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August 30, 2013

NASCAR Driver Kyle Busch to Visit Merchants Square Sept. 5

Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M’S® Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™, makes a pit stop in the Revolutionary City to experience Colonial Williamsburg’s engaging programming and culinary traditions and to meet with visitors. The free event includes a meet and greet with fans in Merchants Square, including photo opportunities with the driver, colonial chocolate history demonstrations by American Heritage Chocolate, and a visit to the Revolutionary City with Busch and his wife, Samantha Busch.

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – No. 18 M&M’s Show Car on display in Merchants Square
  • 11:30 a.m. – Kimball Theatre opens to public
  • 11:55 a.m. – Kyle Busch arrives in Merchants Square
  • Noon – Kyle and Samantha Busch join American Heritage Chocolate and Colonial Williamsburg staff for chocolate demonstration
  • 1 p.m. – chocolate samples shared (while they last)
  • 2:20 – Kyle and Samantha visit Revolutionary City military encampment via carriage

    Attendees can enter a contest to win two tickets to the Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race under the stars Friday, Sept. 6 at Richmond International Raceway and two Colonial Williamsburg annual passes.

    Launched this spring, Colonial Williamsburg’s partnership with Richmond International Raceway is designed to encourage NASCAR fans to enhance their race weekend experience with the rich history of Colonial Williamsburg and the rich taste of Mars Chocolate North America’s American Heritage Chocolate. Through its continued partnership with American Heritage Chocolate, Colonial Williamsburg seeks to offer its guests a unique and historical take on an 18th-century inspired line of real chocolate products. A surprising yet perfect match, this three-way collaboration is set to become a strong asset for Virginia tourism, drawing new audiences to two of the state’s main attractions.

    Media Contact:
    Barbara Brown

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