Father’s Day big for NASCAR

Racing legend Richard Petty, left, talks with his son NASCAR driver Kyle Petty. Just one of many father and son teams in NASCAR.

Racing legend Richard Petty, left, talks with his son NASCAR driver Kyle Petty. Just one of many father and son teams in NASCAR.

Fathers and son’s make a large number of NASCAR fans in this country. There have also been a number of famous father and son driving combination’s as well of the history of the sport. NASCAR  announced on Thursday the “NASCAR with DAD,” a Father’s Day platform built around memorable NASCAR moments with Dad.

As part of the platform, NASCAR and its Official Partners Goodyear, 3M and Ford have teamed up to create the #NASCARwithDAD Sweepstakes. Fans entering have a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime Goodyear Blimp Ride for two high above Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Winning would also include an all-inclusive VIP experience at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway includes $500 travel cash and hospitality, and a driver meet and greet. Fans can also win one of 10 NASCAR Racing Experience prize packages to feel the thrill of driving a NASCAR-style stock car with their Dad.

To win these unforgettable prizes, fans can enter the #NASCARwithDAD Sweepstakes by going to nascar.com/NASCARwithDadbeginning today through 11:59 p.m. on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15.

“For generations, the bonds between parents and children have been cemented through sharing memorable NASCAR experiences,” said Matt Shulman, NASCAR managing director of marketing platforms. “This campaign celebrates those special Father’s Day memories through the lens of NASCAR.”

NASCAR fans are encouraged to share their most memorable NASCAR moments with Dad on social media using the hashtag #NASCARwithDAD. Those fans who visitnascar.com/NASCARwithDAD to share content by clicking the “share your stories” tab can link their Father’s Day tributes directly to their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Additionally, to celebrate Father’s Day weekend, Michigan International Speedway and Official NASCAR Partners Ford, Goodyear, 3M and Sprint will be surprising fans at track with unique experiences.