This weekend at Kansas Speedway, every driver will be racing for a win. But Daniel Suárez and the No. 19 STANLEY Toyota Camry team, are racing for much more - $1 Million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals).
This exciting opportunity is a big part of STANLEY's Annual "Racing for a Miracle" campaign in partnership with CMN Hospitals and the Ace Hardware Foundation. If Suárez wins, Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) will donate $1 Million to CMN Hospitals through the Ace Hardware Foundation. The "Racing for a Miracle" program with STANLEY and the Ace Hardware Foundation will once again pledge $100,000 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. It's a total contribution of more than one million dollars since the program started to help member hospitals and local children. As the most successful and longest-running campaign of its kind, it's safe to say that all eyes will be on Suárez this weekend.
On Thursday, Suárez will tour the local Pediatrics Unit at The University of Kansas Health System, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital, and meet many of the young patients admitted there. While visiting, Suárez and representatives from STANLEY, will present the $100,000 donation to CMN Hospitals on behalf of the Ace Hardware Foundation. The team will also unveil the paint scheme that will run this weekend on the No. 19 STANLEY Toyota. The paint scheme includes names of one child from each state who represents Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, as well as four very special children who will serve as "Honorary Pit Crew Members" of the No. 19 team throughout the weekend.
"I've always admired this program," says Suárez. "But I have a whole new level of respect now that I'm partnering with the STANLEY team. I am blown away by the courage and determination of the kids treated at CMN Hospitals and I am more motivated than ever to win this race."
This is Suárez's first year racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Joe Gibbs Racing and the STANLEY race team. The 25-year-old Monterrey, Mexico-native is the first Mexican-born driver to capture a NASCAR national series victory, and the fifth Latino driver to win a NASCAR national series race.
Follow Suárez this weekend at #RACINGforMIRACLES. For more information on the "Racing for a Miracle" program, including more ways to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, visit http://www.stanleyracing.com