Voting begins soon in the Ford Hall of Fans Contest, and superfan Wallace Strader received the VIP treatment at Darlington Raceway after his son submitted his story to the contest.
Strader has been attending NASCAR races since the 1960s and is a Ford man through and through, owning more than 30 Ford vehicles throughout the years. It was only appropriate that Strader and his family meet one of the longest-standing racing families and Ford teams: The Wood Brothers.
With Strader’s two sons, Stephen and Kevin, two daughters-in-law and two granddaughters joining him for the 2018 Bojangles’ Southern 500, the Wood Brothers made it a true family affair. They gave the Strader family a tour of the No. 21 hauler and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage, plus one-on-one time with Glen, Leonard, Len and Eddie Wood. The Straders also attended the Southern 500 Driver/Crew Chief meeting, where they met No. 21 Ford driver Paul Menard.
Together, Ford and WBR surprised Strader with a decal commemorating his loyalty to both the sport and Ford. The decal featured Strader and was placed on the No. 21 car for the race.
Fan voting begins Sept. 16, when 16 semifinalists will be posted for public vote. Vote for who you believe is NASCAR’s biggest fan! The top six will be invited to Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, to compete for top honors. The two winners will receive a VIP trip to the 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony, along with a new Ford vehicle of their choice.
Do you want to win a trip to Ford Championship Weekend in Miami? Enter the Ford Hall of Fans Sweepstakes for your chance to win a VIP fan experience at FCW by going here.
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