SANDUSKY, OHIO — AdventHealth is launching a platform in March during Women’s History Month to celebrate the women working in NASCAR, including women drivers and the business professionals who serve as the backbone of race teams, tracks, agencies and media organizations.
The platform includes a partnership with AdventHealth, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and ThorSport Racing driver Hailie Deegan, Women in NASCAR (WIN) and female members of the motorsports media. WIN is an employee resource group that aims to create a supportive community for women and allies in NASCAR offices to foster dialogue and promote professional growth. The organization empowers women at NASCAR by providing opportunities for career development, networking with all levels of the organization and giving back through charitable events in our local communities.
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“This is an incredible opportunity to recognize the women working across our different offices,” said Kara Terwilliger, Chair of Women in NASCAR. “We’re honored to participate in this important initiative, and we hope to continue empowering women so that our representation in NASCAR keeps increasing. Women like Annie B. France and Sara Christian created a path for us, and we’re here to expand their legacy.”
As part of the partnership, during the March 18 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the deck lid of Deegan’s No. 13 Ford F-150 will feature the names of many of the women working in NASCAR. In addition, the name of Sara Christian, who was the first female driver to compete in NASCAR, will appear above the passenger-side door.
“I’m excited to partner with AdventHealth on this important initiative to honor Women’s History Month,” said Deegan. “It’s an honor to recognize the incredible women who paved the way for female drivers, as well as the female business professionals who are important to the day-to-day operation of our sport.”
“As a longtime sponsor in NASCAR, we’ve seen firsthand how important women are to the success of this sport on a weekly basis,” said Audrey Gregory, Ph.D., president and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division – North Region. “We’re honored to be part of an opportunity to highlight drivers like Sara Christian and Hallie Deegan, as well as the incredible work of Women in NASCAR.”
Sponsorship of Deegan’s No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford F-150 during Women’s History Month is just one of the many ways AdventHealth is showcasing its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
“At AdventHealth, we recognize that the customers who step inside our facilities represent all walks of life, and we are better positioned to care for our patients if our team reflects the diversity of the communities we serve,” Gregory added. “And as a woman minority leader within the organization, I am so proud of the relationship we have established with Hailie, driving not only for women in NASCAR, past and present but for all our team members across nine states.”
Tune in to FOX Sports 1 (FS1) to catch all the racing action from Atlanta Motor Speedway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 18, or listen to the race on the Motor Racing Network Radio (MRN).