Ray Evernham Laces Up for Boot Campaign
Ray Evernham Pledges Support for Wounded Military Personnel
ESPN Analyst and Storied NASCAR Leader Joins Boot Campaign
September 29, 2012 (Dover, DE) – Speaking at the Dover International Speedway, ESPN Analyst Ray Evernham announces his intent to raise awareness of the issues facing U.S. troops and support their transition home. Evernham joins Troy Aikman, Kasey Kahne, Dolly Parton, Dewayne “The Rock” Johnson and others in lacing up a pair of combat boots with the Texas-based non-profit organization, The Boot Campaign.
Evernham’s official Boot Campaign photo will be featured starting Monday, October 1st on www.BootCampaign.com. On this date, Evernham’s support will also be announced on the Boot Campaign’s social media pages Facebook.com/bootcampaign and Twitter.com/bootcampaign.
The Boot Campaign is a 501c3 non-profit military appreciation and veteran awareness campaign based in Texas. Launched in 2009 by a group of women known as The Boot Girls, the Boot Campaign’s mission is to express gratitude to the troops, spread awareness of the needs of military personnel and support their transition home. Through the sale of signature military combat boots, the Boot Campaign donates proceeds to our programs caring for military personnel, past and present, healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, “When They Come Back, We Give Back”. www.BootCampaign.com
Ray Evernham is an ESPN Analyst for NASCAR, is the owner of East Lincoln Speedway, a 3/8 mile dirt track in Lincoln County, N.C., and has led a storied carrier in NASCAR. Evernham led Dodge back into NASCAR Cup racing in 2001, claiming the top starting spot for the 2001 Daytona 500 with driver Bill Elliott. Evernham’s first victory as NASCAR team owner came in the 2001 season finale at Homestead, FL with driver Bill Elliott. Evernham is a three-time NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Crew Chief (1995, 1997 & 1998) and was voted Top All-Time Crew Chief by Motorsports Media in 2006. Evernaham’s accomplishments in racing also include being named NASCAR Winston Cup Illustrated Person of the Year (1998), two-time Daytona 500 Champion as crew chief for Jeff Gordon (1997, 1999). To learn more about Ray Evernham please visit www.RayEvernham.com