PVA Teams Up with CarShop for Richmond NASCAR Event

July 10, 2021

Paralyzed Veterans of America today announced it has teamed up with CarShop, Team Penske and 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Champion Austin Cindric to honor America’s veterans during the Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway on Sat., Sept 11. The campaign will provide fans an opportunity to customize Cindric’s No. 22 CarShop Ford Mustang by donating $22 to PVA and submitting a loved one’s name in support of all those who contribute to the well-being of veterans. Proceeds of each name submitted will go directly towards helping veterans around the nation live full, productive lives after injury.

“Our PVA members (including myself), many of which have served beyond 9/11, would not be where we are today without our loved ones and caregivers who have supported us on our best and worst days,” said newly-elected PVA National President and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Charles Brown. “We truly value CarShop, Team Penske, Austin Cindric and our long-standing relationship with Penske Automotive Group as this collaboration is just another great way Penske is supporting PVA members.”

In addition to partnering with PVA on this 9/11 campaign, CarShop, Team Penske and Cindric are encouraging all their employees, customers and fans to submit a name. All submissions, generated between July 10 and August 9, will get a private virtual meet and greet with Austin on race day.

“Debuting the CarShop colors on the #22 Ford Mustang this season has been a thrill,” said Tracy Cassady, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Penske Automotive Group. “This September, we’re delighted to extend the spotlight to our long-time partner, PVA. We hope this unique sponsorship inspires others to learn more about PVA’s mission—to serve those who have served us—and to consider contributing to their life-changing work for veterans with spinal cord injuries.”

PVA was conceived in January 1946, after a group of paralyzed veterans came home from World War II to a country that was not ready for them. Unable to live in their homes or access transportation, they banded together and formed the organization to improve accessibility for themselves, fight for the benefits they earned, and find a cure for paralysis. Since then, PVA has grown in size and influence over the years and continues to strive to create a world where paralyzed veterans can live, work, and travel with the same freedom, independence, and dignity as every American.

“Coming off the 4th of July holiday weekend I can’t think of a better time to announce this partnership between CarShop and PVA as we aim to raise funds for our disabled veterans,” said Cindric.  “I’m honored to be a part of a program that will raise awareness for those in need, that served our nation. I’m excited to see all the fan names that will be riding along with me at Richmond Raceway on September 11th.  With three wins already this year in the CarShop livery, I hope we can get PVA and CarShop back into victory lane.”

To submit a name, visit PVA.org/22ThanksVets and show your support by using #22ThanksVets on social media.