Fultz and team assist California wildfires

Charlotte, NC - Oct 29, 2003 - JCR3 Racing announced a new corporate partner for the Toyota All-Star Showdown Nov. 6-8 at Irwindale Speedway in California. They also laid out plans to host an event to benefit the victims of the wildfires in...

Charlotte, NC - Oct 29, 2003 - JCR3 Racing announced a new corporate partner for the Toyota All-Star Showdown Nov. 6-8 at Irwindale Speedway in California. They also laid out plans to host an event to benefit the victims of the wildfires in Southern California. Early last week the team reached an agreement with Hickory Foods of Jacksonville, Fla. to feature their Bubba Burger brand logo on the #54 C&C Boiler Chevrolet piloted by 2002 NASCAR All Pro Series Champion and NASCAR Busch and Winston Cup Series Driver Jeff Fultz.

Off the track Bubba Burger will be donating product to help the team host a cookout at the event's street fair in Arcadia, CA Nov. 5 from 5-9 p.m. All proceeds will be given to the Arcadia Chapter of the American Red Cross to benefit the victims of the Southern California Wildfires. Jeff Fultz has even agreed to swap out his driving gloves and helmet for an apron and a grill to cook up some of the Bubba Burgers himself and meet with fans for autographs and pictures. It's a cause he says both him and his team can relate to.

"We don't really have to deal with wildfires in North Carolina very much but we've had hurricanes over the past few years that caused similar devastation," Fultz said. "We had always planned to come out here and race this event but when we heard what was happening we felt compelled to use the event as an opportunity to help the people of the state hosting this race. I don't know how much we'll raise but we're going to do our best to help them in some way."

The NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown was not originally in the marketing plans for Bubba Burger but according to Hickory Foods Chief Operating Officer, Steve Coon, the crisis in California made the decision to partner with JCR3 an easy one. "We are involved in NASCAR through the #59 Kingsford Charcoal car in the Busch Series but additional sponsorship in another series was not in our plans," Coon said.

"The team's idea to do this event off the track was really the clincher because it gives us an opportunity to give back to a community we do business in. In Florida we understand all to well the hardships people face with natural disasters and if we can help at all we're pleased to do so." For more information, to schedule an interview or to make a donation to this cause, please call JCR3 Program Director Chris Young at 704-488-3111.

Additional Information:

Bubba Burger - Bubba Burger is the leading frozen branded hamburger in the nation. Already famous in the Southeast, this all-choice burger brand is beginning its national expansion in 2003. Bubba Burgers are the ultimate in convience - straight from the freezer to the grill. Ask your grocer about Bubba Burgers and find out why "You'll never bite a burger better than a Bubba." To learn more visit: www.hickoryfoods.com.

JCR3 Racing is a Charlotte, NC based professional Motorsports business located in the heart of NASCAR country. With a winning tradition, JCR3 Racing provides its' clients a fast track avenue into the most competitive and electrifying form of automobile racing in the world, NASCAR racing. For the 2002 season JCR3 Racing competed in the NASCAR Hills Bros All-Pro Touring Series where they scored three wins, two poles and the Series Championship. Winning Championships and ensuring Corporate Partner success off the track are the main missions, nothing less is acceptable. JCR3 Racing has committed considerable resources to get this job done. All new racecars, a professional-class transporter and a top-notch engine program combined with experienced crewmembers and Winston Cup level racing technology make the team competitive at any level.

Jeff is a favorite among NASCAR's stars not only for his prowess on the racetrack but his genuine appreciation to his fans and their ability to relate to his blue-collar roots. Jeff's driving ability is unquestioned, having attracted the watchful eyes of numerous NASCAR Winston Cup crew chief and team owners. His career record is convincing evidence Jeff is a talent ready to tackle one of NASCAR's most popular divisions: NASCAR Busch Grand National Series. Jeff scored four wins in two divisions in 2002 and wrapped up the season by winning the NASCAR All Pro Series

National Championship. In 2003 Jeff and JCR3 Racing scored six wins in 10 starts in the All Pro Series on route to a second place finish in the championship points. He also made three starts in the NASCAR Busch Series where he had finishes of 19th, 16th and 22nd. Finally he competed in three ARCA series events with finishes of 2nd, 8th and 11th. Jeff and the team hope to move to the Busch series full time in 2004. When not driving Jeff is a racecar fabricator for the #77 Jasper Engines- Winston Cup team in Mooresville, NC. For more information visit: www.jefffultz.com

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