UPDATE 1-9-2020: AdventHealth, one of the nation’s largest faith-based health systems, continues to expand its relationship with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) by once again teaming up with Kyle Larson on the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for two races during the 2020 season. AdventHealth is also teaming up with Florida-native Ross Chastain on the No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, prepared by CGR, in conjunction with Spire Motorsports, for starts at the DAYTONA 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Larson, CGR and AdventHealth have a history of winning. Previously, and quite memorably, Larson and AdventHealth partnered in 2019 for the All-Star Race weekend, where Larson won the Open race to transfer into and ultimately win the All-Star Race. AdventHealth will be on Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet for the Clash at Daytona, and later in the season when the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kansas Speedway for the Fall playoff race. AdventHealth has a significant business presence in both markets.
Florida-based AdventHealth will support Chastain, who continues to be a CGR development driver, in a Spire Motorsports entry as he makes his second career DAYTONA 500 start, following a 10th place finish in last year’s race. Chastain will also run the No. 77 AdventHealth Chevrolet in Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600, while juggling full-time duties in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2020.
With 50 hospitals in almost a dozen states, iconic racetracks like Daytona International Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, are all located in close proximity to an AdventHealth market.
In addition to the race team sponsorship, AdventHealth has been a Founding Partner of Daytona International Speedway since 2014. As the Official Healthcare Partner of Daytona International Speedway, AdventHealth cares for more than 1,000 patients each year on-site. In the event of an emergency, there are 11 AdventHealth ambulances, two care centers and nine first aid stations standing ready to care for drivers and fans alike. The AdventHealth injector– or gate entrance – at the Daytona Beach, Florida, track is a 20,000-plus-square-foot oasis. The hospital system’s injector features messages of health, well-being and wholeness, as well as interactive games that naturally tie the sport of racing to health and wellness, testing race fans’ hand-eye coordination – a vital skill on the racetrack.
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UPDATE 1-8-20: Sounds like the announcement on Thursday will be that Ross Chastain will be the driver of the #77 for Spire Motorsports ride at the Daytona 500 next month in a car prepared by Chip Ganassi Racing for Spire Motorsports #77.
ORIGINAL 1-6-20: Chip Ganassi Racing will have an announcement along with AdventHealth, one of the nation’s largest faith-based health systems at Daytona International Speedway, this Thursday, Jan 9th.
The event will include driver availability and photo/video opportunities, as well as a sneak-peek of AdventHealth’s Chevrolet Camaros ZL1 1LE.
In 2019 AdventHealth had a presence on the No. 1 car during 2019’s Clash At DAYTONA with DAYTONA 500 champion, Jamie McMurray, and with Kurt Busch’s NASCAR Cup Series entry in 2019’s fall race at Kansas Speedway. In addition, AdventHealth and Kyle Larson partnered in 2019 for the All-Star Race weekend, where Larson won the open race to transfer into and ultimately win the All-Star Race.