CONCORD, N.C. – Motor Racing Outreach introduced Wednesday the return of its Better Half Dash, this yr as a digital occasion in collaboration with iRacing.
The Better Half iRacing Dash options the ladies of NASCAR, highlighting their contributions to the game and permitting them to boost cash for charity.
Participants will compete in a digital Legends Car race on the digital Texas Motor Speedway on the iRacing platform.
FOX Sports will present unique protection of The Better Half iRacing Dash, which is able to air throughout a particular version of NASCAR Race Hub Thursday, June 10 at 6 p.m. ET on FS1.
Confirmed Better Half iRacing Dash drivers embrace:
- Kelley Earnhardt Miller, Co-Owner and Vice President of JR Motorsports, spouse of LW Miller III
- Kristin Labonte, President of Breaking Limits and spouse of 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee and FOX NASCAR analyst Bobby Labonte
- Morgan Bell, spouse of Christopher Bell
- Marissa Briscoe, spouse of Chase Briscoe
- Megan Smith, spouse of FOX NASCAR reporter Regan Smith
- Jenna Petty, girlfriend of Harrison Burton
- Tammy Rice, spouse of Kaulig Racing President Chris Rice
- Julia Piquet, girlfriend of Daniel Suarez
- Jennifer Self, spouse of Austin Wayne Self, winner of 2017 Better Half Dash
- Karissa Flores, spouse of Ryan Flores, entrance tire changer of the No. 2 for Team Penske
- Alexa De Leon, girlfriend of Tyler Reddick
Jennifer Self is the reigning Better Half Dash champion, successful the final occasion held within the collection on Oct. 6, 2017 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Tammy Rice additionally participated within the 2017 Better Half Dash, ending second.
Bios of every driver, in addition to hyperlinks to donate and assist the charities every are racing for, can be found at MotorRacingOutreach.com.
Each driver will get an help from their vital different, who will function crew chief for his or her respective “better half.” Participants are racing to boost cash for Motor Racing Outreach as properly the non-profit group of their selection.
Drivers will elevate cash for his or her charities via donations throughout social media main as much as the race.
The two drivers who elevate essentially the most cash for his or her charity upfront of the race will obtain a bonus in qualifying. The driver who finds victory lane on the Better Half iRacing Dash will seize the winner-take-all $10,000 purse for his or her charity.
“We’re grateful to partner with iRacing, NASCAR, US Legend Cars and FOX Sports to revive the Better Half Dash,” mentioned Billy Mauldin, president and senior chaplain, Motor Racing Outreach. “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the amazing women in our sport while raising money for many worthy non-profit organizations.”
“US Legend Cars International has a long history supporting MRO and we’re thrilled to continue that relationship by sponsoring the Better Half iRacing Dash,” added Jessica Fickenscher, chief expertise officer, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. “It’s fulfilling to be part of an event that celebrates the women in our sport while raising awareness and funds for MRO and other great charities.”
“We are proud to provide the virtual online racing platform for the women of NASCAR to showcase their sim racing skills in the Better Half iRacing Dash,” famous Otto Szebeni, director of gross sales and advertising and marketing, iRacing. “Collaborating with many great partners for a great cause makes this a fun and worthwhile project for everyone at iRacing.”
Motor Racing Outreach hosted the Better Half Dash, a bandolero race that includes the ladies at NASCAR at Charlotte Motor Speedway from 2011-’17.
Since its inception, the Better Half Dash has raised over $350,000 benefiting Motor Racing Outreach and greater than 50 extra non-profits.