March 24, 2013 on FOX
Daymond John named Honorary Starter for Royal Purple 300
at Auto Club Speedway
credit: Auto Club Speedway
John will wave the green flag for the Royal Purple 300.
Calif. -- Daymond John, President, CEO and Founder
of FUBU and Shark on ABC’s Emmy® nominated hit
reality show Shark Tank, will serve as Honorary Starter
for the Royal Purple 300 NNS race at Auto Club Speedway
on Saturday, March 23.
Honorary Starter, John will wave the green flag to get
the Royal Purple 300 underway. The event will be televised
at 2 p.m. PT on ESPN.
am honored to have the chance to wave the green flag for
the Royal Purple 300,” said John. “I have
always admired NASCAR’s ability to utilize their
drivers and platform to represent brands from all walks
of life, while delivering exciting racing that captivates
fans at the track and on television on a weekly basis.”
Through FUBU—“For Us, By Us”—
FUBU, Daymond John revolutionized the sportswear industry
in the 1990s with a distinctive line of fashionable attire
that transcended the underserved urban market and became
wildly popular in the mainstream teen market. John has
since gone on to own and operate several other lines including
Crown Holder, Kappa USA, Coogi, and Heatherette.
addition, John established Shark Branding that specializes
in brand strategies, brand development, licensing, artist
relations, and marketing. In doing so, John has perfected
the methods for ingraining companies, brands and products
into social conscious.
thriving marketing company recently added a celebrity
brand management division anchored by John’s extensive
experience working with superstars such as Muhammad Ali,
Pitbull, Idris Elba, Lennox Lewis, and the Kardashians.
Additionally, Shark Branding currently represents Nationwide
Series driver, Alex Bowman, Olympic Gold Medal gymnast,
McKayla Maroney, as well as Fuse Science and their “Powered
by Fuse” brand.
has appeared on Shark Tank since the show launched in
2009. Over the four seasons, John and other prominent
executives Sharks listen to business pitches from everyday
people who want the ‘sharks’ to invest in
their company in exchange for an equity stake with the
hopes of taking their company or product to new heights.
By investing his own money, John partners with the entrepreneurs
helping turn their dreams into a reality through his marketing
prowess and entrepreneurial insights.
see Daymond John get the Royal Purple 300 underway at
Auto Club Speedway or to purchase tickets to race weekend
call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com
or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office.
Auto Club Speedway:
50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, California, Auto
Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports
facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each
year including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club
400 weekend in March and the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships
Finale weekend in October. The two-mile D-shaped oval
is one of the fastest tracks on the INDYCAR and NASCAR
circuits. The Speedway is also home to numerous movies,
television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new
car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools.
For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call
800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.
For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton
Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto
Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway.
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