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Apr 09, 2013
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Got Chocolate Milk Names Racecar Driver Veach To Team REFUEL
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Zach Veach
Zach Veach
18-Year-Old Zach Veach To Toot Got Chocolate Milk in 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2013) - The National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board, more commonly known as the marketers of the Got Milk? and Got Chocolate Milk? ad campaigns, announced today that Andretti Autosport Firestone Indy Lights driver Zach Veach has been named to Team REFUEL. Veach, now a sponsored athlete for Got Chocolate Milk?, joins a taste-making class of other notable sponsored athletes including, NBA star Carmelo Anthony, Olympic swimmer Dara Torres, and Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno, among others.

“This is such an honor to be a sponsored athlete with Got Chocolate Milk?,” said Veach. “I’ve said this many times, I’ve always been a huge fan of chocolate milk and to be working directly with the folks there is just awesome. Chocolate Milk has been a great refueler for me and I look forward to continuing to refuel with Chocolate Milk after a long day at the racetrack or in the gym.”

The exclusive team of athletes recognized as Team REFUEL makes up Got Chocolate Milk’s campaign to build healthier bodies while not sacrificing taste. The athletes of Team REFUEL understand the role that low-fat chocolate milk plays as part of their after to help refuel their bodies so they can be at their best. They’re impassioned and committed to their sport and they’ve made it their goal to inspire others to be their best.

Veach, of Stockdale, Oh., became a finalist in the campaign after a panel of judges rated a video he submitted about his “after.” It was rated based on expression of enthusiasm for “got chocolate milk?” brand; originality and creativity of video; his ability to demonstrate and convey positive refuel with chocolate milk message and how it is incorporated into his recovery routine. He then moved into a finalist round where he was ultimately voted and named to Team REFUEL.

For more information, please visit http://www.ZachVeach.com or http://www.gotchocolatemilk.com.

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April 21, 2013; 1pm ET

About Zach Veach:
Zach Veach is a 18-year-old autoracing driver who competes in INDYCAR’s ‘Mazda Road to Indy’ Firestone Indy Lights Series, an important open-wheel stepping-stone to a career in the IZOD IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500. In 2012, Veach captured the Formula Car Challenge Winter Series Championship and in 2011, he secured the USF2000 Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship. In 2010, Michael Andretti signed Veach to his team, Andretti Autosport, while also being named one of CNN’s “Intriguing People,” being named by ESPN the Magazine as a NEXT athlete in motorsports and was voted the “Most Popular Driver” in both 2011 and 2012 in USF2000 and Star Mazda. In addition to his racing, Veach is an advocate for safer driving as the national spokesperson for FocusDriven and for bullying prevention, headlining a national anti-bullying campaign through the Cyber Safety Academy’s “No BULL Challenge.” Veach has been a guest or profiled on a variety of national platforms including NBC’s The Today Show, among many others, and is sponsored by K12, Zakosi Data Backup, The Young Marines, Replay XD, Arai Helmets, OMP, ADS IT Solutions, and Oakley. He has also authored a book, 99 Things Teens Wish They Knew Before Turning 16, and released a phone app, urTXT, and entered his senior year of high school at K12 this past fall. For more information, please visit www.ZachVeach.com.

About K12 Inc.:
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a technology-based education company, is the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. Using 21st century tools to prepare 21st century students, K12 provides a new choice for children to learn in a flexible and innovative way, at an individualized pace. K12 provides curriculums and academic services to public and private online schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. K12 is accredited through AdvancED, the world’s largest education community. Additional information on K12 for schools and districts can be found at www.K12.com/educators.

About Andretti Autosport:
Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Andretti Autosport also campaigns multiple cars in Firestone Indy Lights, the Star Mazda Championship and in the USF2000 National Championship. The company boasts four IZOD IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012), two Firestone Indy Lights titles (2008 and 2009), one USF2000 championship (2010) and has won the Indianapolis 500 twice (2005 and 2007). For more information, please visit www.AndrettiAutosport.com.

About Firestone Indy Lights:
Firestone Indy Lights is the premier ladder series for drivers and teams striving to compete in the IZOD IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500. The top series in the Mazda Road to Indy development system, teams compete in cars that are second in speed only to the IZOD IndyCar Series at most tracks they visit. Graduates of this fast and cost-effective series include 2011 champion Josef Newgarden, 2009 champion JR Hildebrand, Marco Andretti, Ed Carpenter, James Hinchcliffe and Charlie Kimball.

Source: Zach Veach Racing




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