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NASCAR Specialty License Plate Now Available To Florida Residents
Nov 16, 2007 - updated Nov 16th, 2007 4:08pm
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For Immediate Release
Net Proceeds To Benefit The NASCAR Foundation and Florida Sports Foundation
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 15, 2007) – The NASCAR Foundation, in partnership with the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF), has announced a new NASCAR-themed, official Florida license plate that will be available to fans for purchase at this weekend’s Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (3 p.m. ET, ABC).
Net proceeds from the sale of the specialty plate will benefit The NASCAR Foundation and the Florida Sports Foundation.
“We are happy to partner with the Florida Sports Foundation and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to be able to offer our fans this specialty plate,” said Sandy Marshall, executive director of The NASCAR Foundation. “This is a great opportunity for fans to show their love of the sport, while at the same time contributing to two organizations that do a lot of good work in the state of Florida.”
The Florida Sports Foundation is the official sports promotion and development organization of the state of Florida. The Foundation’s mission is to promote and develop professional, amateur and participatory sports for the citizens of Florida.
The FSF will distribute proceeds to support the marketing of motorsports-related tourism in the state and 50% to support The NASCAR Foundation's charitable organizations. Last year alone, The NASCAR Foundation donated $250,000 to Speediatrics, a racing-themed pediatrics unit in Daytona Beach and Homestead, Fla.
The FSF will also be distributing the proceeds from the NASCAR plate to support its regional grant program, which is designed to assist communities and host organizations in attracting sporting events that generate out-of-state economic impact for the state of Florida.
“NASCAR and auto racing annually bring thousands of visitors and millions of dollars in economic impact to the state of Florida,” said Larry Pendleton, president and CEO of the Florida Sports Foundation. “We are happy to be working with NASCAR to assist these programs and to give racing fans another way to support their favorite sport by purchasing a NASCAR license plate.”
This weekend, Florida residents traveling to Homestead-Miami Speedway can pick up their plate at a mobile FLOW (Florida Licensing On Wheels) unit stationed at the track. The units are equipped with the technology and ability to bring valuable DHSMV services right to the customers, including the ability to issue specialty plates on the spot. The units will be parked near Gate 11 at Homestead-Miami Speedway from Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18.
NASCAR Specialty License Plate Now Available
To purchase a NASCAR specialty plate, fans must prove that they have a vehicle registered in the state of Florida, a valid Florida driver’s license and proof of insurance. The annual specialty license plate is $27.
Residents not traveling to the track this weekend may still purchase a NASCAR specialty plate at their local Department of Motor Vehicles. For more information, please visit www.hsmv.state.fl.us.
About The NASCAR Foundation
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., (NASCAR) launched the NASCAR Foundation in January 2006. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit entity that embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family and its commitment to serving communities. The Foundation supports a wide range of charitable initiatives that reflect the core values of the entire NASCAR Family. The NASCAR Foundation will use strength of the sport and its people to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. For more information on the NASCAR Foundation, please visit the website: www.nascar.com/foundation.
About Florida Sports Foundation
The Florida Sports Foundation is the official sports promotion and development organization of the state of Florida. The Foundation’s mission is to promote and develop professional, amateur and participatory sports for the citizens of Florida. The Florida Sports Foundation also oversees specialty license plates programs from the nine professional sports teams in Florida, Olympic Spirit and the Golf Capital of the World license plates.
About Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), comes into contact with nearly every Floridian as well as many visitors.
People get a driver’s license to operate their vehicles or for photo identification purposes. They register and title their automobiles, mobile homes, and boats. They may receive assistance from the Florida Highway Patrol if they are involved in a crash or their vehicle breaks down along Florida's highways. Often the Patrol will remind drivers to slow down and buckle up.
There is more to DHSMV than meets the eye. The mission is making highways safe through service, education, and enforcement. The department members around the state are dedicated to accomplishing this mission. You may be surprised by some of the duties performed and the numerous on-line services now available.
Visit the home page at www.hsmv.state.fl.us for more information on all that DHSMV can do for you.