Manning/Earnhardt Jr. combination a crowd pleaser at Bristol
The announcement of Peyton Manning as "Honorary Race Official" for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway combines two Tennessee favorites: the legendary Tennessee Volunteer quarterback and NASCAR's Last Great Colosseum in East Tennessee. The addition of Manning has been well-received, especially by fellow Nationwide spokesman Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Peyton Manning will meet w/fellow Nationwide spokesman Dale Earnhardt Jr., walk out w/him at intros and sit on the No. 88 pit box at Bristol— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) April 6, 2016
Dang! Really?!? https://t.co/DCRha3TGNs— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) April 6, 2016
Yeah Dale, REALLY! You're going to be joined by the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback who just retired after leading the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl 50 championship.
The two will appear together at driver intros and then Manning will sit on the pit box of the No. 88 Nationwide team during the Food City 500.
Prior to that though, they better decide on what kind of food they are going to serve the team.
Earnhardt Jr. made his affinity known for the banana and mayonnaise sandwich, featuring of course his sponsor Hellman's mayonnaise. This sandwich and its popularity could be a direct challenger to Manning, who is well-known for his "Chicken parm you taste so good" jingle in the Nationwide commercials.
Which would you rather have? Bananas and mayonnaise or chicken parm?
If you are in the mood to try a banana and mayonnaise sandwich, Bristol is here to help you out!
That's right! During the Food City 500, BMS will be selling the "Dale Jr Sandwich" at the concession stand in the Family Section of the Waltrip Grandstand, located just inside Gate 14 and to the left. The sandwich is $4 and $1 of every sandwich sold will go to the Dale Jr. Foundation.
So make sure when you are at Bristol, try the "Dale Jr. Sandwich". Even if you aren't a fan of its "unique" taste, it's for a good cause!