Dover International Speedway is collecting hygiene products, cleaning supplies and nonperishable food to aid Hurricane Florence victims, track officials announced.
The community and race fans headed to Dover can drop off items to the main Dover International Speedway ticket office — Gate 11 — from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 6. A tractor-trailer supplied by Weis Markets, Dover’s official retail grocery partner, will be positioned near the entrance to the FanZone from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 7 to collect donations. Weis Markets will also donate pallets of water to the effort.
Those that donate will be eligible to receive prizes and upgrades, including: luxury suite passes, Monster Bridge passes, ticket upgrades, trackside access passes, Monster Mile merchandise and tickets to the track’s spring 2019 event weekend, which will be part of its 50th anniversary season.
The effort is in coordination with the NASCAR Foundation’s partnership with Feed The Children to provide relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The storm and subsequent flooding have led to more than 40 deaths and close to $44 billion in property damage in the southeast since the storm made landfall in North Carolina on Sept. 14.
The NASCAR Foundation has also launched a Hurricane Disaster Relief donation page that provides NASCAR Nation with one place to band together and make donations to the people affected by Florence and its aftermath. One-hundred percent of the financial contributions made at nascarfoundation.org/hurricane will be used toward storm relief efforts.
Needed items include tarps, rakes, diapers, wipes, bleach, mops, brooms, dustpans, work gloves, disposable masks, green pad scrubbers, all-purpose cleaners, nonperishable food items and personal hygiene products.
For more, call 883-6555, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit doverspeedway.com.