Gateway Camping World Truck race to honor Linemen
April 18, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
'Drivin for Linemen 200' marks return of NASCAR racing to St. Louis area
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Gateway Motorsports Park and MAKE Motorsports annouced Friday that the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on June 14 will be named the "Drivin' for Linemen 200." The event, held over Father's Day weekend, marks the return of the Camping World Truck Series to the St. Louis area for the first time since 2010.
The race name is intended to bring awareness to the Linemen of America and the electrical industry.
The Linemen were recognized by the U.S. Congress on Friday for their efforts as first responders during natural disasters and the race will pay tribute to the past, present, future and fallen Linemen.
"Gateway Motorsports Park is honored to be associated with the Fallen Linemen Organization and the International Lineman’s Museum," Curtis Francois, CEO and owner of Gateway Motorsports Park said. "With the sporadic and dangerous weather we experience here in the Midwest, our fans understand the critical role electrical linemen play in assisting other first responders in their efforts to save lives. Our goal with this event partnership is to recognize these heroes and their families, and pay tribute to the men and women who have sacrificed their lives helping others."
The "Drivin' for Lineman 200" will be televised on FOX Sports 1 on June 14 with the race set to start at 8:30 p.m. ET. Coverage will begin at 8 p.m. ET.
For additional information on the Fallen Linemen Organization, please visit www.fallenlinemen.org.