In 2013, we set out to combine fundraising and awareness efforts with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200. The three-year partnership brought the NASCAR Nationwide Series to Ohio for the very first time in 2013. Nationwide Children’s Hospital serves as the title sponsor of the race with proceeds benefiting the hospital. In the inaugural race, AJ Allmendinger batted to victory in an exciting, action packed race to pick up his second victory of the season.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series returns to Lexington, OH and the Mid-Ohio Sport Car Course for the 2nd Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 on August 16, 2014. The track has been called the most competitive course in the U.S. and features a permanent road-racing circuit with two primary configurations: a 2.4-mile, 15 turn, and a 2.25-mile, 13-turn circuit. The park-like, 330-acre complex is located in Lexington, Ohio, 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles south of Cleveland.
Since 2008, Nationwide Insurance® has been the title sponsor of the NASCAR Nationwide Series and has been involved in the sport for more than 14 years. The NCH 200 is part of our effort to raise awareness and more than $3 million for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.