Front Row Motorsports and Shriners Hospitals for Children have announced their continued partnership with David Ragan and the Front Row Motorsports' No. 38 Ford Mustang team in 2019. Shriners Hospitals for Children will be the primary sponsor of Ragan during three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, including Talladega Superspeedway on April 28, Chicagoland Speedway on June 30, and during "Throwback Weekend" at Darlington Raceway on September 1. Shriners Hospitals will be an associate sponsor all season.
“It really is so amazing what Shriners Hospitals for Children can do for these young kids. That’s what I love about this partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children – telling the story about our patients,” said Ragan. “It's inspiring to see what Shriners Hospitals can do, and I'm proud to say that I'm a Shriner, and to have them on our car again this year. It's a great program to have everyone rally around."
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a leader in providing care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners Hospitals for Children provides critical, surgical and rehabilitative care to children, regardless of the families' ability to pay.
"We are proud to continue our relationship with David Ragan and Front Row Motorsports," said Jim Cain, chairman of the Board of Directors for Shriners Hospitals for Children. "This partnership with David and Front Row Motorsports has elevated the awareness for our hospitals and the work they do for our patients. We look forward to another successful NASCAR program this year."
This is the fourth consecutive year Shriners Hospitals for Children will support the on-track efforts of Ragan, who has an authentic relationship with the health care system. Ragan has been a member of Shriners International, the fraternity that founded and continues to support Shriners Hospitals for Children, since 2012 and serves as its NASCAR ambassador. Ragan visits Shriners Hospitals during the race season and invites patients to the track for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Ragan also raises awareness and funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children through various campaigns, personal service announcements, donations and activities.