"M&M's"Â® Chocolate Candies and the US Army share space in Homestead. Â November 14, 2002 (Hackettstown, N.J.) - In a gesture of good will as the 2002 Winston Cup season draws to a close, "M&M's"Â® Chocolate Candies will share space with the US...
"M&M's"® Chocolate Candies and the US Army share space in Homestead. November 14, 2002 (Hackettstown, N.J.) - In a gesture of good will as the 2002 Winston Cup season draws to a close, "M&M's"® Chocolate Candies will share space with the US Army on the No. 36 Pontiac this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. "M&M's"® put the US Army in place of its Snickers brand on the car's deck lid.
The US Army assumes primary sponsorship of the No. 36 Pontiac in 2003 with driver Jerry Nadeau and crew chief Ryan Pemberton. "M&M's"® Chocolate Candies moves to the No. 38 Robert Yates Racing Ford Taurus with driver Elliott Sadler next season. In addition, "M&M's"® will continue as an associate sponsor with the Ken Schrader Racing team.
"Our relationship with MB2 Motorsports over the past six years has been a great partnership and we wish them the best of luck next year with the US Army and Jerry Nadeau," said William Clements, NASCAR Sponsorship Manager, Masterfoods USA. "Additionally, Ken Schrader has been a great ambassador for the "M&M's"® Brand and we look forward to continuing our association with him as an associate sponsor on his Schrader Racing team in 2003."
MB2 Motorsports and Masterfoods USA embarked on a six-year relationship when the No. 36 Skittles Pontiac debuted in 1997. The partnership has included current driver Ken Schrader and the "M&M's"® brand for the past three seasons.
"Kenny is - and always will be - a close friend of the entire MB2 Motorsports family. We certainly wish him the best," said Jay Frye, General Manager, MB2/MBV Motorsports.