By Lars Dalseide | April 13 2013 09:42

Local Friends of NRA Committee sponsoring Leavine Family Racing's # 95 car

 Leavine Family Racing's #95 car with Friends of NRA Sponsorship at the NRA 500 in TexasVeteran driver Scott Speed will pilot the #95 car, sponsored in part by Texas' Friends of NRA, at the NRA 500 tonight at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Fort Worth, Texas - You're going to hear a great deal about the NRA tomorrow at the Texas Motor Speedway. And if you watch the race, you're probably going to see even more.

NRA shirts, NRA banners, NRA posters and, on the #95 car, a Texas Friends of NRA sponsorship on the back right window.

"After a few phone calls, we were able to secure our FNRA web address to be added to the #95 car driven by Scott Speed," NRA Southern Regional Director Al Hammond told us late yesterday afternoon. "All of us here thank the Leavine Family Racing for their commitment to the Friends of NRA program and promoting firearms education and safety training."

A good deal of the credit (according to Hammond) goes to Chris Griffin. It was primarily his contacts in the racing community that made the sponsorship possible.

"I want to thank Chris for all his hard work and his pursuit to promote the Friends of NRA program in a new market. I feel this will pay big dividends for our program not only in Texas but with NASCAR fans nationwide."

Friends of NRA is a nationwide fundraising program run NRA's General Operations Division. Started in 1992, the program has raised more than $200,000,000 that goes to the support America's shooting sports. Monies raised at these events help fund, among other things, youth firearm safety and education programs, hunter education, women’s training seminars, and wildlife conservation efforts.

To catch a glimpse of the #95 car and all their sponsors, including TrackingPoint and Friends of NRA, tune in to your local Fox station tonight at 7:45 eastern time.

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