DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - This weekend race car fans will also be focusing on helping the victims from the Pulse nightclub.
During the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, there will be a special "drive", to help raise money for the Pulse nightclub victims.
Bobby Labonte's #32 car, will have a several decals promoting the One Orlando Fund. One of them was created by 22-year-old artist Alexa Vitug. "I think I was speechless, it still hasn't hit me that it's happening and I really am as an artist honored that its truly happening," Vitug said.
Alexa's brother Cameron says the family has been selling t-shirts with the logo to raise money for the One Orlando Fund. When they got a call from a NASCAR owner, they were stunned. "They plan on putting the logo on the back truck, which I'm really excited about because the way the cars go, it's the visual point that everyone gets to see. So we're honored. We're so happy that Bobby Labonte and his crew are going to be representing our image and representing Orlando."
We talked to NASACAR owner Kelly Owen via phone. He says his friend Archie St Hilaire actually owns the car and wanted to gear it towards the fund. "I was struck personally by this. I know the owner of the club. We're trying to make it measurable so people can see the impact that our sports provide."
All of the cars will have an Orlando United sticker on them. Dale Earnhardt Jr talked about it today. "Yeah, it was a terrible tragedy. I'm glad they got the stickers on all the cars, I think its a great way for us to show our support."
Cameron says he had a couple of friends that were at the club the night of the shooting, "There's some closure that's starting to happen. I feel more at peace." Peace with a creative axle, connecting others around the track watching the race. Alexa says, " It's even more rewarding to be able to help the healing."