Known as one of the all-time greatest crew chiefs in NASCAR history, Evernham will be in attendance the entire race weekend and three of his vintage Modifieds will participate in Saturday’s Vintage All-Star event.
IGNITE is a program that I started to meet this significant gap in support for young adults.
We named the program IGNITE hoping it would be the spark to create more of these programs around the country.
“Ray embodies the excellence and professionalism that all of us at NAPA Auto Parts strive for.
His wins and championships as not only a crew chief but also a car owner speak for themselves.
“To date, we’ve helped bring over $95 million in donations to deserving people and organizations across the country.
We’re honored to sell the Ford GT in Scottsdale and bring some much-needed funding to the Autism Society of North Carolina’s IGNITE community center.The best part is that the new owner will also have the satisfaction of helping a wonderful charity.”IGNITE is operated by the Autism Society of North Carolina with founding support from the Evernham Family-Racing for a Reason Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization by legendary NASCAR crew chief Ray Evernham.More than half a million individuals with autism in the U. will reach adulthood this decade and lose support as they transition from high school.His success at IROC landed him a job with Alan Kulwicki in the NASCAR Cup series and eventually with future hall of fame driver Jeff Gordon.Together Ray and Jeff would revolutionize the sport and go on to win 47 cup races and 3 Cup championships together.I’m looking forward to meeting fans and having a fun weekend at Stafford.” Evernham will kick-off the 2018 Stafford Speedway season with the command to fire engines for the 47 Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler, a grueling 200 lap event for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.