SpartanNash Race Weekend


This past weekend, SpartanNash partnered with Nature's Bakery at the Firekeepers Casino 400 NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway. Working alongside Danica Patrick and her team this past weekend was amazing and a whole lot of fun. Our SpartanNash logo was even on the back bumper for the race!

Nature's Bakery makes good-for-you snacks perfect for people on the go. Their products, especially their popular Fig Bars, are delicious, simple, and packed with vitamins to keep you going. Their products are sold at all of our stores, and we definitely recommend them for easy on-the-go snacks.


We arrived Friday and started exploring the garages and learning how much work goes into each race. We were amazed by how busy the drivers and crews are each weekend. Each team has to fine tune every component to make sure their car can perform well while travelling at 200 miles per hour, which is no easy feat. Michigan International Speedway has wide turns, and drivers can go really fast all the way around the track, so car performance is everything.

It was an extremely hot weekend, and we were fascinated by how all of the racing teams were calm even when in thick firesuits in 90 degree weather. Proper hydration is a top priority for teams, so a lot of water gets consumed. 


Thank you Nature's Bakery for partnering with us, and we wish Danica and the Nature's Bakery team a successful rest of the season. If you haven't seen our video with Danica about Living Well and how to balance a busy schedule and making healthy lifestyle choices, click here to watch!

-Nathan, Michigan Living Well Specialist