Greg Biffle will pay homage to the late 1992 Winston Cup champion Alan Kulwicki during the Bojamgles’ Southern 500 on Sept. 4th at Darlington Raceway.
The two-time Darlington race winner will run Kulwicki’s iconic Hooters paint scheme on Labor Day weekend in an effort to petition congress to recognize local and national heroes who put their lives on the line on a daily basis by creating a National First Responders Day.
“I was a huge Alan Kulwicki fan, so this is a really special opportunity to get to honor him in this way,” said Biffle. “I’m also a fan of Hooters and really excited to support the campaign to create a National First Responders Day. There are so many men and women who risk their lives each and every day to keep the rest of us safe, they are the real heroes and definitely deserve a day of recognition.”
Andrew Collier, brother of MIT police officer Sean Collier who gave his life doing his job during the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, has been lobbying congress since 2013 to formally recognize the service and sacrifice of first responders but has been unable to gain the support in Washington to succeed.
Inspired by Andrew’s determined efforts and on behalf of First Responders across America, Hooters has partnered with the National Association of Police Organizations, the National Black Police Association and Thankyoufirstresponder.org to launch FirstRespondersDay.org. It’s a website where Americans can express gratitude for First Responders and sign a petition formally requesting Congress to pass legislation creating a National First Responders Day. Fans are encouraged to sign the petition by visiting FirstRespondersDay.org.
In addition to signing the petition, Americans can show their support for First Responders by posting a picture on social media using the hashtag #OneWordOneDay and holding a sign with one word that they believe best represents First Responders.
“We are excited to partner with NASCAR driver Greg Biffle and Roush Fenway Racing as part of our campaign to help America come together in support of our First Responders,” said Carl Sweat, CMO of Hooters. “Our First Responders risk a great deal to protect and serve us every day and we are all safer because of their sacrifices. Hooters is proud to recognize First Responders and join Andrew Collier in creating a National First Responders Day to honor them all.”