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

It is match on for Team Penske.

Fourteen stars of one particular of the best racing collectives in vehicle-sports activities heritage will get started their engines from the comfort of their respective houses as they contend in an iRacing simulation on Tuesday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT for the most current installment of Verizon’s Shell out It Forward Dwell streaming sequence to assist modest firms affected by COVID-19. The function will be archived and out there on demand in this article for one particular 7 days.

NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace and Fox Sports’ racing reporter Jamie Minor will get in touch with all the virtual motion.

The velocity racers signify quite a few racing sequence and contain some of the biggest names in the activity: NASCAR competition Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Matt DiBenedetto and Austin Cindric IndyCar motorists Will Energy, Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden IMSA competition Hélio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ricky Taylor and Dane Cameron and Supercar motorists Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin.

In excess of the study course of the twice-weekly Shell out It Forward Dwell, viewers are encouraged to tag their favorite community firms and do what they can to assist them — shop on-line, make a acquire in progress for when the crisis is more than and the firms reopen, or buy a food. Verizon will also donate $ten to assist modest firms, up to $2.5 million, just about every time the hashtag #PayItForwardLive is employed, on best of the $7.5 million the company has previously pledged.

In accordance to 2018 Indy five hundred champ Will Energy, “iRacing has been one particular of the very best ways to continue to be linked to my teammates and all of our supporters for the duration of the quarantine. Getting in a position to rally the team to partner with Verizon and the Verizon’s Shell out It Forward Dwell initiative to assistance assist modest firms is one thing I know we’re all pleased we can do.”

A few-time Indy five hundred champ (and one particular-time Dancing With the Stars winner) Hélio Castroneves claims he is pleased to participate. “The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting men and women throughout the world. Modest firms everywhere — from our hometowns to the metropolitan areas where we contend — are becoming majorly impacted and I’m happy we can join forces with Verizon to do our component to assistance to make positive they can all reopen.”

To come across out extra about what Verizon is carrying out to assistance shoppers and modest firms, visit verizon.com/about/information/our-response-coronavirus.

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