Ford to Conduct ‘Champions of the Community’ Program at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Ford to Conduct ‘Champions of the Community’ Program at Homestead-Miami Speedway



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ADVISORY for Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Ford Motor Company will conduct a major community initiative as part of its on-going involvement in South Florida and the upcoming NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Named “Champions of the Community,” the initiative focuses on youth education and safety.

WHO:

— Steve Lyons – President, Ford Division, Ford Motor Company

— Francisco Codina – VP, Ford Customer Service Division, Ford Motor Company

— Curtis Gray – President, Homestead-Miami Speedway

— Dale Jarrett – NASCAR Winston Cup driver, #88 UPS Ford Taurus

— Mario Dominguez – Champ Car World Series driver, Herdez Ford

— Rick Crawford – NASCAR Craftsman Truck driver, #14 Circle Bar

Ford F-150

WHAT:

Real World Driver: A “hands-on” teen driver safety program

Corazón de mi vida: A child safety seat education and installation program

WHEN:

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

9:00 a.m. – Event begins

10:15 a.m. – Press Briefing

WHERE:

Homestead-Miami Speedway

One Speedway Blvd.

Homestead, FL 33035

“Blue” Parking Lot

Southwest corner of Speedway Blvd. (SW 137th Avenue) and SW 336th

Street.

PHOTOS:

Steve Lyons, Francisco Codina, and race drivers will participate in Real World Driver program with teen drivers, and participate in Corazon de mi vida program with Homestead-area families.

In addition, Ford will unveil driver Rick Crawford’s NASCAR Ford F-150 carrying artwork of local student winner of the 2003 Hispanic Heritage Art Contest. This truck will race in the Ford 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck race on Friday, November 14.

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CONTACT:

Claudia Santa Cruz, MAPA Communications

(305) 220-8887

or

Kevin Kennedy, Ford Racing Public Affairs

(313) 203-7108

Ford to Conduct ‘Champions of the Community’ Program at Homestead-Miami Speedway