World Vision at NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 78 Chevrolet to showcase World Vision at Kentucky Sprint Cup race

At NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway, Martin Truex Jr.’s car for the Quaker State 400 will be fully wrapped in World Vision colors to create awareness of World Vision’s work with children, families, and their communities worldwide.

By Christine Connolly Bell, World Vision U.S.
Published June 24, 2014 at 08:45am PDT

Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet will have a unique paint scheme for Saturday night’s (June 28) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.

‘Proud to showcase World Vision’

Truex’s car for the Quaker State 400 will be fully wrapped in World Vision colors to create awareness of World Vision’s work alongside children, families, and their communities worldwide.

Furniture Row Racing team owner Barney Visser has been a longtime supporter of World Vision. Visser witnessed firsthand how World Vision’s disaster relief work saves lives when he accompanied aid workers in Indonesia during the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

“I have always been impressed with World Vision for its worldwide efforts during natural disasters and humanitarian work in aiding the poor and sick,” said Visser. “But what I saw firsthand after the tsunami in Bande Aceh was how truly prepared and competent World Vision workers were in one of the most horrific disasters in history.

“Furniture Row Racing will be proud to showcase World Vision on the No. 78 race car and hope that more NASCAR fans take notice of this extraordinary Christian humanitarian organization,” Visser added.

World Vision interactive experience at Kentucky Speedway

World Vision is also looking forward to continuing the Furniture Row partnership as a means to increase awareness about its humanitarian efforts in nearly 100 countries.

“NASCAR fans have big hearts, which is why we are confident children and families will be the real winners at the Quaker State 400,” said Morris Franklin, director of sports and entertainment at World Vision U.S.

To further educate NASCAR fans about World Vision, a mobile semi-truck will be on display at Kentucky Speedway. The display will take fans through a journey in the Tanzania community of Kisongo.

The Kisongo Trek is a unique, interactive experience of travel to Africa. The sights and sounds of Tanzania come to life through technology, dynamic cinematography, and captivating photography.

Fans will be able to hear stories about how a real-life village has moved from poverty to hope through the dedicated efforts of World Vision.

Learn more

  • Visit worldvision.org/racing to see pictures and find out more information about the World Vision/Furniture Row Racing partnership.

How you can help

  • Sponsor a child today. Child sponsorship is one of the best ways to help lift a child, family, and entire community out of poverty. As a sponsor, you help provide safe shelter, nutritious food, clean water, education, medical care, spiritual nurture, and more.

Highlights

  • Martin Truex Jr.’s car for the Quaker State 400 will be fully wrapped in World Vision colors.
  • World Vision’s Experience truck also will be on display at the Kentucky Speedway.

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