Chase Austin to Drive the No. 43 Forgotten Harvest/Walgreens Million Meal Challenge Dodge for Baker Curb Racing at Michigan International ChaSpeedway Driving Hunger from Metro Detroit with Forgotten Harvest and Walgreens NASCAR Nationwide...
Chase Austin to Drive the No. 43 Forgotten Harvest/Walgreens Million Meal Challenge Dodge for Baker Curb Racing at Michigan International ChaSpeedway
Driving Hunger from Metro Detroit with Forgotten Harvest and Walgreens
NASCAR Nationwide driver Chase Austin will be driving the No. 43 Forgotten Harvest/Walgreens Million Meal Challenge Dodge for Baker Curb Racing at Michigan International Speedway this Saturday in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Race. This will be Chase's 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series debut and his first chance to get behind the wheel of the new body style of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race cars.
"I'm really excited to be driving the No. 43 this weekend at Michigan. I raced in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Race in June at Michigan, so I do have a few laps on the track. Still, I have a lot to learn in the practices on Thursday and Friday -- getting accustomed to the new Nationwide car and just getting more laps on the track will be important," said Chase Austin.
In addition, Chase will continue to help drive away hunger from Metro Detroit this weekend at Michigan International Speedway as part of Forgotten Harvest's Million Meal Challenge, with support from Walgreens of Southeast Michigan.
As part of the Million Meal Challenge partnership, which started in June and continues until September 6, 125 Southeast Michigan Walgreen's locations are supporting the Million Meal Challenge by accepting food donations in its stores of items like peanut butter, jelly and other Walgreen's sold food items.
It's a fact that one in five children live in poverty and are at risk of going hungry. One in two children in the City of Detroit live in poverty and many of these children rely on schools or other day programs to get the food and nutrition they need. Forgotten Harvest is raising funds and collecting nutritious food for children to eat during the final days of their Summer Vacations and at other times when they would ordinarily be eating meals at school.
"It's an honor to be representing such a gracious organization as Forgotten Harvest and Walgreens. What they do in the Detroit Metro area is remarkable and a blessing to so many. Their program, the Million Meal Challenge has helped so many kids already this summer and I'm hoping next weekend we can get even more people to go visit a Walgreens to donate," said Chase.
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