NASCAR driver to race 'Ukraine Strong' paint scheme this weekend at Las Vegas
When the NASCAR Xfinity race at Las Vegas goes green Saturday, one driver will be racing for more than just the checkered flag.
Stefan Parsons’ No. 99 Chevy will feature the words "Ukraine Strong" on the hood of the car and will be sponsored by Sokal, a full-service advertising agency based out of North Carolina.
Sokal founder Mark Sokal's family has deep European ties, according to a press release by BJ McLeod Motorsports — Parsons' team.
“We wanted to take this opportunity to let the people of Ukraine know that we stand with them and are praying for their well being,” Sokal said.
Sokal also pledged a donation to the Samaritan’s Purse organization in an effort to show their support for Ukraine.
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NASCAR owners Richard Childress, Rick Hendrick donate to Ukraine
Parsons is just the latest NASCAR driver/owner to pledge support to Ukraine this week.
On Tuesday, Hall of Fame team owner Richard Childress announced that he would be donating one million rounds of ammo to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Later in the week, team owner Rick Hendrick announced that he would be donating $200,000 to the Samaritan's Purse disaster relief efforts in Ukraine and will add $2,000 for every lap one of the team's four cars leads during the race.
Saturday's Xfinity race is set for a 4:30 p.m. start, followed by the Cup race at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
This article originally appeared on The Daytona Beach News-Journal: 'Ukraine Strong' paint scheme planned for NASCAR race at Las Vegas