DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2019) â The NASCAR Foundation announced the four finalists for the Ninth Annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award on Friday, initiating a month-long on-line fan vote to determine the award winner.
The finalists were introduced during a news conference at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, prior to Sundayâs Bluegreen Vacations 500, the finale of the âRound of 8â in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.
The award, named in honor of the foundationâs late founder and chairwoman, is presented to a NASCAR fan who has done exceptional volunteer work on behalf of children in their community. Results of the fan vote â which begins today and runs through Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. (ET), conducted at NASCARfoundation.org/Award â will be announced on Dec. 5 during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards at Music City Center in Nashville. The NASCAR Foundation will donate $100,000 to the charity represented by the award winner and $25,000 to each of the other three finalistsâ charities.
âAvid NASCAR fans; thatâs the best way to begin when describing this yearâs Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award finalists,â said The NASCAR Foundation Chairman Mike Helton. âEach one represents what Betty Jane France stood for and what she wanted this award to be: a recognition of people who love our sport but also love the charities they are passionate about.
âThese finalists are folks who root for their favorite drivers on race day but every day â 365 days a year â theyâre out there rooting for the children in their community, working hard to better childrenâs lives. This yearâs group of finalists is exceptional. Picking one to vote for will be tough for our fans.â
Since the awardâs inception, The NASCAR Foundation has impacted the lives of more than 300,000 children by providing nearly $1.5 million in contributions to charities represented by finalists for the award.
To learn more about The NASCAR Foundationâs Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award and the 2019 finalists, visit NASCARfoundation.org/Award.