Gold Medalist Bonnie Blair Announced as Clean Harbors 175 NASCAR Race Grand Marshal


The Return of NASCAR To 密尔沃基一英里 Is 本周日,八月. 27

西同盟国,威斯康星州. (8月. 21, 2023) - Pure speed and skill contributed to Olympic hero Bonnie Blair’s amazing successes representing the 美国 in speed skating.

本周日,八月. 27, the 5-time Olympic Gold Medalist and 威斯康辛州 resident will serve as the Grand Marshal and give the command to start the engines, akin to firing the starter’s pistol in speed skating, to begin the Clean Harbors 175 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race on 密尔沃基一英里.

“I’m thrilled and honored to participate in the excitement of having NASCAR back here in Milwaukee for 威斯康辛州 NASCAR fans,布莱尔惊呼道. “When things go fast on an oval and turn left here at State Fair Park, it seems fitting for me to be involved!”

Blair, a member of the 威斯康辛州 Hall of Fame and U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, is the most decorated female U.S. Winter Olympian of all-time. She is married to 3-time Olympic speed skater Dave Cruikshank and lives in the Milwaukee area. Between her philanthropic activities and motivational speaking engagements, you’ll often see Bonnie and Dave training athletes inside the Pettit National Ice Center adjacent to 密尔沃基一英里 and the 威斯康辛州 State Fair Park.

“The Pettit National Ice Center is still a big part of my life. My husband and I are working on increasing the number of athletes in our sport with our “DASH” 5013c program that involves young kids all the way up to Olympic hopefuls,” the three-time Olympian said.

Blair sped around the 400-meter oval inside the Pettit, still an official Olympic training facility, in preparation for her final Olympics in 1994, where she skated to Gold in both the 500 meter and 1,000米的事件. 现在, sports fans can join her this Sunday to enjoy the pure speed of NASCAR racing on the historic one-mile oval next door.

“邦妮·布莱尔是偶像,曼西说, Clean Harbors’ president of environmental sales and service. “We wanted an iconic sports figure to kick off this iconic race at the Milwaukee Mile. Bonnie’s been making America proud and representing the best of the Midwest for decades. With our local Milwaukee ties and 安全-Kleen’s long history in the region, including being founded in the city, there are some obvious parallels that made Bonnie the ideal choice as grand marshal to our race.”

Clean Harbors is a top 20 private transportation fleet in the 美国. Mansy, who was named a 2023 “Top Woman to Watch” by the Women In Trucking Association’s “Redefining the Road” magazine, will wave the green flag at the start of the race. 

在她辉煌的皇冠体育比分直播中, Bonnie Blair earned gold medals in three straight Olympics, and a total of five gold medals and one bronze medal in 500-meter and 1,000-meter competition in the 1988, 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics. She’s also the 1986 short track skating world champion. 

“Bonnie Blair is a true sports hero,” said Mansy. 

This Sunday’s Clean Harbors 175 will be a test of pure speed and skill for the drivers racing in the NASCAR Playoffs, led by the leading NASCAR Playoffs driver from Seymour, 威斯康星州.泰·马杰斯基.

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Track Enterprises / Milwaukee Mile
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Clean Harbors Director of Communications 
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密尔沃基一英里, located at 威斯康辛州 State Fair Park, is the oldest continuously operating speedway in the world, hosting at least one auto race every year since 1903 (except during U.S. involvement in World War II). 密尔沃基一英里 is a paved one-mile oval race track with grandstand and bleacher seating for approximately 35,000名观众.  The NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series contested races on the one mile oval annually from 1995 through 2009.

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