Military & Veteran Non-Profit team up with NASCAR Truck Series to drive donations at Races in Texas and Phoenix

What: Partnership Announcement
Where: Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ, 6800 North Freeway Service Rd W E, Fort Worth, TX 76137 (682-703-7043)
When: Saturday Oct 24th 12 noon
Who:  Trevor Bayne-Driver, Sid Eppes-AirPower, Al Niece-Niece Motorsports
Contact: 817-851-9328//512-653-5120 or

ARLINGTON, TX (Oct. 19, 2020) – The AirPower Foundation will join the NASCAR Truck team of Niece Motorsports and driver Trevor Bayne as the primary partner at Texas Motor Speedway on October 25 and again at Phoenix Raceway in the season finale on November 6 in an effort to drive donations in a time of great need.

The No. 45 AirPower Foundation Chevrolet will take the green flag at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, October 25 at 12 p.m. ET.  The 147-lap race will air live on FoxSports1, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

“The AirPower Foundation is honored to have this opportunity to be the primary partner with Niece Motorsports and Trevor Bayne for the races in Texas and Phoenix,” said Sid Eppes, Chairman of the AirPower Foundation.  “These televised races will allow us to reach a very large audience to inform the public of the work we do to support our Military and Veterans, and make a donation to fund the requests we receive every day from the over 72 organizations.  “It is fitting that AirPower partner with the only Veteran owned race team in NASCAR.  We want to thank Al Niece for his service as a U. S. Marine in Vietnam and his continued support of all who serve.”

“Texas Motor Speedway has produced a lot of memories for me, including my first Cup start and my first XFINITY win,” said Bayne.  “I’m proud to have the AirPower Foundation on the truck for my first Gander Truck Series start at the track.  Our military, veterans and their families make such a sacrifice to defend and protect us, which is why I’m so thankful to be partnering with an organization that helps to take care of and support them.”
“I’m thrilled for the AirPower Foundation to come on board with Trevor and our team,” said team owner Al Niece.  “Our military is near and dear to me, having served in the United States Marine Corps.  It means a lot to me to have an organization that supports our military members, veterans and their families on one of our trucks, especially at Texas and in Phoenix before Veteran’s Day.”

About AirPower Foundation:

The AirPower Foundation annually funds over 72 military support organizations through grants which are each carefully vetted by the Board of Directors to ensure every dollar donated directly reaches those who need it most.  The Foundation is also proud to host the largest annual military support event in the nation, Sky Ball.  Sky Ball XVIII will be hosted at Globe Life Field with the Texas Rangers in 2021.

The AirPower Foundation board of directors is a diverse group of professionals who volunteer their time and spend countless hours visiting military installations and families, assessing needs and grant requests. They are instrumental in providing leadership to organize and execute numerous projects every year in support of military families.  Follow the Foundation on Facebook @AirPowerFoundation Also on Instagram and Twitter @AirPowerFDN


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About Niece Motorsports:

Niece Motorsports is owned by United States Marine Corps Veteran Al Niece.  In 2020, Niece Motorsports enters its fifth season in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.  Niece also owns Niece Equipment, which has for over 40 years provided clients with reliable products at competitive prices.  Niece Equipment’s reputation is built on service, integrity and dependability.  The company provides water and fuel / lube trucks that are engineered with quality and durability in mind for the construction and mining industry.  Follow the team on Facebook and Instagram@NieceMotorsports as well as Twitter @NieceMotorsport.

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The Heart Behind Sky Ball

Our premier fundraising event, Airpower Foundation Sky Ball, has raised over $24 million since its inception that has funded hundreds of military support programs  thanks to our generous sponsors. Sky Ball fundraising gala is the kick-off event for this most Patriotic Weekend. Events over the weekend include educational outreach programs to local area schools, a pep rally and concert for military and families Friday evening, the Commander’s Classic at Globe Life Field where Army takes on AirForce, and Military Appreciation Day at the Cowboy’s game on Sunday.  There simply is no other event in the country that matches the size and scope of Sky Ball.