Pro-Israel Race Team Competes in Subway Fit 500

Ad Feedback

A pro-Israel NASCAR team competed alongside some of pro-racing's best in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday.

America Israel Racing's car, sporting the number 49, came in 26th place.

The team's car started in the 35th position after posting a qualifying speed of 131.685 mph on Saturday.

The race team was founded in 2011 to raise awareness of the importance of American support for the nation of Israel.

"This is a critical time in our nation's history as it pertains to our relationship with Israel," Rich Shirey, co-founder of AIR, said in a statement.

"As the only true democracy in the Middle East, we feel it is critical that the United States reaffirms its commitment to stand beside Israel," he added.

AIR partnered with NASCAR veteran Jay Robinson, of Robinson-Blakeney Racing, for both Daytona and Phoenix. The team hopes to continue the relationship throughout the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season by garnering support from like-minded individuals.

"If enough people make a stand, the world will take notice," Shirey said.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.