Georgia Peanut Commission sponsoring upcoming NASCAR race

Released: August 13, 2013

TIFTON, Ga. —The Georgia Peanut Commission will be sponsoring Georgia-native, David Ragan, in the Sprint Cup NASCAR race scheduled for September 1st at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Prior to the race, representatives from GPC will be promoting peanuts and peanut nutrition at David Ragan’s annual fan club party on Aug. 29, 2013, in Perry, Ga.

Joe Boddiford, GPC vice chairman and chairman of the GPC promotions committee, is excited about the race and the opportunity to support one of Georgia’s own, as well as Georgia’s official state crop.

“David Ragan is a Georgia boy and Georgia is the No. 1 peanut-growing state in the nation,” Boddiford said. “The Georgia Peanut Commission is very excited to have this opportunity to help sponsor him in the Atlanta race this fall and we’re certainly hoping he’ll win.” Boddiford is looking forward to the race and the exposure it will bring for Georgia’s agricultural industry; particularly peanuts.

The Atlanta race will be televised at 7 p.m. on ESPN, September 1st. Radio broadcast will be available on WEKS, 92.5 FM and on Sirius Radio, channel 90. Those who want to attend the race or fan club party can find more information by visiting David Ragan’s website at or the Atlanta Motor Speedway website at

The Georgia Peanut Commission represents 3,500 peanut farmers in the state of Georgia and conducts programs in areas of research, education and promotion. Additional information on the programs of the Georgia Peanut Commission is available online at