Today, following NASCAR’s season start with the DAYTONA 500, The NASCAR Foundation, Joey Logano Foundation, ONE DAYTONA and Daytona International Speedway partnered with Convoy of Hope to distribute 35,000 pounds of food, water and supplies to approximately 1,000 families in the Daytona Beach area.
The contactless event took place beginning at 3:30 p.m. in ONE DAYTONA’s northwest parking lot where nearly 1,000 families participated in the drive-thru distribution in s safe, socially-distanced manner. Each family received four bags of food and supplies, along with a case of Dasani water donated by Coca-Cola.
“Our Foundation’s mission is giving back to children and young adults in times of need, and with the pandemic,” we see an immediate need,” said Joey Logano, one of NASCAR’s top stars who was leading on the last lap of Sunday’s DAYTONA 500 before being caught up in an accident. “We are thankful we can continue to race and visit the communities on our NASCAR schedule, but we recognize that with limited fans attending our events, we aren’t making the same economic impact in these markets. By partnering with The NASCAR Foundation at the season start, we are able to make an immediate impact for a lot of folks in Daytona Beach. That’s what it’s all about.”
This is the fifth event that The NASCAR Foundation and Joey Logano Foundation have completed partnering with Convoy of Hope, providing a total of $175,000 in support of these racing communities. Previous events were held in 2020 at Darlington Raceway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and Phoenix Raceway.
“We are proud to host this food distribution event immediately following the DAYTONA 500,” said Nichole Krieger, Executive Director, The NASCAR Foundation. “We have been a proud partner alongside the Joey Logano Foundation and Convoy of Hope since the pandemic began to bring more than 180,000 pounds of food and supplies to 4,000 families in our racing communities in need. We couldn’t be happier to work with ONE DAYTONA and Daytona International Speedway to reach the local community right here in our hometown of Daytona Beach.”
To learn more about The NASCAR Foundation and how to support its efforts to assist children in need, please visit www.NASCARFoundation.org.
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 nearly $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.
About Joey Logano
Joey Logano is the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series. The 30-year-old from Middletown, CT is a 13-year NASCAR veteran with an impressive racing resume. Logano holds records as the youngest NASCAR driver to win a Cup race, youngest to win a Cup pole award and youngest NASCAR Driver to win Rookie of the Year. Logano is the 2018 NASCAR Champion, the 2015 Daytona 500 Champion, 2016 All-Star winner and has over 50+ career NASCAR wins (26 Cup, 30 NXS). To learn more visit: www.joeylogano.com.
About 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 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.
About ONE DAYTONA
ONE DAYTONA features a 300,000 square-foot retail, dining and entertainment district, along with a Fairfield Inn and Suites, The DAYTONA, an Autograph Collection hotel, and 282 luxury apartments. Visitors, race fans, and residents recognize ONE DAYTONA as the place to live, work, stay and play in the Daytona Beach area. The destination features a comprehensive Public Art program with installations throughout including the Jantzen Diving Girl in Victory Circle. For a complete list of tenants, please visit Onedaytona.com/Directory. For more information and the latest updates, visit OneDaytona.com, follow us on Facebook (OneDaytona), Instagram (@onedaytona) or Twitter (@ONEDAYTONA).