Responsible NASCAR Fans Rewarded at Chicagoland Speedway

09/14/2014

Responsible NASCAR Fans Rewarded at Chicagoland Speedway
Miller Lite and TEAM Coalition Partner to Promote Responsibility at Track
For Immediate Release
Contact: Cat Corrigan, MillerCoors – 312-496-5742, cat.corrigan@millercoors.com
Jill Pepper, TEAM Coalition – 703-647-7431, jill@teamcoalition.org
JOLIET, IL. (09/14/2014) – Responsible NASCAR fans earned valuable rewards at the MYAFIBStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday afternoon. Miller Lite and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition partnered to promote responsible drinking and traffic safety at Chicagoland Speedway. A special congratulations as well to Brad Keselowski for winning the MYAFIBStory.com 400 on Sunday!Before the race, 149 fans made the pledge to be a designated driver for their group. All of them had the opportunity to receive a free souvenir photo, instant prizes and a chance to be selected as the Designated Driver of the Race. One randomly selected responsible fan will win the Responsibility Has Its Rewards sweepstakes. The grand prize includes a Brad Keselowski Miller Lite autographed car hood along with two tickets and two VIP experiences to the next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.The Designated Driver for the Race from the September 15, 2013 Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway,Sandy Lehman, received two tickets and two VIP Experiences to the September 14 MYAFIB Story.com 400 race. Lehman and her guest enjoyed a behind-the-scenes experience before the race on Sunday.

(left to right) Dan Klenetesky, Senior Coordinator Public Affairs for NASCAR; Sandy Lehman, Responsibility Has Its Rewards sweepstakes winner; Perry Johnston, guest of winner
“We know that for many fans, enjoying a beer on race day is part of the NASCAR experience, “said Diane Wagner, responsibility commerce manager at MillerCoors. “At MillerCoors, we believe that with great beer comes great responsibility, and fans who choose to drink our beers share that responsibility. We want to encourage fans to enjoy the race responsibly and plan ahead for a safe ride home from the track.””The success of the Responsibility Has Its Rewards campaign is a direct result of the commitment from our members and all the designated-driver program partners, including the tracks, beer companies and state offices of highway safety,” said Jill Pepper, executive director of TEAM Coalition. “Teamwork is what this campaign is all about. We are demonstrating that when everyone – including the fans – takes responsibility, everyone wins.”

About MillerCoors
Through its diverse collection of storied breweries, MillerCoors brings American beer drinkers an unmatched selection of the highest quality beers steeped in centuries of brewing heritage. Miller Brewing Company and Coors Brewing Company offer domestic favorites such as Coors Light, Miller Lite, Miller High Life and Coors Banquet, as well as innovative new products such as Miller Fortune. Tenth and Blake Beer Company, our craft and import division, offers beers such as Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy from sixth-generation Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and Blue Moon Belgian White from modern craft pioneer Blue Moon Brewing Company. Tenth and Blake also operates Crispin Cidery, an artisanal maker of pear and apple ciders using 100 percent fresh-pressed American juice. The company imports world-renowned beers such as Italy’s Peroni, the Czech Republic’s Pilsner Urquell and the Netherlands’ Grolsch. MillerCoors also offers pioneering new brands such as Redd’s Apple Ale, Batch 19 Pre-Prohibition Lager, Third Shift Amber Ale and Smith & Forge Hard Cider. MillerCoors seeks to become America’s best beer company through an uncompromising promise of quality, a keen focus on innovation and a deep commitment to sustainability. MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more atMillerCoors.com, at facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.

About TEAM Coalition
TEAM Coalition is an alliance of professional and collegiate sports, entertainment facilities, concessionaires, stadium service providers, the beer industry, distillers, broadcasters, traffic safety experts and others working together to promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at sports and entertainment facilities. TEAM Coalition members and supporters include NASCAR, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, ARAMARK, Delaware North Companies – Sportservice, Ovations Food Services, Beer Institute, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Anheuser-Busch Companies, MillerCoors, Brown-Forman, Live Nation, National Association of Broadcasters, Contemporary Services Corporation, Elite, International Association of Venue Managers, Stadium Managers Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For more information, go to www.TEAMCoalition.org or www.FansDontLetFansDriveDrunk.org

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