Smithfield’s "Fuel Up With The King" Sweepstakes Gives Fans a Chance to Tailgate With Racing Legend Richard Petty and the No. 43 Team

Enter Daily for a Chance to Kick Off the 2016 Season With “The King”

SMITHFIELD, Va., Aug. 25, 2015 — For racing fans, the opportunity to tailgate with royalty could be just a bacon strip away. Smithfield announced the start of its “Fuel Up with the King” Sweepstakes, where one lucky fan will win the Grand Prize of an all-inclusive trip for two to the 2016 race in Daytona, a new Ford F-150 and a Smithfield-hosted tailgate with “The King” Richard Petty, Aric Almirola, and the legendary Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 team.

“Smithfield is very proud to once again team up with Richard Petty Motorsports and provide an opportunity for racing enthusiasts everywhere to get the ultimate fan experience,” said Dennis Pittman, Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Smithfield. “Racing fans are as loyal and passionate a group as they come, and we hope with this sweepstakes we can add a little bit of flavor and a whole lot of fun to their enthusiasm for the sport.”

Now through October 31, anyone with a code from specially marked packages of Smithfield bacon, lunch meat, smoked sausage, quarter boneless spiral ham, and a variety of Smithfield Anytime Favorites ham cuts can enter the Fuel Up with the King sweepstakes daily. A higher number of entries increases the chance of winning. The winner will be announced at the end of November and will fly out to Daytona Beach next February for the first race of the 2016 season.

Participants also have a chance to win a variety of daily, weekly, and monthly prizes in addition to the Grand Prize. Daily winners can score prizes such as a No. 43 hat autographed by the “The King,” die-cast No. 43 cars, and t-shirts; each week one person will win free Smithfield bacon for an entire year; and one monthly winner will receive a Weber grill.

To enter, purchase one of 28 different Smithfield products with limited edition packaging featuring Richard Petty in the iconic Petty Blue. Next, head to and enter your personal information to register. Finally, submit the unique code found on your package to enter for the Grand Prize, and find out if you are a daily Instant Prize Winner. For an added chance to win, share the sweepstakes with friends via social media or email to receive another entry code.

Since 2012, Smithfield has been the primary sponsor of Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 43 Ford Fusion driven by Aric Almirola. For more information visit

Additional Information: Promotion runs August 1 through October 31, 2015. Participants must be 21 or over. No purchase necessary. See Official Rules for details. © 2015 Smithfield Foods. All rights reserved.

About Smithfield
A leading provider of high-quality pork products, Smithfield was founded in 1936 in Smithfield, Virginia, establishing the town as the “Ham Capital of the World.” From hand-trimmed bacon to slow-smoked holiday hams, Smithfield brings artistry, authenticity and a commitment to heritage, flavor, and handcrafted excellence to everything it produces. With a vast product portfolio including smoked meats, hams, bacon, sausage, and fresh pork cuts, the company services retail, foodservice, and deli channels across the Unites States and 30 countries abroad. All of Smithfield’s products meet the highest quality and safety standards in the industry. To learn more about how Flavor Hails from Smithfield, please visit,, and Smithfield is a brand of Smithfield Foods.About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook’s®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Nathan’s Famous®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Carando® and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit

About Richard Petty Motorsports
A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneur Andrew Murstein, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields two teams in competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Aric Almirola pilots the famous No. 43 Ford Fusion with primary partners Smithfield Foods, U.S. Air Force, STP and Fresh From Florida, and Sam Hornish Jr. drives the No. 9 machine with primary partners Medallion Bank and Twisted Tea. In addition, Dakoda Armstrong wheels the No. 43 WinField Ford Mustang full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.

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  1. I am 53 year old been following Raceing love the history of the tracks and how it all started. you stated with a Ford and now own a Ford team that’s cool. I Liked you way moor than Dale Earnhardt. Sorry I cant spell so well. handy cap. Roll on! and I hope I win.

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