NASCAR’s Kyle Petty, Brad Keselowski, Michael Annett to speak about dangers of distracted driving at Nationwide’s Des Moines Campus
Gayle Saunders 614-203-4772
Liz Christopher 614-205-3416
Des Moines, IA — Nationwide Insurance is proud to announce that it will be bringing NASCAR star Kyle Petty and drivers Brad Keselowski and Michael Annett to Nationwide Insurance’s campus in downtown Des Moines this Wednesday. Petty, Keselowski and Annett will speak to race fans about the dangers of committing DWD – Driving While Distracted.
Nearly 40 percent of teens and young adults send and receive text messages while driving and the same percentage were hit or almost hit by someone using their cell phone while driving, according to a 2008 survey sponsored by Nationwide Insurance.
Who :NASCAR’s Kyle Petty, Brad Keselowski and Michael Annett speak to race fans about the dangers of driving while distracted
When: Wednesday, July 29, 2009; 11 a.m. Central Time
Where: Nationwide Insurance’s downtown Des Moines campus, south side of 1100 Locust Street building.
What: Nationwide Insurance will bring its NASCAR simulator to the event for a race challenge that highlights how texting behind the wheel can affect driving abilities. Members of the media are encouraged to race theNASCAR drivers. Petty, Keselowski and Annett will also be available for interviews and photography.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series will be at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, August 1, 2009 for the US Cellular 250. Coverage beings at 3:30 p.m. Central Time on ESPN2.
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