Jordan Anderson Racing Bommarito Autosport Honors First Responders and Flight Crews in “2nd Chances” Tribute Car for Watkins Glen

Seneca Falls, NY (August 15, 2023) – Craig Partee, a native of Seneca Falls and a member of the Jordan Anderson Racing Bommarito Autosport team, is set to make a return to Watkins Glen International on August 19. Partee, also the owner of Fleur De Lis Motorsports, will proudly unveil the “2nd Chances” tribute car in the NASCAR Xfinity series. Behind the wheel of the #27 Chevy Camaro will be Talladega Winner Jeb Burton, who is eagerly prepared to navigate the twists and turns of the challenging 2.5-mile road course.

Partee’s inspiration for the “2nd Chances” tribute car is deeply rooted in his unwavering gratitude for the selfless dedication of first responders. Drawing from his own personal experience, Partee acknowledged, “The ‘2nd Chances’ tribute car is a heartfelt expression of my immense appreciation for the exceptional individuals who courageously step up in times of crisis. They played a pivotal role in my own life, rescuing me from a dire situation and providing unwavering care. This initiative is a testament to their remarkable contributions.”

Jeb Burton, the driver who will be at the helm of the “2nd Chances” car, shared his enthusiasm for this meaningful endeavor, stating, “I am truly honored to have the privilege of driving a car that stands as a powerful symbol of support for our first responders. Their unparalleled bravery and sacrifices deserve recognition, and I’m excited to be a part of a vehicle that embodies their unwavering dedication.”

Craig Partee’s extensive involvement in racing spans over three decades, commencing with his engagement in the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) racing series. His passion for racing led him through various roles in the ARCA racing series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the NASCAR Cup Series. From 2010 to 2011, Partee also held the role of a car and team owner in the Xfinity Series under Fleur-De-Lis Motorsports, an experience he continued to embrace while supporting numerous race teams.

The “2nd Chances” tribute car stands as a poignant homage not only to first responders but also to the flight crew that played a pivotal role in rescuing Jordan Anderson after his fiery crash at Talladega in October. Anderson’s courageous return to the racing scene, culminating in a triumphant victory at the very same Talladega track with Jeb Burton as the driver this season, embodies the spirit of resilience and determination.

Tragically, the tribute extends further to honor the memory of two members of Jordan Anderson’s flight crew who tragically lost their lives in a medical helicopter crash in April. This car serves as a poignant reminder of the unwavering dedication and sacrifices made by all first responders who put their lives on the line to care for others. The tail number for this flight will be featured on the rear bumper of the #27 Camaro this weekend to pay tribute to those who put their life on the line as first responders.

The “2nd Chances” car also displays another tail number of the Mercy Flight Central helicopter that was instrumental in transporting Craig Partee to the trauma center during his critical moment. A heartfelt thank-you message graces the rear bumper, while the car’s design proudly features branding of the “Slow Down, Move Over” campaign, amplifying the importance of ensuring the safety of first responders working on the side of the road.

Partee passionately emphasized the significance of raising awareness about the “Slow Down, Move Over” safety campaign, particularly with regard to safeguarding those who risk their lives during traffic stops, motorist assistance, and accident scenes. He emphasized the vital importance of adhering to “Move Over” laws, which call for reducing speed and creating space for emergency vehicles with activated lights.

In a testament to the united spirit of this initiative, the “2nd Chances” car prominently showcases logos of sponsor companies who share the unwavering commitment to honoring first responders and ensuring their safety. Notably, this initiative will also extend its support to a local ambulance company in Penn Yan, NY.

The racing action at Watkins Glen International is poised to commence with the NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying session on August 19 at 10:35 am, followed by the main race at 3:30 pm, with live television coverage on the USA Network.

About Jordan Anderson Racing Bommarito Autosport

Jordan Anderson Racing Bommarito Autosport, co-owned by Jordan Anderson and John Bommarito, stands as an enduring symbol of excellence within the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Established in 2017, the team thrives on the collective dedication of employees, fans, and sponsors who hold integrity and relentless pursuit of excellence as core values, both on and off the track. Supported by unwavering collaboration from their partners, the team remains resolute in overcoming challenges and achieving extraordinary success.