Shell and Joey Logano Rally for Hurricane Relief
Sep 12, 2017
Shell and driver Joey Logano reached out to the NASCAR community to come together in an effort to bring assistance to those impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and looming Hurricane Irma.
The weekend of August 31st to September 3rd was to be a celebration of Shell and Pennzoil coming together in 2002 with a special paint scheme on Joey Logano’s No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion at Darlington Raceway over the official “Throwback Weekend of NASCAR”. But Shell and Logano reached out to the NASCAR community to come together in an effort to bring assistance to those impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and looming Hurricane Irma.
On Tuesday, August 29th, Shell informed the American Red Cross that it would make an initial contribution of $1 million to the Hurricane Harvey disaster relief fund. Shell-Pennzoil NASCAR driver Joey Logano announced the following day that he would also donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross and would open a donation portal through his Joey Logano Foundation that would collect funds for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief.
In addition to the donations, Shell and Pennzoil also relinquished its traditional red and yellow paint scheme for a Red Cross-inspired look at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) regular season finale at Richmond Raceway on September 9th, in hopes to draw more attention to the needs of the people affected by these historic natural disasters.
The American Red Cross is accepting donations on its website (www.redcross.org). You can text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10 to the cause or go to https://joeyloganofoundation.com/donate-now/ to make your donation through the Joey Logano Foundation. All proceeds donated through JLF for the next 30 days will go to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey disaster relief fund.
“Our roots run extremely deep in Houston and we are committed to doing our part to help the city move on in the aftermath of Harvey,” said Bruce Culpepper, Shell U.S. President. “Shell employs nearly 20,000 people in the U.S. and nearly half of them are being directly impacted by Harvey.”
“Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast have suffered a disaster of historic size - one that is going to take months if not years of recovery,” said NASCAR driver Joey Logano. “In the last couple of days, we have seen sports icons and organizations step up for Texas and the Gulf Coast. With our strong ties to Shell and the community, we wanted to rally the passionate NASCAR base for this cause as well.”
A special logo for the American Red Cross was carried on the TV panel of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil race car during the Bojangles’ Southern 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Darlington Raceway on September 3rd.