Long Pond: John Andretti runs special colors

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - May 30, 2002 - Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge Driver John Andretti and Weis Markets President Norman Rich announced today that the No. 43 will carry the Weis Markets logo for the Pennsylvania 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race scheduled...

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - May 30, 2002 - Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge Driver John Andretti and Weis Markets President Norman Rich announced today that the No. 43 will carry the Weis Markets logo for the Pennsylvania 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race scheduled for July 28, 2002, at Pocono Raceway. To celebrate the partnership, Andretti joined Rich in unveiling the new No. 43. In addition, the Cheerios/Betty Crocker/Weis Markets No. 43 will appear at Weis Markets throughout Pennsylvania to generate excitement for the race.

"This is a great opportunity for Weis Markets and our customers," said Norman S. Rich, president of Weis Markets. "Weis Markets is proud to support the famed No. 43 and we are looking forward to an exciting race by Pennsylvania native John Andretti."

"It will really mean a lot to me to have a Pennsylvania company like Weis Markets on the No. 43 when we come back here in July," said Andretti, who is a native of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. "It should be a really exciting race and we hope to put Weis Markets and the No. 43 in victory lane."

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets is marking its 90th year in operation this month. It currently operates 162 stores in six states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia. Weis Markets also operates 17 Mr. Z's in northeastern Pennsylvania and six King's stores in the Lehigh Valley.

General Mills and its Cheerios and Betty Crocker brands are the primary sponsors of the Petty Enterprises' No. 43 Dodge Intrepid R/T. Other General Mills sponsors include Pillsbury, Chex, Pop Secret and Hamburger Helper.

General Mills is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of consumer foods products. Its global brand portfolio includes Betty Crocker; Pillsbury; Green Giant; Old El Paso and more. It also has more than 100 U.S. consumer brands including Cheerios, Wheaties and other Big G cereal brands; Yoplait; Totino's and Progresso. General Mills is also a leader in the bakeries and foodservice business as a major supplier of baking and other food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. For more information, visit our web site at www.generalmills.com.

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Series NASCAR Cup
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