Busch, Harvick honor healthcare "heroes" in pandemic

Drivers Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick are representing NASCAR in the Real Heroes Project, a collaborative effort among pro sports leagues to honor healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Busch, Harvick honor healthcare "heroes" in pandemic

The project is an initiative among 14 professional sports organizations to recognize and celebrate healthcare workers on the frontlines of the global crisis.

Athletes representing the organizations – including Busch and Harvick from NASCAR – have dedicated a jersey or uniform to a healthcare “hero” who is working in their respective communities during the pandemic.

Read Also:

A multi-league public service announcement debuted Wednesday across league and team social platforms. Throughout the PSA and personal tributes, athletes have covered their name on their jerseys or uniforms and replaced it with the name of their healthcare “hero”.

Busch dedicated his driver uniform to EMT Heather Pleasant based in Spartanburg, S.C., while Harvick dedicated his uniform to Dr. Josh Hughes, an emergency medicine physician with Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates and assistant director of the emergency department at Novant Health Presbyterian in Charlotte, N.C.

 

 
 

Among the other athletes who participated were New York Yankees all-star outfielder Aaron Judge, U.S. men’s national soccer team forward Jozy Altidore, NBA All-Star and Utah Jazz point guard Donovan Mitchell, New Orleans Saints All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees of the NFL, NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, three-time USGA champion Jordan Spieth, 2018 WNBA MVP forward Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm and WWE wrestler John Cena.

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch

Photo by: NASCAR Media

shares
comments
NASCAR Heat 5 set to launch two editions in July

Previous article

NASCAR Heat 5 set to launch two editions in July

Next article

Brooks and Arnold take eNASCAR Heat Pro League wins

Brooks and Arnold take eNASCAR Heat Pro League wins
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Kyle Busch
Author Jim Utter
From the archive: Dale Earnhardt’s final Autosport interview Prime

From the archive: Dale Earnhardt’s final Autosport interview

The death of Dale Earnhardt in the 2001 Daytona 500 shocked NASCAR to the core. At the Daytona 24 Hours, two weeks before his fatal accident, ‘The Intimidator’ shared his expectations of challenging for an eighth Cup title with JONATHAN INGRAM, in an article first published in the 15 February 2001 issue of Autosport magazine. Little did we know then what tragedy would unfold…

NASCAR Cup
Feb 18, 2021
The lasting NASCAR legacy after Dale Earnhardt’s death Prime

The lasting NASCAR legacy after Dale Earnhardt’s death

On February 18, 2001, seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Dale Earnhardt – the fearless ‘Intimidator’ – was in his element at Daytona International Speedway. While his own DEI team’s cars ran 1-2 towards the finish line, his famed #3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo was playing rear gunner to block any late runs from the chasing pack. As the cars tore through Turns 3 and 4 on that fateful final lap, Earnhardt maintained the strongarm tactics that encapsulated his persona… but his actions in those moments sadly proved to be his last.

NASCAR Cup
Feb 18, 2021
Inspired by Pitbull, the “revolution” sweeping through NASCAR Prime

Inspired by Pitbull, the “revolution” sweeping through NASCAR

The NASCAR Cup Series is changing. Whether it be the gradual morphing out the seasoned drivers of yesterday as the next generation step up, a radical calendar shake-up featuring more road courses than ever before and the prospect of an all-new car on the horizon, stock car racing’s highest level is nearing the end of a huge facelift.

NASCAR Cup
Feb 16, 2021
The NASCAR storylines to watch out for in 2021 Prime

The NASCAR storylines to watch out for in 2021

This weekend's Daytona 500 kickstarts a NASCAR Cup season that promises plenty of intrigue courtesy of new owners and a refreshed calendar. Here's what you need to know ahead of the new season…

NASCAR Cup
Feb 13, 2021
Why Kyle Larson can't blow his big shot at redemption Prime

Why Kyle Larson can't blow his big shot at redemption

From a disgraced NASCAR exile, Kyle Larson has been given a chance of redemption by the powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports squad. Effectively replacing seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson is no easy billing, but Larson has every intention of repaying the team's faith...

NASCAR Cup
Feb 11, 2021
Why Roger Penske is an American motorsport icon Prime

Why Roger Penske is an American motorsport icon

In this exclusive one-on-one interview, Roger Penske reveals the inner drive that has made him not only a hugely successful team owner and businessman but also the owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar. He spoke to David Malsher-Lopez.

IndyCar
Dec 28, 2020
Why NASCAR's latest second-generation champion is just getting started Prime

Why NASCAR's latest second-generation champion is just getting started

Chase Elliott's late charge to the 2020 NASCAR Cup title defied predictions that it would be a Kevin Harvick versus Denny Hamlin showdown. While the two veterans are showing no signs of slowing down, Elliott's triumph was a window into NASCAR's future…

NASCAR Cup
Nov 18, 2020
Why Kyle Larson deserves his second chance in a cancel culture Prime

Why Kyle Larson deserves his second chance in a cancel culture

“You can’t hear me? Hey n*****” Those fateful words uttered by Kyle Larson, spoken into his esports headset on April 12, were directed at his sim racing spotter – but instead they quickly became amplified around the world via social media, including his own Twitch stream.

NASCAR Cup
Oct 29, 2020