SMITHFIELD, Va., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gwaltney returns to Richmond International Raceway (RIR) bringing more family fun than ever before! The Gwaltney Turn 3 Fun Zone will again be open during race weekend this spring on April 24-25 featuring games and prizes, exclusive Gwaltney concessions and a 47-foot tall Ferris wheel located right next to the 3/4-mile "Action Track."
"We couldn't be more excited to return to Turn 3 at RIR. As Gwaltney is such a family-oriented brand, we will be providing race attendees with games and prizes, picnic tables, kid-friendly concessions for sale, and a full-size Ferris wheel for families to ride and enjoy together," said Dennis Pittman, Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Gwaltney. "Fans should also be on the lookout for VIP visitors throughout the weekend, such as racing legend Richard Petty and driver of the famed No. 43, Aric Almirola. With something for everyone, the Gwaltney Turn 3 Fun Zone only adds to the excitement surrounding the Toyota Owners 400 at RIR."
The Ferris wheel will be FREE to all ticketholders, although optional donations from riders will be accepted. All proceeds from these donations will benefit Victory Junction, a camp for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses in North Carolina founded by the Petty family.
Gwaltney is a brand of Smithfield Foods, primary sponsor of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 race team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with driver Aric Almirola.
Originally founded in 1870 by P.D. Gwaltney in Smithfield, VA, Gwaltney offers a variety of bacon, hot dogs, bologna, lunchmeat and sausage. For more information and family recipes, visit www.GwaltneyFoods.com and www.Facebook.com/GwaltneyFoods. Gwaltney is a brand of Smithfield Foods.
About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook's®, Gwaltney®, John Morrell®, Kretschmar®, Curly's®, Carando®, Margherita® and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental, and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com and www.smithfieldcommitments.com.
About Richmond International Raceway
NASCAR returns to Richmond International Raceway April 24 & 25. And back by popular demand, Track Takeover powered by Nationwide at RIR on Saturday, April 25. Fans can step out onto the Action Track just hours before the green flag waves for the 2015 TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event, all you need is a ticket to the race! Tickets for Saturday's race, as well as the 2015 ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Friday are on sale now. Click here or call 866-455-7223 to purchase.