Pinty's Grand Prix of Toronto Greg MacPherson / Inside Track Motorsport News

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Written by  Kathleen Stelmach / Torchia Communications on Thursday, 19 May 2016 15:16

@Pintysfoods • #NASCAR • @hondaindy • TORONTO, ON – On Wednesday morning, representatives of Pinty's Delicious Foods and the Honda Indy Toronto announced that the NASCAR Pinty’s Series race to be held Saturday, July 16, at Exhibition Place, will be called the Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto. The new agreement with Pinty's Delicious Foods Inc. extends through 2018.

Last December, Pinty’s became the title sponsor of Canada's NASCAR Series. The Pinty's Grand Prix of Toronto is the highest-profile stop on the 12-race circuit and is the Saturday feature race at the Honda Indy Toronto.

"We’re delighted to welcome Pinty’s as an official sponsor of our event," said Jeff Atkinson, President for Honda Indy Toronto. “Pinty’s is a treasured sponsor of auto racing in Canada and they understand both our fans and our sport. Their presence is sure to be felt and appreciated by fans of all ages.”

The agreement includes a trackside food and beer garden, Pinty's Pub & Grill, to be located at Turn 1. The location is a prime spot for event goers who seek to watch the race while enjoying Pinty’s quality chicken products, which will also be served throughout the event site at concession stands and in hospitality areas.

"Pinty's is thrilled to have the unique naming rights to this historic race," said Tony Spiteri, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Research and Development for Pinty's. "Bringing the NASCAR Pinty's Series back to the downtown core is exciting for the NASCAR fans, drivers, and sponsors. Racing on the streets of Toronto is a high-profile addition to other iconic series events like the CTMP Camping World Truck Series weekend, GP3R, and all our incredible short tracks across Canada. We are truly excited about this new partnership with Honda Indy Toronto."

NASCAR makes its return in 2016 to Honda Indy Toronto for the first time since 2011. The series raced in Toronto in 2010 and 2011, with Andrew Ranger winning both races. The NASCAR Pinty’s Series will begin its season this weekend, May 22, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

About Pinty’s: Established in 1943, Pinty’s Delicious Foods™ has long been recognized as a food industry builder, innovator, and leader. The company provides a complete range of premium quality, easy to use chicken products to the Grocery and Restaurant Industry. Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, Canadian owned and operated, Pinty’s currently comprises three state-of-the-art, dedicated-manufacturing facilities, centrally located in Canada to meet the needs of Canadian customers and….Making Great Food Fun! For more information on the company and products go to www.pintys.com and follow Pinty’s at www.Facebook.com/pintysfoods on Instagram instagram.com/pintysfoods and Twitter @pintysfoods.

About Honda Indy Toronto: The 2016 Honda Indy Toronto takes place July 15-17 on the historic grounds of Exhibition Place in a unique lakefront and downtown setting. As Ontario's largest annual sporting event, the event is a prestige meeting place for some of the world’s fastest racecar drivers. Since 1986, the three-day event has entertained millions of fans thanks to world-class entertainment and exhilarating performances from drivers including Juan Pablo Montoya, Marco Andretti and Helio Castroneves, as well as Canadian legends Paul Tracy, Greg Moore and James Hinchcliffe. The Verizon IndyCar Series and NASCAR Pinty's Series headline the 2016 event weekend, with the Mazda Road to Indy, Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada rounding out the on-track action. The event is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions. For more information visit hondaindy.com, facebook.com/HondaIndyToronto or follow the event on Twitter @HondaIndy.

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