Engines revving, crowds roaring and long stretches of Daytona speedway awaiting the squealing tires of race cars speeding to the finish line – this is where you can find the BSA this weekend. Boy Scouts of America joins NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse Jr. for an epic 2015 racing season sure to keep you on the edge of your seats.
Beginning Friday, Feb. 20, watch as Lagasse Jr. and TeamSLR pilot the No. 20 “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow” NTS Motorsports entry for the NEXTera Energy Resources 250. You can catch all the live action on Fox Sports 1 at 7:30p.m.
“I am really looking forward to the 2015 season,” said Lagasse Jr. “The team has been working extremely hard throughout the offseason to make sure 2015 is a success both on and off of the track. We are proud to continue our partnerships with the Florida Department of Transportation, Boy Scouts of America, Pinch A Penny Pools and Spas, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, and Beck Chevrolet.”
The excitement continues through the weekend on Saturday, Feb. 21 with Lagasse Jr. competing in the season opener at the Daytona International Speedway. He will pilot the No. 19 Alert Today Florida car with veteran Crew Chief Paul Clapprood. See all Alert Today Florida 300 racing coverage on FoxSports 1 and hear it on MRN at 3:30pm.
Drive a Scout to School
Ever wanted to feel the rush of zipping down the road inside a race car- to school, no less? Forget running late to first period in your mom’s mini-van.
Thanks to the North Florida Council and Scott Lagasse Jr, a lucky Cub Scout had the chance to do just that. The Scout arrived to his Jacksonville, Fla. elementary school in style yesterday when he rolled up in the NASCAR Xfinity car alongside Lagasse Jr. after being selected for the “Drive a Scout to School” event. The program helps encourage bicycle safety and how to safely navigate in their neighborhoods.
“The ‘Drive a Scout to School’ program is a really exciting event for Scouts to be involved with,” said Lagasse Jr. “Seeing the Scout’s face as we pull up to the school and all of his classmates see him climb from the car is really amazing.”
Whether it’s speeding to the finish line in Daytona or helping educate youth on bicycle safety, Scouting is leading the way to fun and knowledge.
Don’t forget to tune into the excitement on FoxSports 1 this Friday and Saturday for the racing lowdown!