KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — official team release — GSR photo —
Following a long winter break, 22 year-old Garrett Smithley is ready to heat things up at the world-famous Daytona International Speedway.
Smithley, of Kannapolis, North Carolina, will kick off the 2015 season this coming Saturday with a new partner on the hood of the No. 10 Chevrolet, as Enduring Gratitude joins forces with Smithley and Thomasville, North Carolina-based Rick Ware Racing in the Lucas Oil 200 presented by AutoZone.
“It’s an honor to be partnered with Enduring Gratitude,” Smithley said. “It was such a great experience to be a part of their annual shooting event last week in Snow Camp, North Carolina. I hope working with them at Daytona will bring some great visibility to the cause, help them grow and give them the opportunity to put on even more events for active duty and veterans of the military.”
“We are extremely pleased that Garrett Smithley Racing has joined with us to raise awareness for Enduring Gratitude and the work we do on behalf of the Veterans,” added Enduring Gratitude Board of Directors member Ray Shufelt. “He has attended events, met many veterans and through his help has raised awareness of our organization and its important mission. By carrying the Enduring Gratitude logo on his race car, we are getting some big exposure that is unprecedented for us. We are so grateful for Garrett’s support and commitment to Enduring Gratitude.”
The Lucas Oil 200 presented by AutoZone will be broadcast live at 4:15 p.m. Estern on FOX Sports 1 (check your region for listings).