Sunday, August 4, 2013

National KidsDay! - NASCAR Drivers and Their Kids

Sunday, August 4, 2013

There's a Mother's Day, there's a Father's Day and then there's National KidsDay!

National KidsDay was created in 1994 by KidsPeace*, a 131-year-old national children's charity, to encourage adults to spend more meaningful time with their children.

To celebrate National KidsDay; lets look at some meaningful time
between some NASCAR Kids and their father drivers:

Pink headphones cover the ears of Genevieve Johnson as she listens to the national
anthem with father Jimmie Johnson and mom Chandra Johnson during the AAA 400,
Sept. 30, 2012, at Dover International Speedway. (Jerry Lai, USA TODAY Sports)

Matt Kenseth celebrates with his wife, Katie, and daughters Kaylin, left,
and Grace, right, following his win in the Hollywood Casino 400, Oct. 21, 2012,
at Kansas Speedway. (Colin E. Braley, AP)

Jeff Burton walks with his daughter, Paige, left, and son, Harrison, after
winning the pole position for the 2006 Daytona 500, Feb. 12 at Daytona
International Speedway. (Sean Dougherty, USA TODAY Sports)

Jeff Gordon celebrates in victory lane with his wife, Ingrid Vandebosch, daughter,
Ella Sofia, and son, Leo Benjamin, after winning the Pennsylvania 400, Aug. 5, 2012
at Pocono Raceway.  (Lesley Ann Miller, AP)

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman holds his daughter Brooklyn Sage prior to qualifying
for the Ford EcoBoost 400, Nov. 16, 2012, at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
(Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR driver Carl Edwards gets some quality time with his daughter, Anne,
and wife,Kate, prior to the 2010 Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
(Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images)

Kevin Harvick holds his son, Keelan, as his wife DeLana tends to him prior to
the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200, Oct. 27, 2012, at
Martinsville Speedway. (John Harrelson, Getty Images for NASCAR)

Sam Hornish Jr. stands with his wife, Crystal, and daughter, Addison, prior to the start
of a 2012 Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
(Rusty Jarrett, Getty Images for NASCAR)

Jamie McMurray, his wife, Christy, and son, Carter Scott, stand on the grid
during pre-race ceremonies for the 5-Hour Energy 500, June 12, 2011, at
Pocono Raceway. (Jerry Markland, Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR driver Greg Biffle gives his daughter, Emma, a ride on his
shoulders prior to the start of the AAA Texas 500, Nov. 4, 2012, at
Texas Motor Speedway. (Tyler Barrick, Getty Images for NASCAR)

Juan Pablo Montoya poses with his son, Sebastian, wife, Connie,
and daughter, Paulina, prior to a NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
(Rusty Jarrett, Getty Images for NASCAR)

Elliott Sadler and his son, Wyatt, do some father-son bonding prior to the
NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300, Nov. 17, atHomestead-Miami
Speedway. (Jerry Markland, Getty Images for NASCAR)

*KidsPeace is a private charity dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities. 

Founded in 1882, KidsPeace provides a unique psychiatric hospital; a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based treatment programs to help people in need overcome challenges and transform their lives. KidsPeace provides emotional and physical health care and educational services in an atmosphere of teamwork, compassion and creativity.

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