Over $45,000 Raised For Alabama Tornado Victims During Friday’s Track Drive At Talladega Superspeedwayby Press Release April 6, 2021 0 comments
TALLADEGA, Ala – Friday’s Talladega Superspeedway Track Drive, that will benefit victims of disasters like last week’s tornadoes that ripped through the state of Alabama and other countless crises, raised over $45,000.
Supporters from a host of states, including as far away as New Mexico, Texas, Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania made the trek to the greatest race track in the world to make two full exhilarating laps around the mammoth 2.66-mile venue in their personal vehicles for a minimal donation of $50. Of course, many came from all parts of Alabama, as well as neighboring states’ Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Mississippi.
The proceeds will go to American Red Cross Alabama Disaster Relief through ‘DEGA Gives, a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation. Under chamber of commerce sunny skies, hundreds of street-legal cars and trucks made their way onto the steep, 33-degree banking from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. CDT.
“It was incredible to see the vehicles lined up all day long to drive laps around Talladega Superspeedway, and from so many states,” said track President Brian Crichton. “But more importantly, the outpouring of support from the community to help those affected by the recent tornado outbreak in our area, was amazing!
Talladega Superspeedway’s motorsports tripleheader spring race weekend is just around the corner, set for April 24-25. It will feature the GEICO 500 on Sunday, April 25, and Saturday’s (April 24) General Tire 200 for the ARCA Menards Series and Ag-Pro 300 at TALLADEGA for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. For more information, log onto www.talladegasuperspeedway.com.
About Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway is the most competitive race track on the NASCAR schedule (record 88 lead changes in 188 laps), the highest-banked (33 degrees) and the longest (2.66 miles), as well as the most fun and fan-friendly. Three- and four-wide racing at 200 mph are a norm at Talladega Superspeedway, along with nail-biting, photo finishes. For information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA.
About The NASCAR Foundation
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Inc. (NASCAR) established The NASCAR Foundation in January 2006 to support initiatives that positively affect the lives of children throughout the United States. The 501(c) (3) non-profit entity partners with medical experts and other charitable organizations to fund children’s health care programs. The NASCAR Foundation has cumulatively donated more than $40 million to reach more than 1.4 million children. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation, visit NASCARfoundation.org. Follow The NASCAR Foundation on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/NASCARFoundation or on Twitter at @NASCAR_FDN.
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