In The Mix
Campbell grad heads off to the races
AFTER just two months, Gerard Elmore
has become an expert on all things NASCAR.
The Campbell grad returns to Arizona tomorrow to resume his duties as a host for Crown Royal Television after a brief visit for Easter. Thanks to buddy Jenny Chang and former Hawaii resident Anita Allison, he's gotten the chance to roam the mainland covering the popular spectator sport.
"I had no idea what this was going to be like, but it's living up to (expectations) and a lot more," he said. "We cover a lot of stuff. Sometimes we cover the actual races, or we'll do promotional stuff for Crown Royal, going to parties in different cities."
Elmore and his partner, Joachim Weise, were chosen from more than 300 applicants for the job. Since February, the two have driven in a Crown Royal-branded Ford Escape from New York to Florida, across the country to California and Nevada, and through Georgia, Tennessee and Texas before taking a break in Phoenix. They'll have covered approximately 30 NASCAR events when their jobs end in November. You'll be able to watch them online soon at www.crownroyal.com/tv ...
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