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NASCAR Part of White House-Led Effort to Encourage COVID Vaccinations

NASCAR has been recruited by the White House and President Joe Biden to help encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

According to the WSJ, partnership will be working alongside the Ad Council and the COVID Collaborative to help further spread awareness to encourage people to get the vaccine.

NASCAR joins the likes of the National Football League and Major League Baseball as North American sports organizations that are part of the effort.

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The effort hopes to sway individuals who have had a reluctance to receive the vaccine.

“It’s critically important to us that we, as an industry, continue to play a meaningful role in the fight against COVID, including offering our venues to help administer vaccines across the country as quickly as possible,” NASCAR President Steve Phelps told the WSJ in a statement.

This NASCAR season, one national series driver, Kris Wright, has tested positive for the virus. Four drivers tested positive in 2020, with three missing a race because of it.

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Never at a loss for words, Zach Gillispie is a young, talented marketing professional from North Carolina who talks and writes on the side about his first love: racing! Since joining Frontstretch in 2018, Zach has served in numerous roles where he currently pens the NASCAR 101 column, a weekly piece delving into the basic nuts and bolts of the sport. Additionally, his unabashedly bold takes meshed with that trademarked dry wit of his have made Zach a fan favorite on the weekly Friday Faceoff panel. In his free time, he can be found in the great outdoors, actively involved in his church, cheering on his beloved Atlanta Braves or ruthlessly pestering his colleagues with completely useless statistics about Delma Cowart.

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they need to wait til it’s open to all people, regardless of age, and show drivers getting vaccinated. right now they’re not old enough to receive vaccine, unless they have a health issue.

baseball starts next week, partner with them.

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