Originally set to happen on October 7 at the Raleigh Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Race for the Cure 300 was rescheduled to October 9 due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew. Blue Cross and Blue Shield sponsored the Race for the Cure 300. The race took place to join the fight against breast cancer. October is breast cancer awareness month.
Jeb Burton, NASCAR Xfininty driver, drove the #98 car. Jeb has partnered up with E.E. Ward for our Laps for Lunches event, on August 12th. Jeb was in attendance for a meet and greet. Laps for Lunches raises money to fight food insecurity in the Central Ohio area through donations to the Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA, YWCA Family Center and St. Philip Food Pantry.
During the Race for the Cure 300, Jeb’s car sported the Laps for Lunches logo on the #98 cars C-Post. We thank Jeb for his continual support for Laps for Lunches and are glad he finished the race safely placing in the top 20.