OHNO SELECTED AS GRAND MARSHAL
America’s most decorated winter sports athlete to rev up NASCAR event at PIR
Record-setting short-track speed skater and Season 4 Dancing with the Stars champ Apolo Anton Ohno – a national spokesman for SUBWAY® – has been named Grand Marshal for the upcoming SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, Feb. 27.
“I am excited to serve as the Grand Marshal of the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ and be a part of such a big event,” said Ohno. “Since I started working with SUBWAY®, I have had the opportunity to be a part of several unique experiences, and having the chance to give the most famous racing command, ‘Gentleman, start your engines,’ is going to be something to remember.”
In addition to saying the most famous words in racing, Ohno’s duties as Grand Marshal will include working with PIR officials and SUBWAY® to help welcome fans, drivers, and teams to Phoenix for the first West Coast race of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
The newest famous fan of SUBWAY®, Ohno will compete in his first marathon, the ING New York City Marathon, in November at the urging of renowned SUBWAY® commercial star Jared Fogle. Fogle completed the marathon in 2010.
At 28 years old, Ohno is the most decorated American winter sports athlete of all-time with well over 30 medals won in international competition for short-track speed skating. A 12-time U.S. National Champion, Ohno has been the top U.S. short-track speed skater for the past decade. Recently, he was ranked in the top 10 of Business Week’s 2011 Top 100 Most Powerful Athletes and published an autobiography, Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday, which reached the New York Times best-seller list.
In addition to his speed skating achievements, Ohno paired with dancing partner Julianne Hough to win Dancing with the Stars in 2007. Ohno has also appeared as a guest judge on the Bravo Network’s fashion reality show "Project Runway."
Tickets to the exciting Feb. 24-27 SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ NASCAR event weekend are available with prices starting at just $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.phoenixraceway.com/tickets or call 866-408-RACE (7223).
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