ASHLAND CITY, TN – State Water Heaters offers its congratulations to Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing, on his first attempt racing the “Double” over Memorial Day weekend. Through this event, State was able to raise much-needed funds for Busch’s charity of choice, the Armed Forces Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting and advocating for active-duty military personnel, National Guardsmen, Reservists, military families and veterans.
On May 25, State-sponsored Busch became the fourth racecar driver in history to attempt the “Double,” racing in both IndyCar’s Indianapolis 500 for Andretti Autosport and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 for Stewart-Haas Racing. As a result of this daredevil feat, Busch was able to bring awareness of issues affecting veterans, like post-traumatic stress syndrome and the high suicide rates among this group.
Adding to the whirlwind of the event, Busch was recently awarded the prestigious Sunoco Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Award, making him the first NASCAR driver to do so since Donnie Allison in 1970.
“It was our absolute pleasure to support Kurt in his ‘Double’ attempt this past weekend,” said Jeff Storie, senior manager of marketing for State Water Heaters. “He may not have had the finish he hoped for in Charlotte, but we could not be more proud of our driver, his well-deserved Rookie of the Year award and his charitable work serving as a champion for our country’s veterans. All of us here at State want to send our utmost congratulations to Kurt, Stewart-Haas Racing, the Armed Forces Foundation and everyone who made the ‘Double’ possible.”