Race fans were rewarded for celebrating responsibly at Auto Club Speedway’s 20th anniversary weekend before the Auto Club 400 on March 26, 2017. The race marks the fourth consecutive race that Auto Club Speedway, Anheuser-Busch, Americrown and TEAM Coalition have come together to promote responsible drinking and traffic safety.
Before the green flag waved, 453 fans made the Busch NA Good Sport pledge – a promise to not drink alcohol at the event and serve as the designated driver for their group. All of them had the opportunity to receive a free souvenir photo, instant prizes, and a chance to be selected as the Designated Driver for the Race. One randomly selected, responsible fan will win the “Responsibility Has Its Rewards sweepstakes.” The grand prize includes two tickets and a VIP experience for two at next year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ race at Auto Club Speedway.
The Designated Driver for the Race from the 2016 Auto Club 400, David Flores, received a pair of tickets and a behind-the-scenes experience for himself and his guest before this year’s race.
US DOT / NHTSA 2015 NATIONAL DATA:
• 10,265 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, an increase of 3.2% from the 9,943 fatalities in 2014.
• 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.