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Penske to Appear in NASCAR Nationwide Series to Ride for Veterans

Penske to Appear in NASCAR Nationwide Series to Ride for Veterans

Penske Racing NASCAR driver Sam Hornish Jr., will pilot the No. 12 Penske Truck Rental Ford Mustang in a pair of Nationwide Series races in August, to help Penske Truck Rental support their campaign with the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Hornish will compete on August 3 and August 10 with the Twitter hashtag #OneWay4PVA on the car’s rear bumper.

#OneWay4PVA calls attention to Penske Truck Rental’s year-long fundraising effort to benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America and its Mission: ABLE program. The program helps ensure that veterans with disabilities get the care, benefits and job opportunities they’ve earned and deserve.

The Penske Truck Rental Ford Mustang will appear in these two NASCAR Nationwide Series races:

  • Saturday, August 3: US Cellular 250 from Iowa Speedway at 8 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and MRN.
  • Saturday, August 10: Zippo 200 from Watkins Glen International at 2 p.m. ET. ABC and MRN will carry the race live.

Heading into Saturday’s race, Hornish is only 14 points away from the top of the series standings. After 19 races he leads the series in highest driver rating, fastest laps run and has led the most laps among regular drivers.

Since May, Penske Truck Rental has been inviting its consumer rental customers to donate $1 to support Mission: ABLE when they rent one-way trucks. The fundraising effort will continue to run through Memorial Day 2014.

To multiply the impact of its customers’ contributions to helping our veterans, Penske Truck Rental is also matching each $1 donation its customers make during the campaign.

Direct donations may also be made to Penske Truck Rental’s #OneWay4PVA campaign without renting a truck on the PVA’s website here.

By “Move Ahead” Staff