Travel Channel “Man Vs. Food Nation” host Adam Richman Takes on Grand Marshal Role at Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen on August 14

Adam Richman

NASCAR fans will have the opportunity to join the “Nation” and take on food challenges onsite throughout the day


Watkins Glen, NY – Watkins Glen International is thrilled to announce that Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food Nation” Adam Richman will serve as Grand Marshal of the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen on Sunday, August 14, 2011 (1 p.m. EST on ESPN). Serving as the race’s Grand Marshal, Richman will give the iconic command, “Gentlemen, start your engines” prior to the 1:00 PM EST green flag.

“As a guy who's always loved cars (American cars in particular) and the spectacle of sport there really is nothing quite like a NASCAR race,” says Richman.  “The opportunity to be part of this event and utter those immortal words is not only a dream come true but an opportunity to connect with great people from all across MvF Nation and share the awe, sheer power and skill of a live NASCAR event.” 

“Man vs. Food Nation” airs on Wednesdays at 9:00 PM on the Travel Channel; and is the evolution of Richman’s original series “Man vs. Food”. After three years of sampling delicious food across America, Adam's heard the rallying call from the show’s “Nation” of fans...they want in on the action. NASCAR fans will have the opportunity to join the “Nation” and take on food challenges onsite throughout the day.

TRAVEL CHANNEL ( is a network and Web site that connects viewers to the power and joy of human journeys that inspire, surprise, and entertain.  Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand, and the network is available in 96 million U.S. cable homes.  Its Travel Channel HD™ simulcast is distributed to almost 37 million homes and is available on every major provider.  Travel Channel is headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD, and maintains offices in New York and Atlanta.  Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates HGTV (, DIY Network (, Food Network (, Cooking Channel ( and Great American Country (, is the manager and general partner.

Heluva Good! has been the sponsor of The Glen’s premiere event for three years and their new Limited Edition Buffalo Wing Dip blends fiery hot buffalo wing sauce with cool, creamy blue cheese and sour cream to deliver a mouthwatering dip that will add kick to parties and gatherings.

Tickets for the 2011 race season at Watkins Glen International are on sale now!  Fans can order their tickets or get more information by calling the WGI ticket office at 866-461-RACE (7223) or visiting the official website  Gift certificates and track merchandise can all be purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen.  The Shop is open Monday – Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Keep up with the latest happenings at The Glen by visiting the official Watkins Glen International Facebook page,, and following WGI on Twitter, @WGI.

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