Race fans were rewarded for celebrating responsibly at Auto Club Speedway before the Auto Club 400 on March 18, 2018. This marks the fifth 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, 227 fans made the Busch NA Responsible Fan pledge – a promise to drink responsibly and have a safe ride home. All of them had the opportunity to receive a free souvenir photo, instant prizes, and a chance to be selected as the Responsible Fan for the Race. One randomly selected, responsible fan will win the “Responsibility Has Its Rewards sweepstakes.” The 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 2017 Auto Club 400, Tom Myers, received a pair of tickets and a behind-the-scenes experience for himself and his guest before this year’s race.
US DOT / NHTSA 2016 NATIONAL DATA:
• In 2016, 10,497 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, an increase of 1.7% from the 10,265 fatalities in 2015.
• 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