GREENCASTLE -- NASCAR driver Ryan Newman, winner of 14 Sprint Cup races, including the 2008 Daytona 500, will visit Dixie Chopper facilities in both Fillmore and Greencastle on June 29.
Newman, who drives the No. 39 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, will also make one public appearance locally on Tuesday.
Newman will be in town for a video and photo shoot for Dixie Chopper advertising purposes, but will also have lunch and hold a Q-and-A session with employees at the company's Fillmore headquarters.
The day will end with a two-hour public autograph session (5-7 p.m.) at the Dixie Chopper Business Center, located at the Putnam County Airport on Greencastle's East Side (Ballard Lane off of Indianapolis Road/State Road 240). The first 200 people who obtain a wristband at the Business Center (available beginning at noon on June 29) will be able to have one item autographed by Newman.
Newman, a 32-year-old South Bend native, owns three Dixie Chopper Xcaliber lawn mowers and cuts the grass himself at his Statesville, N.C., home and on his farm property nearby.
Dixie Chopper is currently celebrating its 30th year of building "The World's Fastest Lawn Mower." All of its zero-turn mowers are made and assembled in Putnam County.