Altamonte Springs, FL/October 16, 2014 –
NASCAR Driver Ryan Ellis is about to step behind the wheel of the #28 FDNY Chevrolet for the final time in the 2014 Camping World Truck Series season for the Fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. To date, the fan favorite “Fire Truck” has generated a lot of interest among the fans, results for both driver and team, and funding for the FDNY charities.
Ellis considers the task of driving for FDNY as an honor and one of the highlights of his 2014 racing season. “Making my return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the final time this year will without a doubt be exciting for both me and the entire #28 FDNY Racing team.
“We have had solid finishes this year especially considering the size of our team and budget. The team is comprised of all volunteers and to be able to compete at the NASCAR level is truly astonishing. I’m proud that we’re able to bring awareness to the great charities that our team supports, like that of the widow’s and children’s funds from the 9/11 attacks. My goal for this weekend is to stay out of the ‘Big One’ that Talladega is known for, and to keep the truck clean till the end…hoping for a Top-15 finish!”
The Fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway airs Qualifying on Fox Sports 1 on Friday, October 17th at 5:45 pm EST, with the race airing Saturday, October 18th at 1:00 pm EST on Fox Sports.
About FDNY Racing:
The outpouring of support from all Americans for the 9/11 victims and their families and the special emphasis for firefighters has evolved in many forms. It was this by the heroes of the fire department that created the Firefighter Racing Team, by Lt. Mike Bolnik, Ret., FDNY and Jim Rosenblum from Jim Rosenblum Racing and Bob Rahilly from RAHMOC Racing Engines. They established the official NASCAR racing team to honor the fallen heroes and their families and raise funds for the Widow’s and Children’s Fund . FDNY Racing’s team members hail from New York, Florida, North Carolina, Connecticut, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. During the week they are firemen, salesmen, utility workers, building contractors, business professionals and avionics manufacturers. On the weekends, they come together as FDNY Racing to raise funds for Greatest America’s Heroes.
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