FHM and Maxim magazine’s top models); Amy Rasimas (Girls Gone Psycho and The Looker leading lady and fashion model); Kari Ruth (Cozumel Fun feature film, leading lady, and featured in daytime soap operas Bold and the Beautiful and Young and the Restless); Erika Melahn (Black Belt TV host, swimsuit calendar model); and Las Vegas resident model Danielle Loveland (Fight magazine cover model, and ring-side leading lady in the Ultimate Fighting Championship).
By the end of the 2000 season, Atwood had recorded another eight top-10 finishes and finished the top 10 in the final point standings. His early success was enough to catch the eye of Sprint Cup champion crew chief Ray Evernham, who signed Atwood to be driver for his newly formed race team in 2001. The rookie piloted the No. 19 Dodge to one top-five, three top-10s and a pole.
Now, in 2009, the twenty-eight year old will run in the Nationwide series once again with long-time car owner, Wayne Day. This does not mark the first time this pair worked together however. Day and Atwood also teamed up three two events in 2008.
The young Atwood will certainly be a good match for Day Enterprises Motorsports, which has years of experience in this series. Team owner Wayne Day has been in the business since 1989 and has fielded Nationwide cars for such drivers as former champions David and Jeff Green, the late Bobby Hamilton, current Truck Series driver David Starr, and rising Sprint Cup star David Ragan.
Beverage Plus is a leading franchise company in the energy drink industry. Beverage Plus is completing its listing to be publicly traded on one the world’s largest stock exchanges in February, 2009. The Company, headquartered in Zurich and located in Las Vegas, is the holder of the exclusive worldwide license for the entire beverage product line of the Missouri-based Roubi Doux Beverage Company. Besides the MC2 Energy Drink, Beverage Plus Inc. distributes 38 other soft drinks worldwide.