It was just a couple of weeks ago that we told you about our cool relationship with NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier and his sponsor BRANDT. Thanks to the relationship, you can find the timeless and beautiful FFA emblem riding along on the trunk of Justin’s No. 31 Chevrolet from Florida to California and every NASCAR Nationwide Series track in between.
But just last week, we had an extra bonus with Justin and the BRANDT team when he raced at a charity even in western Ohio. Called the Prelude to the Dream, the race at Eldora Speedway is put on by NASCAR champ Tony Stewart and always benefits a charity of some sort. This year, that charity was a noble one: Feed the Children. For this race, Justin was driving a dirt late model painted to match his familiar NASCAR scheme and included the FFA embelm on each side. FFA was joined by the Nutrients For Life Foundation on the car.
Naturally, with the hunger initiatives (Feeding the World, Starting at Home) we’re involved in at FFA, we were excited to be a part of an event showcasing the ongoing and growing issue of hunger.
The race brought together all-stars of several racing series including NASCAR, IndyCar, sprint cars and drag racing. Over 20,000 people bought tickets to the dirt track race and tons more bought the television pay-per-view package on HBO — with all proceeds benefiting Feed the Children. Additionally, Feed the Children sent a food truck to each driver’s hometown (or city of their choice) that finished the main event in the top-10.
It was Justin’s third time racing in the charity race, and he took 10th-place after the 40-lap main event. The race should replay on SPEED Channel in the next few weeks. If it does, we’ll keep you updated to watch out for Justin rocking an FFA hat during a live TV interview!