DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 17: The NASCAR Foundation - Victory Lane Photos with Donors with Daytona 500 Champion during the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

NASCAR Superfan: Using Passion for the Sport to Help Kids in Need

For 35 years, Gordon Trottier has been hooked on the sport of NASCAR. It all started after stumbling upon his first race on television. Since the very beginning, he became a fan of NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace. After Rusty Wallace’s retirement, Gordon became an even bigger fan of the driving brother duo, Kurt and Kyle Busch.

As time moved on, his love for the sport grew even more and he is now a NASCAR "superfan" who spends his free time enjoying the thrill of racing in person. The smell of burning rubber and the sound of engines roaring bring a rush to Gordon every time he attends a race. Needless to say, this has become a favorite past time for him.

To expand his fandom and passion for the sport, Gordon discovered The NASCAR Foundation’s online auctions program. For years now, Gordon has been a longtime supporter of The NASCAR Foundation, bidding and winning unique auction items and experiences.

Gordon shared, "It’s hard to pick my favorite item when all of them are my favorite and hold a special place in my heart." See photos below of Gordon’s NASCAR collectible items.

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Beyond winning NASCAR memorabilia, Gordon has also won exclusive experiences, including meeting NASCAR Cup Series Driver Denny Hamlin. He shared, "My favorite experience was and will always be having my photo taken with the DAYTONA 500 winner." This experience at Daytona International Speedway will forever be his all-time favorite NASCAR memory.

Beyond Gordon’s passion for NASCAR, he is passionate about helping those in our racing community. He shared, "I think The NASCAR Foundation is great for helping all children in need and I appreciate all the good they do for the kids." Our direct investment in the healthy development of children continues to be a driving factor of Gordon’s involvement with the Foundation.

It is through the support of Gordon, and people like him, that The NASCAR Foundation can continue its mission to positively impact children in need. In gratitude, we recognize him for his contributions and dedication to the NASCAR community.