MARTINSVILLE, Va. (June 08, 2020) – As NASCAR returns to racing at Martinsville Speedway (Martinsville), the Joey Logano Foundation, The NASCAR Foundation, and Elevation Outreach, an outreach ministry of Elevation Church based in Charlotte, N.C., are partnering with Convoy of Hope to bring food, water and hygiene supplies to the speedway for an event to support Henry County on Thursday, June 11.
“Since initiating the Joey Logano Foundation / Elevation Outreach COVID-19 $1M Response & Relief Fund, we’ve been able to make a significant impact in multiple communities by focusing on educational equality, food distribution, financial shortages and medical supplies,” said Joey Logano, Chairman of the Joey Logano Foundation. “Since inception, one of my favorite events throughout this initiative has been the mobile distribution event with Convoy of Hope in Darlington, S.C. This was my favorite event because with just one truck, we were able to provide necessary supplies to almost 1,000 families. Plus, it was cool to see top NASCAR leadership and members from The NASCAR Foundation attend the event in Darlington to help make it a huge success.”
Convoy of Hope will provide more than 40,000 pounds of food and supplies to approximately 1,000 households/vehicles during its drive-thru distribution at the track. This will be the second event held at a NASCAR-owned facility following the first joint relief effort at Darlington Raceway on May 18.
“During these trying times for our country, it’s been incredibly inspiring to see the industry rally around these special events to help give back to communities in need,” said Logano. “After seeing how impactful Darlington went, we quickly moved forward and scheduled our next event with Convoy of Hope in Martinsville, Va. on June 11. My hope is that by everyone doing their part, we can maintain hope and continue to get through this together.”
As Henry County has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the facility also supported the community by hosting COVID-19 testing prior to race week.
“We are honored the Joey Logano Foundation, The NASCAR Foundation, Elevation Outreach, and Convoy of Hope are bringing relief efforts to Martinsville and Henry County,” said Martinsville President Clay Campbell. “The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our region, so we are grateful for their commitment to support families in our community.”
In compliance with guidelines set by the federal, state and local health officials, the event will follow a contactless point-of-distribution model to ensure the safety of staff and Convoy of Hope’s deserving guests. As residents arrive at the speedway, food will be placed in the trunk or backseat of the vehicles by volunteers.
Guests may pick up donations in the bus parking lot at Gate 13 on Clover Road located across the street from the Track Services building at Martinsville. Access to Clover Road is available from Industrial Park Drive on Thursday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to noon ET.
To learn more about Convoy of Hope, visit convoyofhope.org.
Martinsville 2020 Season
The final stop for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series championships will lead through Martinsville on Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. “The Short Track” will host the penultimate races for the NASCAR Cup Series with the Xfinity 500 on Sunday, Nov. 1, NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday, Oct. 31, and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series on Friday, Oct. 30.
The ValleyStar Credit Union 300, the nation’s biggest, richest and most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race, will return for an evening of intense competition at Martinsville on Saturday, Sept. 26
Tickets are available for purchase in-person at the Martinsville Ticket Office, via phone at 877-RACE-TIX, or online at martinsvillespeedway.com.
About Martinsville Speedway
Founded by H. Clay Earles in 1947, Martinsville Speedway is the only NASCAR track to host NASCAR Cup Series races every year since its inception in 1949. At .526 miles in length, “The Short Track” annually hosts two NASCAR race weekends featuring the NASCAR Cup Series, along with NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races in the fall. Martinsville Speedway also annually hosts the ValleyStar Credit Union 300, the nation’s biggest, richest and most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race. For more information about Martinsville Speedway, visit martinsvillespeedway.com.
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 Joey Logano
Joey Logano is the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford in the NASCAR Cup Series. The 30-year old from Middletown, CT is a 12-year NASCAR veteran and the youngest driver to win a race, a pole, and Rookie of the Year honors in NASCAR’s Cup Series 70-year history. Logano is the 2018 NASCAR Champion, the 2015 Daytona 500 Champion and has over 50 career NASCAR wins (25 Cup, 30 NXS). Off to a strong start in 2020, Logano won two of the first four NASCAR races this season prior to the racing schedule being postponed due to the COVID 19 crisis. To learn more visit: www.joeylogano.com
About the Joey Logano Foundation
Founded in 2013, The Joey Logano Foundation invests in organizations offering second chances to children and young adults during times of crisis and works to inspire others to live a life of generosity. Through grant making, charity events, the JL Kids Crew and CARE (Critical Assistance Relief Effort), the Joey Logano Foundation continues to make a profound difference in the lives of children and adults in need across the country. To learn more visit: www.joeyloganofoundation.com
About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for 17 consecutive years. Convoy of Hope has served more than 130 million people since it was founded in 1994. For more information, please visit convoyofhope.org.
About Elevation Outreach
Elevation Outreach is the outreach ministry of Elevation Church, a multisite church based in Charlotte, NC, led by Pastor Steven Furtick. Their purpose is to meet the needs of communities around the world through the power of partnership. They currently partner and serve with more than 300 organizations around the world specializing in disaster response, emergency assistance, recovery services, educational development, church planting, and medical support. For more information, visit www.ElevationOutreach.com.
Martinsville Speedway Media Contact:
Tim Southers, Director of Communications
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