Responsible Race Fans Rewarded at the 2020 Daytona 500

02/18/2020

It was a weekend full of thrills on the track, an amazing start to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series culminating with the 62nd running of the Daytona 500 on February 16, 2020. Even before the drivers started their engines, though, fans at Daytona International Speedway took the Busch NA Responsibility Has Its Rewards pledge – a promise to prevent drunk driving, promote traffic safety and encourage positive fan behavior.

From Thursday February 13 to Sunday February 16, 2019 Busch NA and TEAM Coalition engaged with 1,873 fans over the four-day celebration of racing. All the participating fans autographed the responsibility wall, received a free souvenir photo and gave the Busch NA prize wheel a spin. And they all had a chance to be selected as the Responsible Fan for the Race.

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The 1,102 photos taken at Daytona International Speedway were viewed more than 1,953 times through forwarding texts and social media posts.

Roxanne Owens and her guest received tickets to the race as her reward for being a responsible fan, a part of the “Responsibility Has Its Rewards” sweepstakes. One randomly selected, responsible fan will win the Responsibility Has Its Rewards (RHIR) sweepstakes.  Click here to see complete sweepstakes rules.

Our colleagues take great pride in promoting responsible drinking, as we have done for more than 35 years. The Responsibility Has Its Rewards program is a great way to remind fans to both enjoy responsibly and have a safe ride plan. Our partnership with NASCAR, TEAM and the great fans at the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway showcases our collective mission to help keep our roads safe.Adam Warrington, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Anheuser-Busch
The success of the Responsibility Has Its Rewards campaign is a direct result of the commitment from our members and all the designated driver program partners, including the tracks, concessionaires, beer companies and beer distributors. Teamwork is what this campaign is all about. We are demonstrating that when everyone – including the fans – takes responsibility, everyone wins.Jill Pepper, Executive Director, TEAM Coalition
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is the home of “The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe, thus earning it the title of “World Center of Racing.” In addition to eight major weekends of racing activity, rarely a week goes by that the Speedway grounds are not used for events that include civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training. For more information, visit www.DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com.
Anheuser-Busch

For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has been woven into the cultural fabric of the United States, carrying on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 23 breweries, 29 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. For more information, visit www.anheuserbusch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

TEAM Coalition
TEAM Coalition is an alliance of professional and collegiate sports, entertainment facilities, concessionaires, stadium service providers, the beer industry, distillers, broadcasters, traffic safety experts and others working together to promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at sports and entertainment facilities. TEAM Coalition members and supporters include NASCAR, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Americrown, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Aramark, Delaware North Sportservice, Legends, Spectra, Beer Institute, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Constellation Brands, Molson Coors, Brown-Forman, Live Nation, Lyft, National Association of Broadcasters, International Association of Venue Managers, Stadium Managers Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information visit TEAMCoalition.org.

US DOT / NHTSA 2018 NATIONAL DATA:

  • In 2018, 10,511 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, an decrease of 3.6% from the 10,908 fatalities in 2017.
  • Many, if not most of those lives would have been saved if people did not drive when they were impaired by alcohol or if they used sober, designated drivers or if they simply wore their seat belts.
  • Statistics and research clearly show that 21-34 year old males are the demographic most likely to be involved in an automobile crash, drive when impaired by alcohol, and fail to buckle up.

(L to R): Joshua Owens, Guest of Responsibility Has Its Rewards Winner; Roxanne Owens, Responsibility Has Its Rewards Winner; Dan Klenestsky, Senior Manager of Public and Government Affairs at NASCAR