It’s not every day you see a NASCAR hauler rolling through Montgomery County. 

What You Need To Know

  • NASCAR donates food to local communities.
  • The initiative began Monday in North Carolina.
  • Their goal is to assist during the pandemic.

This big rig usually hauls for NASCAR Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen, who’s from Sprakers. But this week, it’s been hauling around 16 tons of food and dropping it off in several communities.

“We thought it would be really great for Stewart’s fan to be able to give back to this community where he’s from right now and where he has a tremendous impact with his dirt racing,” said Chad Ofiara, Halmar Friesen racing director of communications and marketing.

It’s a journey that started Monday at the team’s base in North Carolina. The Halmar Friesen Racing team arrived at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office on Wednesday, the fourth stop on this trip.

Sheriff Jeff Smith says this is part of their food bank donation, and the assist from Friesen is going to help three local food pantries.

“Any donation is a big donation, and two pallets full of food, it’s going to make a big difference in people’s lives,” Smith said.

The hauler will stop in Springfield on Thursday before heading back to North Carolina as Friesen prepares for his first race back on May 26.

“It’s about doing things to help us all get through this pandemic, and do it with some smiles on our face,” Smith said.