The NASCAR Nationwide SeriesTM returned to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH, Aug. 16, 2014 for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 and saw Chris Buescher score his first NNS win. See video and race recap at NASCAR.com.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital was title sponsor of the race with proceeds benefiting the hospital.
NASCAR Nationwide Series race salutes brave kids
The race highlighted the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient Champion Program honoring and celebrating the hospital’s brave young patients.
Nationwide Series teams, drivers and sponsors had donated portions of their race car’s paint schemes to feature designs by each of the children. Ten Patient Champions were paired with these teams/drivers and given the opportunity to contribute to car design elements.
Kids earn VIP status
The children’s names and paired team numbers were displayed in large grass logos around the Mid-Ohio racecourse.
And on race day, they were recognized as honorary members of their respective teams and treated as VIPs.
Mid-Ohio a premier race venue
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 in a park-like setting is located in Lexington, OH, 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles south of Cleveland.
Our charitable and racing history
Since 2008, Nationwide has been the title sponsor of the NASCAR Nationwide Series and has been involved in the sport for more than 14 years.
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 is part of our effort to raise awareness and more than $3 million for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
For more than 50 years, Nationwide has partnered with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to provide lifesaving care to children and their families in our community and beyond.