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Verizon, NASCAR, MIS Honor Frontline Healthcare Workers

The noise from the NASCAR truck haulers was too much for this young race fan.  Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV News.

By Jeff Steers
JTV News

(August 6, 2020 11:59 AM) While employees watched as NASCAR haulers blared on horns going past Henry Ford Allegiance Heath in Jackson, the real prize was in the back of the building.

Verizon Business, NASCAR and Michigan International Speedway thanked frontline healthcare workers with a luncheon behind the Anderson Building at the hospital on Thursday.

It was a way of giving back to those who have faced COVID-19 for the past five months.

About half a dozen NASCAR truck haulers made their way down Michigan Avenue in front of the hospital at approximately 11 a.m. Workers waved to the trucks as they blew horns to the crowd.

Lunch was provided by local companies Crazy Cowboy, Big Guy Catering, Brass Rail and KeniKakes. Local Lions Club organizations provided hand sanitizers for employees.

NASCAR will run three races and the ARCA Series this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. The venue will not allow fans into the facility because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The schedule for the NASCAR weekend at MIS will consist of the following:

Friday, Aug. 7: NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, Henry Ford Health System 200, 6:00 p.m. (FS1)      

Saturday, Aug. 8: NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400, (312 miles), 4:00 p.m. (NBCSN)

Sunday, Aug. 9: ARCA Menards Series VizCom 200, (200 miles), 1:00 p.m. (MAVTV)

Sunday, Aug. 9: NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 (312 miles), 4:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

A Henry Ford Allegiance Health employee waves as a NASCAR hauler goes by. Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV News.

Food was provided for Henry Ford Allegiance Health employees by 308 Brass Rail, Crazy Cowboy, Big Guy Catering, and KeniKakes. Above, 308 Brass Rail owner Tom Rooney helps distribute lunches. Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV News.


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