Mack Trucks honors healthcare workers before Martinsville race

Staff Report

Mack Trucks partnered with Martinsville Speedway to pay tribute to healthcare workers in the area before Wednesday night‘s NASCAR Cup Series race at the .526-mile Virginia short track.

A fleet of Mack Trucks, including the NASCAR Cup Series hauler, took off from Charlotte, North Carolina, at 10:30 a.m. ET on Monday and made a pit stop at Mack headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, to pick up donated items as gifts for frontline workers at Sovah Health Hospital in Martinsville.

The stop also launched Mack‘s “Thank a Trucker” campaign to promote optimism in the trucking and logistics industry during this unprecedented time.

The fleet then headed to Martinsville where it made a loop around Sovah Health Hospital to salute healthcare workers for their tireless efforts during the COVID-19 global pandemic. NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace, a Blue-Emu spokesperson, led the parade in a Ford Shelby Mustang that will pace the field in Wednesday night‘s Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 (7 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio).

Wallace, Martinsville Speedway president Clay Campbell and the CEO of Sovah Health Hospital were on hand to speak with members of the media, while Blue-Emu donated Blue-Emu Pain Relief Cream to the hospital and served healthcare workers dinner as another thank-you for their hard work.

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