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NASCAR’s Kyle Busch became the first driver in NASCAR Xfinity Series history to reach 100 wins with his victory in last Saturday’s race at Nashville Superspeedway, adding to his legacy as the most decorated driver in the Xfinity Series.
To celebrate Busch’s 100 wins, Comcast donated 100 laptops and a year of free Internet Essentials to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, which is also a Comcast Lift Zone.
“Increasing access to the Internet and reaching more youth to help them succeed in today’s digital world is a focus for our future growth,” said Eric Higgs, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. “This gift will go a long way with our efforts to help the youth in our communities, and in our ability to prepare them for their great futures. We are grateful for this generous investment from Comcast.”
Busch won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race in 2004 at Richmond Raceway, and has since garnered the title of 2009 Xfinity Series Champion, as well as the 2015 and 2019 NASCAR Cup Series championships. Busch’s 100 wins makes him 51 wins ahead of the next closest driver, Mark Martin.
“We’re excited and proud to celebrate Kyle’s historic 100th win by making a positive impact in the Nashville community,” said Matt Lederer, Vice President of Brand Partnerships & Amplification at Comcast. “Kyle is the most successful driver in the history of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and 100 wins is a true accomplishment.”
Since September 2020, Comcast has been rolling out Lift Zones as part of its ongoing effort to provide free WiFi to more than 1,000 community centers across America by the end of this year. These safe spaces will help ensure thousands of low-income students can remain online to continue to participate in distance learning and do their homework, even if their schools are closed. The Lift Zones initiative complements Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, which, since 2011, has connected a cumulative total of more than 10 million people in need to the Internet at home. By also providing community centers with free WiFi service, more students, seniors, veterans, and others have access to the Internet for education, participating in digital skills training, applying for jobs, and staying in touch with friends and family who have been forced to socially distance due to the pandemic. For more information, visit www.internetessentials.com.
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