Joliet, Ill. – June 1, 2011 – Chicagoland Speedway today announced a partnership with 3 Amigos Tequila making it the official tequila of the speedway.
“We’re excited to partner with 3 Amigos Tequila and introduce our fans to their award winning tequila,” said Scott Paddock, President of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. “We look forward to bringing unique opportunities throughout the Chicagoland area to 3 Amigos Tequila.”
3 Amigos Tequila was founded by Arizona resident Santiago Gonzalez and his family in 2007. The product is made from agave grown at his family’s farm in Mexico. The tequila is distilled and bottled in Mexico before being brought to the United States for distribution.
“3 Amigos is very excited to partner with Chicagoland Speedway and introduce our brand to the third largest media market,” said J. Smoke Wallin, Chairman & CEO of Paddington & Pelican Brands. “3 Amigos recently won ‘Best of Show’ at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America tasting competition. 3 Amigos is above all else, great tequila.”
Tickets are on sale now for the 2011 events at Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway, including single-day tickets! To purchase tickets, please visit www.ChicagolandSpeedway.com or call 888-629-RACE (7223).
Chicagoland Speedway’s 2011 Schedule:
June 4 STP 300 (NASCAR Nationwide Series) Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 150 presented by Menards (ARCA Racing Series)
Sept 16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Sept 17 Dollar General 300 presented by Coca-Cola (NASCAR Nationwide Series)
Sept 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Route 66 Raceway’s 2011 Schedule:
June 10-12 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
June 23-26 NMRA NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
July 7-10 O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals (NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series)
Sept 15 *Traxxas Torc, The Off-Road Championship Series
*At the Route 66 dirt oval
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Celebrating its 10th year of racing, Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5-mile, paved oval race track located in Joliet, Ill. The track has hosted racing events of the major U.S. racing series, and currently conducts races in all three NASCAR national series, including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Along with Route 66 Raceway, a drag racing facility located on the same property, Chicagoland Speedway is wholly-owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC), a major promoter of motorsports activities. ISC owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major racing venues, including Daytona International Speedway. For more information on Chicagoland Speedway, visit www.ChicagolandSpeedway.com.
About Paddington Brands
Paddington Brands (www.Paddingtonbrands.com) manages a portfolio of owned and agency premier import and craft beers, artisanal spirits and fine wines. Paddington’s team and partners have extensive experience in the global beverage and consumer-packaged goods industries, while also maintaining ownership of the Napa Smith Brewery & Winery and 3 Amigos Tequila. Paddington is headquartered in the Indianapolis, Ind., metro area with offices in the United Kingdom and Napa, Calif., and a sales team covering the U.S. market and select international markets. Join us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paddington-Brands/220043258012149 and Follow us on Twitter @Paddingtonbrands
3 Amigos Tequila
Tequila 3 Amigos is made by the Gonzalez family. 3 Amigos Tequila is grown and made in Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico, located in the highlands of the state of Jalisco. Los Altos red rich soil, and high incline land produces the finest Weber Blue Agave. 3 Amigos Tequila is a young company with deep roots going back generations of growing blue agave for some of the finest tequila companies. 3 Amigos tequila is now rolling out around the US and will be available in in your market soon. Visit us online at http://3amigostequila.com/html/casa.html or join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/3-Amigos-Tequila/94710159983 where we will continue to update availability.
Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway
Nicole Mancuso Meagher: (815) 722-4180