This year NASCAR Day is celebrated on the third Friday in May and recognizes the drivers, celebrities, corporate partners, media and millions of fans.
In 2006, the NASCAR Foundation brought family together to support the cause of health and lives of children across the whole country. Today, the observance kicks off a fundraising event dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children.
The NASCAR Foundation is the leading charitable organization that works to improve the lives of children in the NASCAR community. They believe every child deserves a chance at a healthy life. By making children’s health their main priority, the foundation helps make the medical needs of children their top priority.
“We believe our greatest asset is the power and passion of our NASCAR fans: passion both for the sport and for giving back. NASCAR Day is an annual celebration of this NASCAR spirit.”
Children who have long term illnesses have anxiety about what is happening around them. Luckily, their hospital stay can be one less thing to worry about. Each child in any Speediatrics unit no longer feels overwhelmed during their hospital stay because each room is made to alleviate uneasiness.
Not So Common Fun Facts
- 1948: Red Byron wins the first NASCAR race driving a Ford.
- 1959: More than 41,000 fans attend the the first Daytona 500.
- 1963: Wendell Scott becomes the first African-American to win a NASCAR race.
- 1977: Janet Guthrie becomes the first women to compete in the Daytona 500, qualify 39th and finishing 12th.
- 2013: Danica Patrick becomes the first female to win a pole in NASCAR history.
YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED
- Learn more about the NASCAR Foundation.
- Volunteer at a local event.
- Donate money to the organization.
- Show your support by posting #NASCARDay on social media.