(August 13, 2012)
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Alex Kennedy has always had a heart as big as his talent. Racing his way to NASCAR the old-fashioned way, this twenty year old from Aztec, New Mexico has amazed people with his talent behind the wheel. Saturday at Watkins Glen International Kennedy took advantage of pit strategy to lead his first laps in NASCAR Nationwide Series action. Despite being out front on older tires he was keeping pace with leaders with Cup experience such as Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards. The team had a strategy to put them in a position to grab Alex’s first top ten finish of his career before he lost his left front tire at the worst place on the track and hit the wall in the esses. Saturday he was racing for Dream Factory, an organization that makes dreams come true for children with chronic or life threatening illnesses. Later this year Alex will show us that NASCAR is going to the dogs…literally!
Ever since he was racing his late model at the tight bullring in Albuquerque, New Mexico Alex Kennedy has used his race car as a rolling billboard to make a difference. Alex volunteered his race car to the local library in Farmington, New Mexico to help grow their summer reading program. When he was running ASA Late Models in the Midwest he started representing Dream Factory Inc and would become one of their three National Spokespersons at just fifteen years of age. (NASCAR star Carl Edwards and game show host Wink Martindale are the other two) The young men from the Dream Factory chapter in Central Missouri became Alex’s biggest fans and friends for life. Alex has found another organization to help later this year when he races for “Pilots N Paws” at Texas Motor Speedway.
Pilots N Paws is a unique pet rescue organization. They help match rescue groups in need of transportation with private airplane pilots who want to use their planes to do a good deed. The pilots volunteer their time and fuel. Four million pets are put to death because a good home can’t be found. Pilots N Paws goal is to give more shelter pets a second chance at a happy life. Alex Kennedy will help raise awareness and some needed funding for Pilots N Paws by using his race car as a rolling billboard. Alex Kennedy and Pilots N Paws will show you that NASCAR is indeed going for the dogs in a fun way at Texas Motor Speedway this year. The great news for NASCAR fans that are pet owners…your pet can go along for the ride by checking out the link below.
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