Mercer Transportation Announces NASCAR Sweepstakes Winner
(Louisville, KY) December 19, 2007– Mercer Transportation officially announced the winner of the Drive to Win NASCAR sweepstakes. Jackie Walden of Decatur, AL was the winner of a deluxe travel package for two to the 50th Anniversary Daytona 500 on February 13-18, 2008.
Walden will receive reserved tickets in the Nextel tower for the qualifying races, truck series race, Busch Series race and the 50th running of the Daytona 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race. In addition, the winner and his guest will enjoy a five night hotel accommodation at Rosen Shingle Creek, welcome reception, admission and pre-race passes to the Nextel Fanzone, admission to the Daytona USA motorsports attraction, along with on-site personal assistance and motorcoach transportation to and from the events.
Walden, a flatbed owner operator for Proud American Transport, plans on sharing his luck with his wife, Jane. The parents of two and grandparents of five, have been married for 30 years and are thrilled to be given a chance to enjoy this special event together.
“We haven’t been on a vacation in a long time … it’s been seven years. There’s always something coming up, tags to buy, freight to haul. We are so excited to get a break!” says Walden.
To promote Mercer’s owner-operator program, the company had been advertising the NASCAR Sweepstakes on Mercertown.com and at this year’s truck shows and driver appreciation events. Walden submitted his winning entry at the Dodge City Travel Center in Dodge City, AL on October 19, 2007.
When prodded for race predictions, Walden admits, “I’d like Earnhardt to win. I don’t know if Jeff Gordon is going to let him win, but he’s my pick.”
Ranked among the top carriers in the U.S., Mercer Transportation has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s leading owner-operator companies. Mercer is an irregular route carrier of general commodities that operates an owner-operator fleet of more than 2,000 trucks in the continental United States and Canada. Owner operators interested in joining the Mercer family should call 800-433-0904 or visit www.mercertown.com.