Coca-Cola 600 Pit Note # 11
Helping the Homeless Children - During qualifying for this evening's NASCAR Nationwide Series CARQUEST Auto Parts 300, the No. 09 and 42 cars were parked next to each other on pit road. John Wes Townley, in the No. 09 Zaxby's Ford failed to qualify for the race, but David Gilliland, in the No. 42 nexusnews.org / Smith Iron Works Dodge, was seventh-fastest. When the No. 09 didn't make it, Tony Townley, owner of his son's team and a co-owner of the Zaxby's food chain, offered to put a Zaxby's logo on the No. 42 car.
Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is associated with the No. 42 team. He told Townley the No. 42 wouldn't accept any money from Zaxby's for putting Zaxby's name on the car. Instead, Holyfield said Nexus Ministries would make a sizeable donation, in the neighborhood of $35,000, to the homeless children in Charlotte, North Carolina. Holyfield has spent the last two years in Charlotte trying to raise money for homeless children.