BANANA BOAT TO SPONSOR JAMIE MCMURRAY
Banana Boat® Sun Care Teams Up with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams for
2012 IndyCar and NASCAR Racing Seasons
Banana Boat® Sun Care Helps Racing Fans Stay Cool and Protected All Summer Long
CONCORD, NC (January, 24, 2012) – Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced today that Banana Boat® sun care will take on the sun and the speedway for a new partnership. Banana Boat® sun care will sponsor the race cars of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and 2010 Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray and Target Chip Ganassi Racing, and two-time Indianapolis 500winner Dario Franchitti during the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup and IZOD IndyCar racing seasons, respectively.
Chip Ganassi Racing Teams and Banana Boat® sun care are collaborating to help racing fans stay cool and protected from the extreme sun and heat commonly found at races with its innovative, new product – Banana Boat® Sport Performance® CoolZone™ continuous spray sunscreen.
As part of the partnership, Banana Boat® sun care will host fan experiences trackside at key races including the Daytona 500, races at Talladega Superspeedway and the Indianapolis 500, among others. The sunscreen brand will provide fans with a break from the sun, offering quick relief and sun protection in its CoolZone™ Pit Stop. Here, fans will have the opportunity to receive a “cool-over” with the new sunscreen, play games and receive fun giveaway items.
Notes of Interest:
• Banana Boat® CoolZone™ Sunscreen Pit Stop: Banana Boat® invites race fans to take a break from the sun, offering quick relief and sun protection in its CoolZone™ Sunscreen Pit Stop. Here, fans can receive “cool-overs” with the new Sport Performance® CoolZone™ continuous spray sunscreen, receive a racing card of either Dario or Jamie with important sun care tips and take a Sun Care Challenge to snag fun prizes.
• Banana Boat® CoolZone™ Brand Facebook Tab: For those fans not at the racetrack this summer, they can visit the Banana Boat® CoolZone™ brand Facebook tab for exclusive access to content and tips from Jamie, Dario and their pit crews on what’s cool for the summer – from the hottest play lists to the coolest outdoor gear – including a chance to win a CoolZone™ Pit Crew Experience with Jamie at an upcoming race.
• Banana Boat® Sport Performance® CoolZone™ Continuous Spray Sunscreen: For the active outdoor enthusiast, new Banana Boat® Sport Performance® CoolZone™ continuous spray sunscreen provides active UVA and UVB protection that instantly cools skin on contact, for a clean, refreshed feeling. With a crisp, clean scent, Banana Boat® Sport Performance® CoolZone™ sunscreen is invisible and rub-free for easy application, as well as water resistant for durable sun protection. It is available in SPF 30 and SPF 50+ and the Banana Boat® CoolZone™ product line up also includes an After Sun Aloe Gel with Lidocaine, for cooling burn relief to refresh skin after a day in the sun.
• About Banana Boat®: The Banana Boat® brand offers a wide range of product options that provide today's busy family with reliable sun protection without worry, so the fun can go on and on. The advanced technology in Banana Boat® sunscreen products provides effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection that won't break down in the sun. Banana Boat® products have carried The Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation for almost two decades.
• Minna Raffin, Sun Care Group Marketing Director, Energizer Personal Care: We are thrilled to partner with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams and its amazing caliber of drivers. The unique relationship marries the outstanding skill and coolness of its drivers with the protection and reliability of our products.
• Jamie McMurray, Driver: I’m excited to represent Banana Boat® and its new product – CoolZone™. Its products provide protection from the sun – something our fans and my pit crew could benefit from since they are exposed to intense sun for hours on end at each race.
• Steve Lauletta, President,Chip Ganassi Racing Teams: We are proud to announce our partnership with Banana Boat® Sun Care. It is great to see a brand like Banana Boat® join our roster of partners. With more and more families attending our races, we know Banana Boat® Sun Care will provide our fans with the protection they need outdoors. We think this is the perfect partnership for racing.