The car that cares

14 Team Penske drivers to race for Verizon ‘Pay It Forward Live’

It is video game on for Group Penske. Fourteen stars of just one of the...

It is video game on for Group Penske.

Fourteen stars of just one of the greatest racing collectives in automobile-sports historical past will commence their engines from the ease and comfort of their respective homes as they compete in an iRacing simulation on Tuesday, May possibly twelve at eight p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT for the most current installment of Verizon’s Spend It Forward Reside streaming sequence to guidance tiny companies influenced by COVID-19. The celebration will be archived and available on demand from customers below for just one week.

NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace and Fox Sports’ racing reporter Jamie Minor will phone all the digital motion.

The pace racers signify quite a few racing sequence and include things like some of the greatest names in the sport: NASCAR competition Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Matt DiBenedetto and Austin Cindric IndyCar drivers Will Power, Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden IMSA competition Hélio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ricky Taylor and Dane Cameron and Supercar drivers Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin.

About the program of the 2 times-weekly Spend It Forward Reside, viewers are inspired to tag their preferred community companies and do what they can to guidance them — shop on the net, make a acquire in progress for when the disaster is about and the companies reopen, or buy a food. Verizon will also donate $10 to guidance tiny companies, up to $2.5 million, just about every time the hashtag #PayItForwardLive is utilised, on major of the $seven.5 million the business has now pledged.

In accordance to 2018 Indy 500 champ Will Power, “iRacing has been just one of the best approaches to continue to be linked to my teammates and all of our followers during the quarantine. Remaining capable to rally the team to husband or wife with Verizon and the Verizon’s Spend It Forward Reside initiative to assistance guidance tiny companies is a thing I know we’re all happy we can do.”

Three-time Indy 500 champ (and just one-time Dancing With the Stars winner) Hélio Castroneves suggests he is happy to take part. “The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people today throughout the world. Compact companies almost everywhere — from our hometowns to the towns the place we compete — are currently being majorly impacted and I’m glad we can be a part of forces with Verizon to do our element to assistance to make sure they can all reopen.”

To obtain out additional about what Verizon is carrying out to assistance customers and tiny companies, visit verizon.com/about/information/our-reaction-coronavirus.

Verizon is the dad or mum business of Yahoo and Autoblog.