BETHESDA, Md. – September 5, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today confirmed NHRA
drag racer Blake Alexander and NASCAR drivers Ken Schrader and Justin Allgaier
as additional special guests for its 2019 Auto Care Legislative Summit, taking
place Sept. 18-19 in Washington, D.C. Alexander, Allgaier and Schrader will attend
a Thursday evening reception on Capitol Hill where they will meet-and-greet summit
attendees and lawmakers.
During the two-day summit, hundreds of Auto Care members from
across the country will meet with their congressional representatives to discuss
the independent aftermarket and its most critical policy priorities, including
the right to access vehicle data.
Alexander, driver of the Nitro Funny Car, is a two-time Top Fuel Champion.
In August, Auto Care’s Your. Car. Your Data. Your Choice. campaign partnered
with him as co-primary sponsor of his dragster for the NHRA Northwest Nationals
in Seattle, Wash.
“I’m excited to participate in this year’s legislative summit and
continue my part to raise awareness about the car data issue,” said Alexander.
“It’s going to take more than face-to-face meetings with Congress to protect
car owners, but it’s a great start—and a great show of unity within the
Justin Allgaier currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity
Series, driving the No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports. He was the 2008
ARCA Re/Max Series Champion and the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the
Year. His most recent wins include placing first in the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity
Series and the Chicagoland Speedway.
Before retiring in 2013, Ken Schrader raced in the NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series for 32 years. In that time, Schrader raced in over 1,000 races,
winning numerous awards and achievements. Currently, he races on local dirt and
asphalt tracks nationwide, and drives part-time in the ARCA Racing Series and
the Camping World Truck Series.
To attend the summit and reception, Auto Care members can register
for $295 at autocare.org/summit.