Braun Racing Joins Sponsor Dollar General in Support of Autism Speaks MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 29, 2010) -- Braun Racing announced today that they will support sponsor, Dollar General, and its partnership with Autism Speaks to increase the ...
Braun Racing Joins Sponsor Dollar General in Support of Autism Speaks
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 29, 2010) -- Braun Racing announced today that they will support sponsor, Dollar General, and its partnership with Autism Speaks to increase the awareness of autism and raise funds for autism research and advocacy. Each of the four Braun Racing entries in the NASCAR Nationwide Series will carry the Autism Speaks logo during Autism Awareness Month in April to drive awareness for the campaign. Kicking off the month at Nashville Superspeedway, the No. 11 Camry, driven by Rookie of the Year candidate Brian Scott, will join Reed Sorenson and the No. 32 team in sporting the Dollar General colors.
Throughout April, Dollar General will offer their customers the opportunity to make donations to Autism Speaks during check-out. To kick off the month-long campaign, Dollar General has donated $50,000 to Autism Speaks. The company will make an additional $50,000 donation to Autism Speaks for every race won by Sorenson or Brian Vickers in the No. 32 Dollar General car in April.
"We are very proud to join Dollar General in creating awareness of autism," said Todd Braun, owner of Braun Racing. "Working together, we can bring more attention to this disorder and help to raise funds for Autism Speaks which supports autism research and advocacy."
The campaign hits close to home for crew chief, Trent Owens, whose young son was diagnosed with autism last year.
"I was really excited to hear about Dollar General's partnership with Autism Speaks," said Owens. "There are still so many unknowns with this disorder, which as a parent of a child with autism is one of the biggest challenges. There are still a lot of 'why's' and 'how's' and this organization is dedicated to funding research into answering those questions. Every trip to victory lane is special, but putting the No. 32 car into victory lane during Autism Awareness Month will make it extra-special, thanks to Dollar General and their generosity."
The NASCAR Nationwide Series travels to Nashville Superspeedway, Phoenix International Raceway, Texas Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and Richmond International Raceway during the month of April.