TUMS Announces Nationwide Search for Grand Marshal at TUMS QuikPak 500

Thursday, July 10, 2008 General News
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PITTSBURGH, July 9 TUMS, one of the most trusted brandsfor indigestion and heartburn relief, is launching a nationwide search for onelucky fan to serve as the Grand Marshal of the TUMS QuikPak 500 Sprint CupSeries race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. on October 19, 2008.

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"TUMS, and the all-new TUMS QuikPak, is all about fast relief," saidBrenda Kale, Senior Consumer Promotions Manager at GlaxoSmithKline ConsumerHealthcare. "We are looking for a Grand Marshal who has provided fast reliefto another person and deserves a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to serve as aGrand Marshal at the TUMS QuikPak 500."

Race fans who are interested in becoming the Grand Marshal of the TUMSQuikPak 500 at Martinsville Speedway can visit TUMSRacing.com and write anessay answering the question: Why do you deserve to be the Grand Marshal forthe day? From professional to everyday heroes, TUMS is searching for the racefan that has provided fast relief to a friend, family member or entirecommunity. The nomination period begins on July 9, 2008 and ends at 12:00a.m. (EDT) on August 30, 2008.

Five finalists will be selected and posted on September 5, 2008 atTUMSRacing.com. Following the finalist announcement, America will vote andchoose the Grand Marshall for the TUMS QuikPak 500 at Martinsville Speedway.The nominee who receives the most votes online will win the opportunity tobecome the TUMS QuikPak 500 Grand Marshal. Online fan voting begins September5, 2008 and will conclude on September 12, 2008.

The TUMS QuikPak 500 Grand Marshal will lead the crowd on race day,delivering the, "Drivers, start your engines" race command, attending a hostof pre-race ceremonies, being introduced to the TUMS Racing drivers andwatching the race from the comfort of a catered skybox suite.

"The TUMS QuikPak 500 is all about the fans!" Kale explained. "We areinviting race fans to nominate themselves as well as vote for who they thinkis most deserving of the Grand Marshal responsibilities at the TUMS QuikPak500."

The TUMS QuikPak 500 will be the first stock car race sponsored by theTUMS brand. The race sponsorship will continue to build on the long-standingrelationship between GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare and the.526-mile Virginia short track. The partnership began in 1983 when Goody'sHeadache Powder first sponsored the Goody's 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

About TUMS

For more than 75 years, TUMS has been a fast, effective treatment forheartburn, neutralizing stomach acid on contact. Today, TUMS is the numberone selling brand of antacid in America.

About TUMS QuikPak

TUMS QuikPak instant dissolve powder is the newest addition to the TUMSbrand lineup. TUMS QuikPak dissolves instantly on the tip of the tongue toneutralize acid on contact without water. Like all TUMS products, the TUMSQuikPak instant dissolve powder is an excellent source of calcium.

About GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is one of the world's largestover-the-counter consumer healthcare products companies. Its more than 30well-known brands include the leading smoking cessation products, Nicorette(R)and NicoDerm(R), as well as many medicine cabinet staples such as Abreva(R),Aquafresh(R), Sensodyne(R) and Tums(R), which are trademarks owned by and/orlicensed to GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies.


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