NASCAR driver Daniel Suárez is racing for more than a win this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Should he find victory lane in the No. 19 Toyota on Sunday, STANLEY Tools will donate $1 Million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) through the Ace Hardware Foundation.
“I’m proud to be associated with STANLEY and the ‘Racing for a Miracle’ program to support children with serious illnesses,” said Suárez in a statement. “STANLEY and the Ace Hardware Foundation have created this amazing campaign over the past 12 years to support CMN hospitals. It’s really an honor to be the guy who gets to drive the STANLEY car for this race and know the meaning behind the design and who we are racing for.”
Each year, the No. 19 STANLEY Racing team partners with a local CMN hospital to drive awareness of the vital work done to treat patients. Through CMN, the STANLEY team enlisted four children from Cook Children’s Medical Center to help design the No. 19 STANLEY Toyota Camry paint scheme with TV personality and expert vehicle designer Chip Foose.
“I’ve designed many cars in my life, but never a car that’s moved me emotionally like this one,” said Chip Foose. “We spent a whole day thinking of themes and drawing concepts for Daniel’s No. 19 car. One of the kids, Jacob, found some inspiration in a black and yellow spotted frog, reminding him of the STANLEY brand. We drew it out, and everyone loved the design. You’ll see each of the kids’ signatures on the front of the hood as well – this car is really for each of them.”
Suarez visited Cook Children’s Medical Center on Thursday to unveil the special paint scheme with all four child designers and guests. Suarez also spent time visiting with hospital patients and presented the Ace Hardware Foundation with a $100,000 donation check from STANLEY Tools. Over the past 12 years, STANLEY Tools and the Ace Hardware Foundation have donated more than $1.2 Million to CMN member hospitals around the country through the Racing for a Miracle program.
Fans can follow Suarez and the No. 19 STANLEY team this weekend at #Racing4Miracles or by visiting StanleyRacing.com.