KANSAS CITY, Kan. (October 9, 2020) – Since its inception in 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has undertaken numerous initiatives which positively affect the lives of children throughout the United States. This is especially true for the markets in which the sport hosts events. These efforts will be highlighted next weekend as NASCAR descends upon Kansas Speedway for four races over the course of three days, October 16-18.
The ARCA Menards Series Championship race on Friday, October 16 at 7:30 pm CT – the first of the quartet of races – will be named the Speediatrics 150 presented by The NASCAR Foundation. The race will be televised on either FS1 or FS2 (TBD). This comes in an effort to boost awareness for children’s health and medical needs across the country through the Foundation’s Speediatrics Children’s Fund.
This marks the second-ever entitlement sponsorship for Speediatrics, the Foundation’s program that provides support to hospitals, specialty clinics, camps and other organizations offering children’s medical and health care services.
“The NASCAR Foundation has done tremendous work in our communities for two decades, and having them as the entitlement partner for our ARCA Menards Series Championship race makes it even more special,” said Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren. “The contributions that the Speediatrics Children’s Fund has made in just a few years have been extensive, and they have made a huge difference in the lives of many children, including right here in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.”
In 2016, The NASCAR Foundation launched the Speediatrics Children’s Fund to deliver high quality care to needy children. To date, the Speediatrics Children’s Fund has contributed more than $8 million to impact the lives of more than 725,000 children.
“It is an honor to partner with Kansas Speedway for the ARCA Menards Series championship race,” stated Nichole Krieger, The NASCAR Foundation Executive Director. “Since its inception, Speediatrics has worked to incorporate the excitement and spirit of racing into our racing communities. This partnership is an ideal opportunity to drive awareness of the Speediatrics Children’s Fund and its ability to deliver critical medical and health related resources to children in need.”
Fans are encouraged to visit NASCARfoundation.org/Speediatrics150 to learn how they can get involved and help children survive and thrive, through their support of The NASCAR Foundation and its health and wellness programs for children.
The following is the complete schedule for Kansas Speedway’s 2020 fall NASCAR weekend:
Friday, Oct. 16: ARCA Menards Series Speediatrics 150 presented by 7:30 pm (FS1 or FS2)
The NASCAR Foundation (150 miles)#
Saturday, Oct. 17: NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Clean Harbors 200 (200 miles)* 3:00 pm (FOX)
Saturday, Oct. 17: NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 (300 miles)* 6:00 pm (NBCSN)
Sunday, Oct. 18: NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 (400 miles)* 1:30 pm (NBC)
Times are CT
*Denotes first race in Playoffs Round of 8 #Denotes Championship race
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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 $36 million to reach more than one 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.
About Kansas Speedway
Kansas Speedway is a premier motorsports facility in the Midwest. The track, which opened in 2001, hosts two NASCAR Cup Series weekends each year, along with approximately 200 other event days each year. The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, which opened in 2012, overlooks Turn 2 of the track.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, Americrown Service and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).
Kansas Speedway Media Contact:
Neal Gulkis, Director of Track Communications, Midwest Region, NASCAR
[email protected]; 305-224-3189