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United with Israel has teamed up with a NASCAR race team whose mission is to spread a message of American support for Israel. Although the “race track” is not a typical venue for pro-Israel advocacy, it will likely become a very effective way to spread positive messages about Israel.

America Israel Racing (AIR) was formed to raise awareness of the importance of America supporting Israel through a unique and very public forum – the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

United with Israel is proud to be a sponsor of this incredible effort to promote grassroots support for Israel through America’s most popular spectator sport. “NASCAR provides an entirely new forum to reach and teach millions of people about the importance of standing with Israel,” says Michael Gerbitz of United with Israel.

The America Israel Racing No. 49 Toyota is driven by JJ Yeley, who finished 26 in last Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 in Phoenix. Yeley currently sits 38th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Standings.

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

AIR partnered with NASCAR veteran Jay Robinson of Robinson-Blakeney Racing for the first three races of 2012 and hopes to continue the relationship throughout the entire NASCAR Sprint Cup season with the support of like-minded individuals AIR will spread its message of American Israeli support by placing a car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup field for the entire 2012 season. Anyone wishing to support America Israel Racing and its cause can make a donation online at AmericaIsraelRacing.com.

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

About America Israel Racing

America Israel Racing was formed to raise awareness of the importance of America supporting Israel, the only true democracy in the Middle East, as it stands against its enemies. The North Carolina-based race team, founded in 2011, is in the process of fundraising to field a car in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting with the Daytona 500. Through strategic partnerships and joint ventures with other organizations, America Israel Racing hopes to spread the message throughout the world that the United States supports Israel.
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