STAUNTON, Va — Federated Auto Parts used the sponsorship of a recent NASCAR race to honor first responders.
The auto parts company saluted first responders from the greater Richmond, Va., area, as well as honoring and remembering those impacted by 9/11 prior to the NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders race, held Sept. 11 at Richmond Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. won the race, which was broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network.
"We were honored to be part of such a special event honoring first responders as well as remembering those impacted by a day that will never be forgotten," Sue Godschalk, president of Federated Auto Parts, said "We want to thank all the U.S military personnel and first responders who participated in the pre-race ceremony. They truly made it a night to remember."
Those who won the Federated Suite-Stakes contest were part of the Federated party on the race weekend. The Suite-Stakes winners were awarded suite seats in a skybox at Richmond Raceway to watch the race.
Federated has sponsored the fall Cup Series race at Richmond since 2012. The 2021 race marked Federated's 26th year of involvement with NASCAR.