Smithfield Foods to sponsor RPM 43 in 25 races


Smithfield Foods will expand their venture into NASCAR racing. The world’s largest pork processor and hotdog producer will sponsor the No. 43 car driven by Aric Almirola for 25 events in 2013.

“I had a great time working with Smithfield and its companies last season,” Almirola commented. “Together, we gave back to the community through Smithfield’s initiative Helping Hungry Homes, Eckrich’s Operation Homefront and to Harvesters Food Bank with Farmland Foods among others. It has been a privilege to work with a company that focuses on giving back. Not to mention, their quality products.”

Smithfield Foods and its family of brands including Eckrich, Farmland, Gwaltney and Smithfield will all participate as primary sponsors throughout the year.

The first race for Smithfield will be the 55th running of the Daytona 500 on February 24.

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