NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of NASCAR drivers, affiliated celebrities, corporate partnerships, media and all those loyal enthusiastic fans in the stock car racing world.
When is NASCAR Day?
The third Friday in May. Future dates: May 18, 2018, May 17, 2019, May 15, 2020.
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How is NASCAR Day celebrated?
- Attend a NASCAR Festival held in Randleman, NC and enjoy BBQ, racing memorabilia, and a wide screen simulator to hone stock car driving skills
- Watch a car race on television
- Get friends together and bbq in honor of Nascar day
- Make a donation and get a collectible lapel pin
NASCAR Day Trivia/Facts:
- Held on the third Friday in May
- 2018 marks the 16th anniversary of NASCAR Day
- This day was founded in 2003 by NASCAR in order to improves the quality of life for children everywhere
- The only other sport that has as much fanfare and enthusiasts is football
- Bill France founded the company in 1948
- There are over 78 million fans in the United States
- NASCAR’s biggest race is the Daytona
- Eight different flags are used by officials to control the race
- Richard Petty won 200 races as a stock car racer and he regarded as a legend
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on May 18th:
- Tina Fey, TV actress
- George Strait, Country Singer
- Pope John Paul II, religious leader
- Jens Bergenstein, Game designer
- Reggie Jackson, Baseball player
- Alina Zagitova, Figure skater
- Rick Wakeman, Pianist
- Mister Cartoon, Tattoo Artist
- Avi Ram, Painter
- Don Bachardy, Portrait painter
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Other holidays celebrated in May include National Nurses Day, National Beverage Day, Teacher Appreciation Day and Eat What you Want Day!