For more than half a century, Nationwide has partnered with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to provide life-saving care to children and their families in our community and beyond.
The 3rd annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is part of our effort to raise awareness and more than $4 million for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and its wide-ranging, world-class research efforts.
The NASCAR Xfinity SeriesTM race on August 15, 2015 not only benefits Nationwide Children’s Hospital, it recognizes 10 former and current patients and their parents in the hospital’s Patient Champion program.
Brave kids will get VIP treatment
The 10 Patient Champions will each be paired with an Xfinity Series team/driver for a day of memorable experiences.
Each Patient Champion will be introduced at the pre-race drivers’ meeting, serve as the race’s Grand Marshal and watch the race from a team pit box.
They’ll get to hang out with their driver, tour the garages and have their names and their drivers’ numbers painted in the grass near several of the track’s turns.
To show their support, the drivers, teams and sponsors have donated portions of their race cars’ real estate to display designs inspired by the kids.
Mid-Ohio ranked a top race venue
Located in Lexington, OH, the Mid-Ohio racecourse is considered one of the most competitive in the U.S.
It features a permanent road-racing circuit with two primary configurations: a 2.4-mile, 15-turn circuit, and a 2.25-mile, 13-turn circuit.
The complex is in a 330-acre, park-like setting 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles south of Cleveland.