One Great Cause, One Great Race: DIS Teams Up With Kevin Harvick and the National Fallen Firefighter

External News Wire | 12/20/11

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway has once again joined forces with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) for a special ticket package that will deliver the excitement of NASCAR’s most prestigious race – the Daytona 500 – as well as benefit an important cause.  And this year, Daytona has upped the ante by also partnering with 2007 Daytona 500 Champion Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Budweiser Chevrolet Impala.

The NFFF ticket package, which starts at $119 for adults and $79 for children 12 and under, includes a race ticket to the 54th annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 26, admission to the FIRE STATION 500 hospitality tent, and an appearance by Harvick.

A portion of the proceeds from each NFFF ticket package purchase will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation, a tax-exempt, non-profit organization created by the United States Congress to lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, NFFF has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and co-workers.

“This special ticket offer is a great opportunity for race fans to witness both the excitement and pageantry of NASCAR’s signature event while supporting a very worthy initiative,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “We’re proud to assist in NFFF’s mission of honoring America’s fallen firefighters and providing resources to assist their survivors.”

“As a Daytona 500 champion and the son of a retired firefighter, I’m honored to be a part of this great offer for a very worthy cause,” said Harvick.  “I look forward to meeting with this special group of firefighters, first responders and their families before climbing into the No. 29 Bud Impala in the hopes of capturing my second victory in ‘The Great American Race.’ ”

“The Daytona 500 Hospitality Fundraiser is a wonderful opportunity for firefighters to enjoy themselves while supporting the efforts of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation,” said NFFF Executive Director Ron Siarnicki.  “Firefighters are very dedicated to our mission, which is to honor the memories of those who died in the line of duty, to provide comfort and support to their loved ones, and to help prevent future line of duty deaths. This event is truly a win-win.”

To purchase this special package, race fans should call 1-877-306-RACE or visit For more information on the Foundation, visit

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