Race Weekend Central

Charity Corner: NAPA, Truex, Jr. To Reward Wounded Soldiers at Chicagoland

This weekend, NAPA Auto Parts and Michael Waltrip Racing team up to give two special soldiers and their guests a VIP experience at Chicagoland Speedway. Sergeant Erik Blank and Staff Sergeant Otis Hooper will enjoy a weekend of hospitality full of memories at they attend the Chase opening GEICO 400. In a contest that ran through July 31st, fans had the chance to nominate their favorite soldiers for the experience. Once the nominations closed, representatives from the NAPA Chicago Distribution Center and NAPA Illinois store owners chose the winners.

Charity Corner: NAPA, Truex, Jr. Team Up for Wounded Soldiers

Americans love their military heroes and appreciate their sacrifices as they allow us to maintain the freedoms that so many people take for granted each day, and NASCAR fans are no different. Now, you’ve got a chance to go ahead and honor a wounded soldier in a very special way via the NAPA Fallen Heroes Program.

NAPA Auto Parts and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund have teamed up to send two service men and women to the first race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup at Chicagoland Speedway in September. The winners will serve as honorary pit crew members and enjoy all kinds of perks included in their weekend including a meet and greet with Martin Truex, Jr. Additionally, they’ll receive VIP accommodations, a tour of the pit area and track, an official pit crew shirt and their names on the No. 56 NAPA Toyota for the GEICO 400.