Skittles to Run Wild Colors at Daytona

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (June 30, 1998) The Skittles Racing Team will create some fireworks of its own this Fourth of July when the No. 36 Pontiac lights up the night bearing the Skittles Wild Berry colors. Driver Ernie Irvan will pilot the ...

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (June 30, 1998) The Skittles Racing Team will create some fireworks of its own this Fourth of July when the No. 36 Pontiac lights up the night bearing the Skittles Wild Berry colors. Driver Ernie Irvan will pilot the electrifying, paint-schemed Pontiac at Daytona International Speedway's inaugural nighttime running of the Pepsi 400.

"Drivers and teams always feel a little extra incentive going to Daytona," Irvan said. "It will be even more exciting to race under the lights on the Fourth of July, with a fun, new look. The Fourth is a time to celebrate. Maybe we can find another reason to celebrate with the Skittles Wild Berry Pontiac."

Irvan joined MB2 Motorsports and the Skittles Racing Team for the start of the 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Series season. He raced the No. 36 Skittles Pontiac to a solid sixth-place finish in February's Daytona 500, one of a pair of sixth-place performances equaling the team's best finish to date this year.

"It will be a wild night under the lights at Daytona this Fourth of July," said Pat D'Amato, M&M/Mars spokesperson. "It's a perfect night to showcase a different variety of Skittles with the Skittles Wild Berry Pontiac."

The Pepsi 400 is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., EDT, Saturday, July 4th. It will air live on CBS and Motor Racing Network.

The colorful Skittles Bite Size Candies are available in three different varieties: Original, Wild Berry and Tropical. Skittles Original was introduced in October 1984; Skittles Wild Berry and Tropical in November 1989.

Source: NASCAR Online

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