NASCAR Cup Series
Entry List: NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol
Sep 11, 2023
Daniel Suárez, and the No. 99 Trackhouse Racing team have partnered with Aerial Recovery, a veteran-led 501c3 non profit organization based out of Nashville, for this weekend's NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will feature an all-black look for the race.
The organization's mission is to save lives and stop evil. Aerial Recovery uses three core pillars to achieve its mission: The Heal the Heroes Initiative, Man-made and Natural Disaster Relief, and Anti-Human Trafficking.
After coming into contact with the leadership of the organization, Trackhouse team owner Justin Marks wants the entire Trackhouse team to support the organization.
“I have spent a lot of time with the Aerial Recovery leadership over the last few months, and the more I learn, the more I want Trackhouse to embrace their mission,” said Marks in a team press release.
“Positively impacting the lives of those in need, and in many cases, saving their lives all together, is a mission ALL of us can get behind." Marks continued. "This is what Trackhouse is about. Finding opportunities for good and wanting to bring as much recognition to these efforts as possible and help raise money to fund these incredible recovery missions."
Aerial Recovery works both internationally and domestically. The Heal the Heroes Initiative specifically supports military veterans and first responders during and after their transition from military and service careers to civilian life.
“We repurpose military veterans primarily from the Special Forces community,” explains Aerial Recovery Co-Founder/CSO Jeremy Locke, retired Green Beret. “We take these Operators, and we respond to some of the most critical missions all over the world and provide life-saving aid to people in their greatest hour of need. Veterans and first responders are incredibly effective within the humanitarian space.”
Overall, Aerial Recovery has saved more than 8,000 lives across the globe, according to the press release.
"These guys are amazing," said Suárez, who enters Saturday night's race after leading 12 laps and finishing 16th at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City on Sunday. "The more I have learned about them, the more honored I am to represent them. I have learned that they respond so quickly that they are often the first group to the disaster, beating all of the other recovery agencies there. At Trackhouse, we are always about speed and execution, so that is very impressive to me."
Suárez, in his third season with Trackhouse Racing, may have missed out on the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs this season, but he still has plenty to race for.
The driver, who scored his first-career NASCAR Cup Series win a season ago at Sonoma Raceway would love to add another trophy to the mantle, and not many trophies are more sought after than the sword and trophy given to the winner of the Night Race at Bristol.
Photo Credit: Trackhouse Racing