NASCAR DAY - Third Friday in May

NASCAR DAY - Third Friday in May


Each year on the third Friday in May, NASCAR Day recognizes the drivers, celebrities, corporate partners, media, and the millions of fans. They all come together to raise funds for charitable causes across the nation.

“We believe our greatest asset is the power and passion of our NASCAR fans: passion both for the sport and for giving back.  NASCAR Day is an annual celebration of this NASCAR spirit.”

The observance kicks off a fundraising event dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children.


Learn more about the foundation and how it makes a difference in the lives of children. Donate to the cause and make a difference, too. Use #NASCARDay to post on social media.


Founded by the NASCAR Foundation in 2003 as a way to bring NASCAR family together to support the health and lives of children across the country.

The National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing NASCAR) hosted its first race on February 15, 1948, in Daytona Beach. Since then, NASCAR’s deep roots have raised it to the highest class of stock car auto racing in the United States. For 10 months each year, NASCAR hosts a series of races that culminate in the chairman of NASCAR awarding the most successful racing car driver of the season the NASCAR Cup Series Drivers’ Championship. The winner is determined according to a point system.

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