NASCAR has been recruited by the White House and President Joe Biden to help encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
According to the WSJ, partnership will be working alongside the Ad Council and the COVID Collaborative to help further spread awareness to encourage people to get the vaccine.
NASCAR joins the likes of the National Football League and Major League Baseball as North American sports organizations that are part of the effort.
The effort hopes to sway individuals who have had a reluctance to receive the vaccine.
“It’s critically important to us that we, as an industry, continue to play a meaningful role in the fight against COVID, including offering our venues to help administer vaccines across the country as quickly as possible,” NASCAR President Steve Phelps told the WSJ in a statement.
This NASCAR season, one national series driver, Kris Wright, has tested positive for the virus. Four drivers tested positive in 2020, with three missing a race because of it.