NASCAR Foundation sponsoring Truck series race at Iowa Speedway

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NASCAR has announced that the NASCAR Foundation and Iowa Speedway have entered a race entitlement deal for the June 18 Camping World Truck Series race.

The race at the .875-mile track will be called the Speediatrics 200, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the foundation giving “to help children coping with illness or injury in Iowa and across the country.”

Speediatrics is a NASCAR Foundation program that “provides support to hospitals, specialty clinics, camps and other organizations offering children’s medical and health care services.”

Since 2006, the NASCAR Foundation has contributed more than $25 million to initiatives that inspire children around the country.

“Over the past few years, we have worked closely with The NASCAR Foundation through Iowa Speedway Cares, a program supporting our local community with an emphasis on youth health and education,” said Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small in a press release. “The race entitlement takes our relationship with the Foundation to a whole new level, as we help bring awareness to the Speediatrics program and their mission of helping children to survive and thrive.”

At the Speediatrics 200, fans will be encouraged to visit and for every $25 donated, the NASCAR Foundation will deliver a Speedy Bear stuffed animal to sick children at Mercy Children’s Hospital and Clinics in Iowa, as well as other hospitals and organizations across the country