Nashville Superspeedway, Rackley Roofing Partner to Show Support for Middle Tennessee State's Daniels Center
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Nashville Superspeedway, Rackley Roofing and the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State are teaming up for a second consecutive year to support mutual efforts to honor active-duty troops and assist student veterans.
The organizations are focusing their efforts during the NASCAR race weekend on the Rackley Roofing 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race set for June 23. Nashville Superspeedway will allow Middle Tennessee State students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters to purchase discounted tickets to the Rackley Roofing 200, with a portion of the ticket proceeds to support the Daniels Center. Rackley Roofing will match the donation total generated by the sale of the discounted tickets. The discounted tickets for the Friday race can be purchased at mtsu.edu/superspeedway.
“I am so very pleased that this win-win-win relationship with the Nashville Superspeedway, Rackley Roofing and the Daniels Center continues to thrive,” said Middle Tennessee State president Sidney A. McPhee. “It’s a great opportunity for all of us to not only support our student veterans, but also encourage our community to take part in the excitement of race weekend at Friday’s night race.”
Rackley Roofing, established in 1974, has five locations throughout the state and is based in Carthage. Curtis Sutton, owner and CEO of Rackley Roofing, is also part owner of the Rackley-Willie Allen Racing No. 25 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, which is driven by Matt DiBenedetto. Michelle Boykin, Rackley’s chief operating officer, is an alumna of Middle Tennessee State, graduating from the Jennings A. Jones College of Business with an accounting degree in 2006.
“Rackley Roofing is excited to once again partner with Nashville Superspeedway and the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center by matching the sale of the discounted tickets at the upcoming Rackley 200,” Sutton said. “Any time Rackley, as an organization, can give back to our active-duty military and student veterans, we are humbled and honored to do so. We look forward to seeing everyone at the home track on June 23, and hope to have a great turnout for this event!”
Both Sutton and Nashville Superspeedway general manager Matt Greci visited the Middle Tennessee State campus and toured the Daniels Center at the invitation of retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber,Middle Tennessee State's senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives.
“We are so proud to be a part of the incredible fibers of Middle Tennessee, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support the Daniels Center and its efforts to honor active-duty troops and assist student veterans,” Greci said.
The Daniels Center enables the over 1,200 military-connected student population at Middle Tennessee State to have a one-stop shop to meet a variety of academic needs. It allows military-connected students to study, gather and get help from fellow veterans, who will serve as peer advisors and sponsors. It is also a resource for veterans and their families without the restriction or requirement to be students, faculty or staff at Middle Tennessee State.
Huber founded the center in 2015 and led the drive to name it after its lead patrons, country music legend Charlie Daniels and his wife, Hazel. Daniels remained an avid support of the center up until his death in the summer of 2020, and his wife continues that legacy.
Middle Tennessee State's Army ROTC color guard will present the colors before the start of the Rackley Roofing 200 on June 23, and the Daniels Center will be recognized before the start of each race. The center will also have a booth throughout the weekend in the fan zone, located outside the main gate.
Middle Tennessee’s can’t-miss event of the summer, the Nashville Superspeedway’s race weekend includes the Rackley Roofing 200 Craftsman Truck Series race on June 23, the Tennessee Lottery 250 Xfinity Series race on June 24 and the Ally 400 Cup Series race on June 25 and under the lights in prime time.
Call 1.866.RACE.TIX or click here to get your tickets today.
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NASCAR Race Schedule and Tickets
Nashville Superspeedway’s 2023 race schedule includes:
Sunday, June 25
Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series race
6 p.m. CT, NBC, PRN, Sirius NASCAR Radio
Saturday, June 24
Tennessee Lottery 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race
2:30 p.m. CT, USA, PRN, Sirius NASCAR Radio
Friday, June 23
Rackley Roofing 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race
7 p.m. CT, FS1, PRN, Sirius NASCAR Radio
Call 1.866.RACE.TIX to discuss your options with an account representative, or click here. For children ages 12 and younger, tickets for the races on Friday and Saturday are free (with a paying adult) and are only $10 on Sunday.
About Nashville Superspeedway
Nashville Superspeedway, Middle Tennessee’s racing jewel, is a year-round family-friendly destination in one of the fastest-growing regions in the country. The 1.33-mile D-shaped track with 14 degrees of banking has hosted two NASCAR Cup Series races, 23 NASCAR Xfinity Series races, 15 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events and eight Indy Racing League contests. The largest concrete-only track in NASCAR, Nashville Superspeedway is owned by Speedway Motorsports LLC.