Winston Cup Sponsorship-For 2 1/2 years Praytor
Animation was an associate sponsor on the 50 Midwest Transit Winston Cup Team until the
team ceased operation in the middle of 2001. Our sponsorship was our introduction to
big time racing and the following are some of the announcements from our time with the 50.
At the bottom of the page are links to some races we went to. During our time
with the 50 we saw Dan Pardus let go, Ricky Craven get rolling again and made friends with
a lot of crew members who are now scattered all over the Winston Cup Garage.
Craven moves on Mast takes the
Ricky Craven moves to the 32 car and Winston cup veteran Rick Mast takes over
driver duties on the 50 for the 2001 season.
Praytor Animation Reups with 50 for
The ride continues for Praytor Animation and Midwest Transit as Tommy Praytor and
Hal Hicks join together again for the 2001 season. "Over the last few years I
have watched this team grow and mature and with a little more help they can be a force in
Winston Cup Racing" said Praytor. Charlie Pressley, team manager added the
following, "Tommy's presence in the garage area has been a positive influence on all
of us, you can see our team moral pick up when they know Tommy is coming to the track.
Off the track Tommy has been a champion for our team and we are looking forward to
having him back in 2001.
Praytor Animation Renews Sponsorship
During Speedweeks 2000 at Daytona
International Speedway we announced the renewal of our Associate Sponsorship of the 50
Midwest Transit Monte Carlo driven by Ricky Craven. Because we are an Alabama
company out sticker will debut on the car at Talledega in April. The following our
some of the comments from the announcement:
"We have watched this team
grow and mature over the last year from a first time Winston Cup rookie to an experienced
veteran. Ricky Craven has all the tools and now he has put together a team around
him that will put him back up front."
"Tommy is one of the
most tenured members of our team having been with it from almost its inception and we are
delighted he and his company are returning for the 2000 season. Last season was a
tough rebuilding year and Tommy always made the mood a little lighter with his appearances
at the track" said Ricky Craven. He went on to say, "From Daytona to
Indianapolis Tommy and his cooking have become very popular in the Cup garage. There's
hardly a team he hasn't fed at one track or another."
1999 Winston Cup Action
PAST SCENES FROM WINSTON CUP