NASCAR driver to make appearance at frozen yogurt store

NORTH SHELBY – NASCAR driver David Ragan will appear at sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt in Lee Branch leading up to his appearance at Talladega Superspeedway.

Ragan will be at the store, located at 250 Doug Baker Boulevard, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, according to store co-owner Paul Hackett.

Fans are invited to meet Ragan for autographs and photos, and to enjoy a cup of frozen yogurt while they are doing so, Hackett said.

“We want to get the word out so that NASCAR fans will have the chance to meet him,” Hackett said.

Ragan made a similar appearance at a sweetFrog store in Richmond, Va. leading up to another race.

Ragan is scheduled to race his No. 23 sweetFrog car at the Alabama 500 at Talladega on Oct. 23.

Ragan has competed in the Sprint Cup series since 2006.

Hackett said Ragan’s visit is coming on the heels of another effort by the store, in which coupons are distributed to local school libraries for students who have achieved reading goals.