Atlanta Toy Story 2 Characters to Join Season Finale

Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 2 to Join Cheerios at Winston Cup Season Finale Minneapolis, Minn. (November 11, 1999)--An animated cast of characters will join Johnny Benson and General Mills as they compete in the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup season ...

Atlanta Toy Story 2 Characters to Join Season Finale

Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 2 to Join Cheerios at Winston Cup Season Finale

Minneapolis, Minn. (November 11, 1999)--An animated cast of characters will join Johnny Benson and General Mills as they compete in the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup season finale, the NAPA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Nov. 21. Along with primary sponsor Cheerios, Johnny Benson's No.26 Ford Taurus will feature "Woody's Roundup," a special paint scheme that marks the arrival of Disney and Pixar's new movie, Toy Story 2, which will open over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tom Hanks, the voice of "Woody" and Tim Allen the voice of "Buzz Lightyear," unveiled three special paint schemes on October 23rd at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. In addition to Benson's No. 26 Cheerios / "Woody's Roundup" Ford Taurus, Kyle Petty will compete in the No. 44 Hot Wheels / "Buzz Lightyear" Pontiac and Bill Elliott will have a cast of Toy Story characters on his No. 94 McDonalds Ford Taurus.

To commemorate this special event, General Mills will also feature a mail-in coupon for a collectible Hot Wheels. two pack of Toy Story 2 1:64 scale die-cast cars, featuring the #26 Cheerios/Woody car and the #44 Hot Wheels/Buzz Lightyear car. This offer is available only on 20 oz. packages of Cheerios, Frosted Cheerios and Lucky Charms, beginning in November.

"This is the first time Disney has appeared on a Winston Cup car and we are very honored that we are involved," commented Laurie Greeno, Vice President of Motorsports for General Mills. "This is a cooperative effort between Disney, General Mills, Mattel and McDonalds and we are very excited about competing in the season finale with Disney on board and our special die-cast promotions that will be launched in November. We feel that all companies involved are very family-oriented companies and make a perfect match."

Cheerios, Frosted Cheerios and Lucky Charms are products of General Mills, a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer foods products, with annual sales exceeding $6 billion and sponsor of Johnny Benson's No. 26 Ford Taurus. Major U.S. businesses include Big G cereals; Betty Crocker dessert, side dish and dinner mixes; snack products; Gold Medal flour, and Yoplait and Colombo yogurts. General Mills' Cheerios, Betty Crocker and Pop Secret brands are in their second year of their long-term sponsorships in the sport of NASCAR.

shares
comments
Dale Jarrett a 'Shoe-In' for Title

Previous article

Dale Jarrett a 'Shoe-In' for Title

Next article

Atlanta "M&M's"(R) Racing Team Preview

Atlanta "M&M's"(R) Racing Team Preview
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kyle Petty , Bill Elliott , Johnny Benson
From the archive: Dale Earnhardt’s final Autosport interview Prime

From the archive: Dale Earnhardt’s final Autosport interview

The death of Dale Earnhardt in the 2001 Daytona 500 shocked NASCAR to the core. At the Daytona 24 Hours, two weeks before his fatal accident, ‘The Intimidator’ shared his expectations of challenging for an eighth Cup title with JONATHAN INGRAM, in an article first published in the 15 February 2001 issue of Autosport magazine. Little did we know then what tragedy would unfold…

NASCAR Cup
Feb 18, 2021
The lasting NASCAR legacy after Dale Earnhardt’s death Prime

The lasting NASCAR legacy after Dale Earnhardt’s death

On February 18, 2001, seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Dale Earnhardt – the fearless ‘Intimidator’ – was in his element at Daytona International Speedway. While his own DEI team’s cars ran 1-2 towards the finish line, his famed #3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo was playing rear gunner to block any late runs from the chasing pack. As the cars tore through Turns 3 and 4 on that fateful final lap, Earnhardt maintained the strongarm tactics that encapsulated his persona… but his actions in those moments sadly proved to be his last.

NASCAR Cup
Feb 18, 2021
Inspired by Pitbull, the “revolution” sweeping through NASCAR Prime

Inspired by Pitbull, the “revolution” sweeping through NASCAR

The NASCAR Cup Series is changing. Whether it be the gradual morphing out the seasoned drivers of yesterday as the next generation step up, a radical calendar shake-up featuring more road courses than ever before and the prospect of an all-new car on the horizon, stock car racing’s highest level is nearing the end of a huge facelift.

NASCAR Cup
Feb 16, 2021
The NASCAR storylines to watch out for in 2021 Prime

The NASCAR storylines to watch out for in 2021

This weekend's Daytona 500 kickstarts a NASCAR Cup season that promises plenty of intrigue courtesy of new owners and a refreshed calendar. Here's what you need to know ahead of the new season…

NASCAR Cup
Feb 13, 2021
Why Kyle Larson can't blow his big shot at redemption Prime

Why Kyle Larson can't blow his big shot at redemption

From a disgraced NASCAR exile, Kyle Larson has been given a chance of redemption by the powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports squad. Effectively replacing seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson is no easy billing, but Larson has every intention of repaying the team's faith...

NASCAR Cup
Feb 11, 2021
Why Roger Penske is an American motorsport icon Prime

Why Roger Penske is an American motorsport icon

In this exclusive one-on-one interview, Roger Penske reveals the inner drive that has made him not only a hugely successful team owner and businessman but also the owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar. He spoke to David Malsher-Lopez.

IndyCar
Dec 28, 2020
Why NASCAR's latest second-generation champion is just getting started Prime

Why NASCAR's latest second-generation champion is just getting started

Chase Elliott's late charge to the 2020 NASCAR Cup title defied predictions that it would be a Kevin Harvick versus Denny Hamlin showdown. While the two veterans are showing no signs of slowing down, Elliott's triumph was a window into NASCAR's future…

NASCAR Cup
Nov 18, 2020
Why Kyle Larson deserves his second chance in a cancel culture Prime

Why Kyle Larson deserves his second chance in a cancel culture

“You can’t hear me? Hey n*****” Those fateful words uttered by Kyle Larson, spoken into his esports headset on April 12, were directed at his sim racing spotter – but instead they quickly became amplified around the world via social media, including his own Twitch stream.

NASCAR Cup
Oct 29, 2020