The LPGA is the first womens sports property to be the primary sponsor of a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series car. Coincidentally, Foyt is competing in the Daytona 500 for the first time in his driving career. Foyt will start 41st Sunday afternoon.
The LPGA is very excited about the opportunity to participate in one of the worlds premier sporting events, bringing images of some of our brightest stars to millions of fans around the world, said Ty M. Votaw, LPGA commissioner. The Foyt family name and the LPGA brand stand for excellence in their respective industries, and given the fact that NASCAR and the LPGA are neighbors here in Daytona Beach, this is a perfect fit.
Images of LPGA tournament champions Laura Diaz and Cristie Kerr will appear on the hood of Foyts car. Rising star Natalie Gulbis will be featured on the rear deck lid. The LPGA logo is also displayed prominently in several locations, including the quarter panels and hood. Additionally, the LPGA.com logo will be featured on the TV panel.
The LPGA is headquartered here in Daytona Beach, and since we were looking for a sponsor, we were hoping we could make this work, said team owner A.J. Foyt, who won the Daytona 500 in 1972. Larry is a huge golf fan and loves to play, so this was a great opportunity to be affiliated with the LPGA.