For the 15th year, Daytona International Speedway and OneBlood are partnering together to honor the victims of Sept. 11. This Saturday, Sept. 12th, the “Drive to Donate” blood drive will return to the “World Center of Racing,” bringing the Central Florida community together to give the “Gift of Life.”
Over the past 14 years, “Drive to Donate” has collected more than 6,100 units of blood. The “Drive to Donate” blood drive at the storied 2.5-mile tri-oval will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UNOH Fanzone located in the Daytona International Speedway infield. Donors can enter the Speedway through Gate 40 and the Turn 1 tunnel, located off of Williamson Blvd.
Every guest that donates blood will receive:
- A general admission ticket for the 2021 Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Xfinity Series race
- Free 9/11 Commemorative T-shirt
- Wellness checkup, including COVID-19 Antibody Testing, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening
All donors who schedule an appointment and donate will be entered to win:
- One of five pairs of tickets to the 2021 Busch Clash At DAYTONA
- Two Daytona 500 club ticket packages for the 2021 DAYTONA 500
- Two Daytona 500 club ticket packages for the 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400
To make an appointment and find out more about the “Drive to Donate” blood drive, visit www.oneblood.org/drive or call 1-888-9-DONATE (1-888-936-6283). Generally healthy people ages 16 or older, who weigh at least 110 pounds, can donate blood. Photo ID is required.
OneBlood is a not-for-profit blood center responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood to more than 250 hospital partners and their patients throughout Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about OneBlood visit www.oneblood.org.
About Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of “The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the “World Center of Racing,” boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway grounds are also used extensively for events that include concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.
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