MAKE Motorsports, a hometown, grassroots team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, is currently busy preparing to make their third start of the 2011 season. The team will next compete at the upcoming N.C. Education Lottery 200 at the 1.5-mile Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on Friday, May 20. First, however, the team has made special plans to help the community they live, work and race in the Charlotte area.
Looking to raise awareness for the Children's Miracle Network (CMN), the team will make two different appearances the week leading into the races at Charlotte. First, on Tuesday, May 17, team driver T.J. Bell will visit and sign autographs at the Levine Children's Hospital, which is a part of the CMN. MAKE Motorsports will then have driver T.J. Bell and an ambulance from the Carolina's Medical Center at the Concord, N.C. Wal-Mart on Thursday, May 19 to help promote their efforts to raise awareness and funds for the CMN. Bell will be signing autographs for all race fans at this location.
Team co-owners Mike Beaver and Tracy Lowe are passionate about teaming with the CMN, an effort especially close to Lowe who also works as a Team Leader of the MedCenter Air at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
"Working at the Carolinas Medical Center, I see the benefits of the Children's Miracle Network every day at the Levine Children's Hospital located here," said Lowe. "Also, working in the EMS field, I have also seen first-hand what the funds raised by CMN have done to greatly improve the health and saves lives of children that come through our path in times of emergencies. This is just something small that we can do to give back."
The team will also continue to raise awareness during the race weekend by placing the Children's Miracle Network and the Levine Children's Hospital logos on the quarter panels of the No. 50 race truck.
"It's important for us to keep our local communities in mind when we race," said co-owner Mark Beaver. "And for us to give something back here in Charlotte is great. This is where we call home and the Children's Miracle Network and Levine Children's Hospital do great things for our youth in the area. We're grateful for Pinnacle Rubber Mulch and Liberty Tire Recycling for donating some space on the truck to promote this campaign."
The team has also partnered with the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville, Tenn. in the past proving they are a team that believes in giving back off the track.
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