Maine’s Open For Business Initiative Goes NASCAR

Maine is buzzing with NASCAR fever. Maine native Austin Theriault  will be driving a Maine sponsored & themed car at this coming weekend’s Nationwide Race in Kentucky.

Austin Theriault

Gov. Paul LePage poses for the cameras with Miss Maine, left, Miss Teen Maine, and NASCAR driver Austin Theriault, in front of Theriault’s car. Credit Patty Wight / MPBN

Not only that, he is driving the #57  Chevrolet Camaro for a Wicked Good race team  – JR Motorsports. JR Motorsports is owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr and his sister Kelly Earnhardt. Their father, the legendary Dale Earnhardt, is a 7-time NASCAR champion.

Some of the news headlines:

NASCAR: State of Maine to sponsor JR Motorsports car

MPBN: NASCAR Driver’s Car Carries Maine Message: ‘Open for Business’

YouTube: NASCAR’s Austin Theriault Unveiling the “Maine Car” at Bernstein Shur in Portland, ME

So this is exciting for Maine!  The sponsors are all Maine based – both public & private entities.  NASCAR is the perfect venue for Governor LePage’s Open For Business initiative.  Beyond the obvious publicity, this is a networking opportunity as well.

The race is this Saturday, September 20, 2014. It can, will & you should watch it on ESPNews @ 7:30 PM.

Go Austin! Make Maine even more proud of you.

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