Responsible NASCAR Fans at Texas Motor Speedway

11/07/2016

Responsible fans earned valuable rewards at the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016. The race marks the first time the track, NASCAR and TEAM Coalition have partnered to promote responsible drinking and traffic safety.

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Before the race, 105 fans made the pledge to be 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 the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9, 2017.

While we want every fan that comes to Texas Motor Speedway to enjoy everything about their race experience as much as possible, safety is always the top priority. With that in mind, we commend the fans that chose to serve as designated drivers for their family or friends during race weekend.Eddie Gossage, President, Texas Motor Speedway
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
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US DOT / NHTSA 2015 NATIONAL DATA:

• In 2015, 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.

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