Scott Lagasse Jr delivers “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow” message at Daytona International Speedway

by Roger

February 12, 2014– St. Augustine, Fla.

Daytona International Speedway will see it’s hometown driver, Scott Lagasse Jr. in action in a joint effort between RAB Racing and TeamSLR in the DRIVE4COPD 300 on Saturday, February 22nd. Lagasse Jr. will be carrying an important message for the fans in the state of Florida, on his No. 29 Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow Toyota Camry. The DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway will also be the first event for crew chief Matt Lucas at RAB Racing.

The ‘Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow’ initiative began in 2011 with the goal of increasing awareness and decreasing crashes, injuries and fatalities of bicyclists and pedestrians in the state of Florida. As part of the Florida DOT’s focused initiative, the ‘Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow’ campaign is being presented via television, radio, social media, transit advertising, and through local education and enforcement activities. The message that ‘Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident’ is a reminder for all roadway users to pay attention and follow the rules of the road.

Specific tips for reducing pedestrian and bicycle fatalities include:
Pedestrians: Always use the crosswalk and look both ways before crossing
Motorists: Stop before turning right on red and always yield to pedestrians
Bicyclists: Make yourself visible and always signal your intentions so drivers know what to expect
Everyone: Pay attention to the road, every time, every trip
Lagasse Jr., the St. Augustine, Florida native will make his 56th NASCAR Nationwide Series start, and will look to finish ahead of the field after 300 miles at the largest NASCAR Nationwide Series event of the year. More importantly, he’d like to raise awareness about an initiative close to his heart, keeping Floridians safe. And he wants to remind everyone that ‘Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident.’

Lagasse Jr readys for action

2014_ScottPost“Driving the Alert Today Alive Tomorrow Car at Daytona is a great opportunity for TeamSLR to partner with RAB Racing and FDOT,” said driver Scott Lagasse Jr. “I look forward to working with Robby Benton and crew chief Matt Lucas on the No. 29 Toyota Camry. I am excited to partner with FDOT to spread the word and remind everyone of the dangers for pedestrians and bicycles on the road. We can all help reduce deaths if we stay alert and pay attention. Please join me in making a difference.”

The Boy Scouts of America will continue their involvement and support of Scott Lagasse Jr. and TeamSLR for 2014 beginning with the Daytona International Speedway event. The BSA and Lagasse Jr. have been successfully providing unique opportunities for Scouts through motorsports for the past 2 years.

During the off season Scott Jr and Team SLR have been preparing for a busy 2014 season with 21 scheduled dirt events in the Boy Scouts of America “Scout Built Car” throughout Florida and Georgia as well as a minimum of 4 NASCAR Nationwide Series Races. Scott Jr’s Race schedule along with new Team Partners will be announced in the week following the upcoming Daytona 300 Race.

The DRIVE4COPD 300 will be aired Live on ESPN Saturday, February, 25 at 1:15 p.m. Pre-race show starts at 12:00 p.m on ESPN.

About the Florida DOT:
The Florida Department of Transportation’s primary responsibility is to coordinate planning and development of a safe, viable, and balanced state transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities. Florida’s transportation system includes roadway, air, rail, sea, spaceports, bus transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. For more information on the Florida Department of Transportation, please visit www.dot.state.fl.us. For more information on Florida’s Focused Initiative for pedestrian and bicycle safety, please visit www.alerttodayflorida.com.

About The Boy Scouts of America:
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes – and, through over a century of experience, knows – that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.

About Scott Lagasse Jr:
Scott Jr. has been winning races since the age of seven on motorcycles, karts, modifieds, NASCAR Late Models, ASA Series, ARCA, Dirt Late Models and more. Scott is now focused on winning at the top levels of NASCAR. For more information about Scott Lagasse Jr./ TeamSLR and The Boy Scouts of America NASCAR program, please visit www.teamslr.com. Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter@scottlagasse FACEBOOK/scottlagassejr