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Help Heal Veterans (Heal Vets), the nation's largest provider of free therapeutic arts-and-craft kits to U.S. veterans and active-duty military personnel, today announced it is partnering with Jennifer Jo Cobb, the only female NASCAR driver and team owner. As part of the partnership, Cobb toured the Help Heal Veterans facility, filmed a public service announcement (PSA) about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and will be distributing craft kits to her military guests at future NASCAR races.
Cobb is a professional racecar driver, NASCAR team owner, public speaker and entrepreneur. She launched Driven2Honor in 2011 to honor America's female military members. Heal Vets and Driven2Honor are teaming up this NASCAR season to provide therapeutic craft kits to female veterans who are guests of Cobb at NASCAR races.
"Honoring and supporting our nation's veterans, active military and their families is a cause dear to my heart," said Jennifer Job Cobb. "I am grateful to be partnering with Heal Vets to provide therapeutic craft kits to those in need."
For more than 40 years, Heal Vets, a nonprofit organization founded during the Vietnam War, has supplied arts-and-crafts kits free of charge to injured servicemen and women and U.S. veterans. The kits often become a part of the patient's treatment plan, giving them a creative outlet along with tangible therapeutic and rehabilitation benefits. The kits improve fine motor skills, cognitive functioning, memory, anger issues and dexterity.
"We greatly admire Jennifer's commitment to Driven2Honor and the meaningful work the organization does for America's female veterans," said Captain Joe McClain, Help Heal Veterans Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to working with her to help educate others about PTSD and the importance of therapeutic recreation."
Since 1971, Help Heal Veterans has provided more than 29 million therapeutic arts-and-crafts kits free of charge to injured servicemen and women and U.S. veterans.
For more information about the extensive Heal Vets arts and crafts program, visit HealVets.org, or call 888-567-VETS (8387).
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Spencer Boyd Racing and Rick Ware Racing announced today they will race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series together in 2017. With approximately half of the schedule locked in, the team will look to add as many races as possible in both Truck and Xfinity competition.
Boyd drove for RWR in his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Iowa earlier this year in addition to one other NXS start and three NCWTS starts in 2016. “Our effort in 2016 was about getting approved for all tracks and feeling comfortable at this level of racing,” reflects Boyd. “We worked with many great partners to achieve a successful debut season. I am thankful for the opportunities I was given in 2016, now look forward to going fast and competing with Rick Ware in 2017.”
The relationship between the two dates back to 2012, when Spencer was running Legends Cars with Farbo Motorsports. He and Rick’s son, Cody, were teammates and through much of that summer, roommates as well. The Ware and Boyd families envisioned a future where the two would work together again on a bigger stage.
“I have followed Spencer’s career for many years now,” comments Ware. “He has impressed me at every level. Our organization is excited to have this young talent on our team and personally it’s rewarding to see our dreams of years ago come to life.”
Although the truck number has yet to be determined, Rick Ware Racing will show up with a new Chevrolet Silverado truck for Boyd’s Daytona debut. “Participating in Speed Weeks is a dream come true,” says Boyd. “I’m looking forward to working with a crew chief and team week after week so we build on our experiences at the shop and on the track. Our goals and values are aligned. Our sponsorship roster is coming together. We will be going to the race track to race!”
2017 Sponsors for Spencer Boyd and Rick Ware Racing will be announced at a later date including their anticipated race schedule. RWR is continuing to look for funding for the balance of the season.
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With the addition of Fontaine to the team’s roster, AM Racing plans to expand their operation to a two-truck team for several events to be named at a later date.
Fontaine made his Truck Series debut for AM Racing this past October at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway aboard the team’s No. 22 ProMATIC Toyota Tundra. After qualifying 28th, he finished 26th. “It is an absolute pleasure to be re-joining AM Racing for 2017,” said Fontaine. “Since I've been with the team, I have seen nothing but the upmost professionalism from everyone within the organization and I can't wait to continue to build upon what we started at Martinsville.”
A three-year veteran of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Fontaine advanced his career with four NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts this season before diving into one of NASCAR’s top-three national series. Making the move up the ranks, he began his career racing Quarter Midgets, Mini Cup and Late Models on local short tracks throughout North Carolina and Tennessee.
“My primary goal for 2017 is to simply learn as much as I can,” added Fontaine. “With a part time schedule, it's more difficult to take in everything the trucks have to offer, but with the team we have I believe I can learn quickly and be an effective member of this team. “I learned so much at Martinsville, from the way the trucks drive to what I can expect from my fellow competitors. I felt like I took to the trucks even quicker than I did the K&N cars, despite what the results say. The professionalism and competition within the series is incredible, and I can't wait to be back next year.”
To enhance his motorsports skills, Fontaine will also run in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards events for Win-Tron Racing, the driver development partner of AM Racing next season. Fontaine will partake in the upcoming test session at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway next month, then return for the series’ season-opener on Feb. 18. “We’re extremely pleased and glad to have Justin back with AM Racing in 2017,” said AM Racing team principal Tim Self. “Justin is a hardcore racer with a desire to work hard on and off the track, while carrying an upbeat contagious demeanor. We’re eager to see his progression and success next year.”
Justin Fontaine is the younger cousin of longtime Truck Series competitor and Florida short track ace Chris Fontaine.
To learn more information on AM Racing please visit awsracing.com. For more on Justin Fontaine, please like his Facebook page (Justin Fontaine) or follow him on Twitter @JPFracing
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