Mooresville, NC (July 23, 2014) – David Starr is back behind the wheel of the No. 44 Camry this weekend when the NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On board the No. 44 Camry this weekend is the Hard Hat Heroes™ initiative.
NCCER and Build Your Future’s military recruitment initiative, Hard Hat Heroes™, is committed to helping returning military members make a smooth transition, enabling them to continue to serve the country they love through building America. As a part of the Hard Hat Heroes™ initiative, NCCER and BYF are working with a task force of contractors, owners and other stakeholders to develop a program to assess, train and transition veterans into high-skill, high-wage careers in construction.
“Creating an avenue to connect our returning military with the rewarding careers available through construction is a top priority for NCCER and BYF,” said Don Whyte, President of NCCER.
Starr is looking forward to racing at the historic 2.5-mile rectangular, oval speedway in Indianapolis this weekend. BYF and NCCER have been a partner of Starr’s racing career for years and we are happy to have such a great cause on board the No. 44 Camry this weekend.
“I’m extremely excited to come back to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year! Ever since I was a little boy I’ve been watching the races at Indy and to have the opportunity to race at the racing capital of the world is very special to me,” said Starr. “I am honored to have NCCER and BYF’s Hard Hat Heroes initiative gracing the hood of my Toyota Camry. It’s such a special, rewarding program for our returning military.”
Please visit www.byf.org and click on the military tab for more information.
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About NCCER – NCCER is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials to help address the skilled, construction workforce shortage. NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. For more information, visit www.nccer.org or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.
About Build Your Future – The goal of the Build Your Future (BYF) initiative is to lead individuals to opportunities for career placement, advanced education and training and ultimately long-term rewarding careers in the construction industry. BYF is NCCER’s national recruitment and image enhancement initiative. For more information, visit www.byf.org.
About TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC: TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC currently fields Toyota Camrys in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Mike Bliss, Jeff Green, Will Kimmel, Blake Koch, Hal Martin, Eric McClure and David Starr. Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, TriStar Motorsports has competed in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series since 1989; fielding cars for some of NASCAR’s premier drivers including Bobby Hamilton, Greg Sacks, Phil Parsons, Mike Wallace, Jason Keller, Reed Sorenson, Tony Raines and others. To find out more information about TriStar Motorsports please visit www.tristarmotorsportsnc.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.