CARQUEST 300 welcomes FFA to 2000 race festivities

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 16, 2000)—The National FFA Organization and CARQUEST are teaming up with John Deere to promote FFA’s efforts to make a positive difference in the lives of students in agricultural education through events surrounding the ...

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 16, 2000)—The National FFA Organization and CARQUEST are teaming up with John Deere to promote FFA’s efforts to make a positive difference in the lives of students in agricultural education through events surrounding the Busch Series CARQUEST 300 on May 27.

Several events leading up to and during race day will showcase how FFA members impact schools and communities. These include a CARQUEST press conference on Wednesday, May 24, a reception on Friday, May 26 and a CARQUEST hospitality event prior to the race. Pre-race activities include an award presentation by Chad Little, driver of the No. 97 John Deere Winston Cup racecar, to the national FFA officer team recognizing FFA for youth development and commemorating the debut of the John Deere/FFA car.

Memorial Day weekend signifies an important event in the history of the National FFA Organization, as the No. 97 John Deere Winston Cup racecar will proudly display the FFA emblem on its hood while racing in the Coca-Cola 600 on May 28. John Deere is the longest standing corporate sponsor of the National FFA Foundation, supporting FFA initiatives for 57 years of the organization’s 72-year history.

CARQUEST has been a corporate sponsor of FFA for 12 years. They sponsor the Agricultural Mechanics Technical Systems – Entrepreneur Proficiency Award, which recognizes students for their achievements and abilities in mechanical and technical systems. In addition, CARQUEST supports the FFA Collegiate and Vocational Technical Scholarship Program that awards over $1.7 million directly to students every year.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Chad Little