AdventHealth and Trackhouse Join Forces for NASCAR Season; MTJ Foundation event for the benefit of cancer patients in the region

from: AdventHealth CFD External Communications

AdventHealth and Trackhouse Entertainment Group join forces in 2022 to field driver Ross Chastain’s No.1 Chevrolet Camaro AdventHealth in six NASCAR Cup Series races, including the season opener DAYTONA 500 – the sport’s premier event.

AdventHealth’s blue and green paint scheme will appear on Chastain’s No. 1 at DAYTONA 500 on February 20, Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway on March 20, Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, Kansas Motor Speedway on May 15, Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 29 and Road America on July 3.

The announcement came at Daytona Beach as Cup Series drivers prepared to test drive the sport’s new Next Gen cars at Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday January 11-12. Tests are in preparation for the season opener DAYTONA 500.

With 50 hospitals in nearly a dozen states, racetracks like Daytona, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway, and Atlanta Motor Speedway are all located in and nearby AdventHealth Market.

“As a native of Florida, I couldn’t be happier to have AdventHealth join us at Trackhouse,” said Chastain, who drove for the healthcare provider when he raced for Spire Motorsports as well as Chip Ganassi. Racing.

In addition to the sponsorship of the racing team, AdventHealth has had a relationship with the Daytona Track since 2014. As the official medical partner of Daytona International Speedway, AdventHealth treats more than 1,000 patients each year on site. In the event of an emergency, 11 AdventHealth ambulances, two health centers and nine first aid stations are ready to support drivers and fans.

“We are very proud to continue to support NASCAR and Ross Chastain by partnering with Trackhouse Racing for the 2022 season,” said David Banks, head of strategy and organizational transformation at AdventHealth. “Our team members are also excited to once again take care of the Daytona International Speedway drivers and fans during Speedweeks and throughout the season.”

Also coming up during the SpeedWeeks, the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation will be hosting its flagship event, Catwalk for a Cause, in Daytona Beach on February 19 to benefit area cancer patients. The event was created by Sherry Pollex, an ovarian cancer survivor and longtime partner of NASCAR Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr., to spotlight childhood cancer heroes for a night of fun and of philanthropy.

In 2022, her vision for Catwalk will expand to include a focus on courageous women diagnosed with gynecological cancers. These women will march down the track alongside prominent NASCAR women to create an unforgettable night for all.

“I am delighted to bring Catwalk for a Cause to the beach,” said Pollex. “I can’t wait to shine the spotlight on the women who are fighting the same fight as me!” “

A portion of the proceeds from Catwalk Daytona Beach will go towards building a brand new SherryStrong Integrative Medicine Clinic at AdventHealth Daytona Beach. The clinic will offer yoga, cooking classes, acupuncture and more to support a healthy lifestyle during cancer treatment and beyond.

Joseph K. Bennett