Office Depot: Official Small Business of NASCAR Announced



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Shihan Robert Wiest, and his wife Susan, won the Office Depot “Official Small Business of NASCAR” title. They own and operate Dragon Dojo Martial Arts in Panama City, FL.

Wiest was present at the press conference stating how gracious he was for this opportunity. Not all small businesses get the opportunity to have their logo on the rear of a NASCAR Sprint Cup car. Dragon Dojo Martial Arts will be promiately displayed on the rear of Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Office Depot Chevy. And if that weren’t enough, Wiest will recieve a $14,000 small business makeover from Office Depot and a private coaching session with NASCAR executives.

When asked what defines a small business, Ivan Reed, Senior Manager of Campaigns and Sales Promotions for Office Depot said, “A small business is defined as any company that has 1-99 employees”. Reed went on to say that there was no judging, in fact, it was a nomination system that put people into a pool for the sweepstakes process. This year, with the economy the way it is, Office Depot wanted to expand the number of winners, so they had daily winners, who were awarded $1,400 to use at Office Depot.

Congratulations to Robert and Susan Wiest and to all of the other small businesses who were daily winners.

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About Christopher Smith

A long time fan of NASCAR, he attended his first race as a kid in 1979 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the World 600. Christopher watched Darrell Waltrip drive his way to victory and from that day forward he’s been hooked. As president of, Christopher launched the site in 2000 and in the past decade, it has grown into a NASCAR-accredited web site hosting multiple podcasts, dedicated writers and race coverage at the majority of NASCAR-sanctioned events. Christopher is an official member of the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA).

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