Archive for January, 2011

The Drive to End Hunger

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2011 by autoracingpower

What happens when AARP teams up with NASCAR? The Drive to End Hunger. The campign includes volunteer-led food driver, corporate fundraising, local outreach and more.  Thanks to Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports, the No. 24 ride is wrapped in AARP logos to spotlight the fight to solve the problem of hunger in older Americans.

The new 3-year campaign began at the West Virginia State Capitol today, Monday, January 10th, 2011 and will continue.  AARP challenges people to make a year-long commitment by pledging each month to participate in donating or by volunteering at a local food or soup kitchen.

New Racing Team: Junior Johnson Racing

Posted in Uncategorized on January 4, 2011 by autoracingpower

Hall of Famer Junior Johnson has created Junior Johnson Racing (JJR). Why? He’s hoping to use the team to propel his young son, Robert, into the Sprint Cup Series. Junior plans to run this team from shops on his Hamptonville estate—yep, surrounded by animals and all. The new team has names behind it like Keith Barnwel, who will act at the executive vice president and general manager.

Robert Johnson is currently scheduled to run the full K&N Pro Series East schedule and also plans to drive in other Late Model events. And, in preparation, Johnson hired two veteran mechanics with K&N experience—smart move.

Image Source: SPRINT CUP PRACTICE, Flickr