DGM Racing has forged a multi-race partnership with CreatiVets, a veteran-founded, non-profit organization that helps veterans cope with and heal from service-related trauma through arts and music.
The partnership will debut as part of NASCAR’s Memorial Day Weekend festivities, with the No. 91 Chevrolet Camaro carrying a patriotic paint scheme in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Proud to welcome @CreatiVets1 to the team for Memorial Day Weekend with @KyleWeatherman behind the wheel of the No. 91!
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— DGM Racing (@dgm_racing_) May 24, 2023
As part of the sponsorship agreement, Kyle Weatherman will reunite with DGM Racing to compete in Saturday’s Alsco Uniorms 300, carrying the red, white, and blue colors of the non-profit organization.
Additionally, the non-profit will serve as an associate sponsor of the No. 91 Chevrolet Camaro, when Ross Chastain returns to the driver’s seat at Sonoma Raceway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Road Course.
Founded by US Marine Veteran, Richard Casper, CreatiVets was cultivated out of a deeply personal experience. When Casper’s best friend, Luke Yepsen, tragically lost his life, he found solace in expressing his emotions and sharing his story with the world.
CreatiVets aims to honor Luke’s memory by placing his name within the paint scheme of the No. 91 Chevrolet Camaro, symbolizing the lasting impact one can have even after death.
“Ross has quickly become a favorite among veterans, military personnel, and race fans around the country, while Kyle’s shared passion for the men and women that serve and protect the US aligns perfectly with our organizational goals,” said Casper. “Together, I am confident they will amplify our mission to reach veterans who may not be seeking help and inspire them to participate in our life-altering and life-saving programs. Through this partnership, we are confident we can change the lives of thousands of veterans.”
Weatherman’s dedication to his craft and drive to succeed, combined with his genuine connection to the veteran community, makes him the perfect ambassador for the programs and services that CreatiVets is trying to get out into the world.
“As someone with service members in my family, our US veterans hold a special place in my heart, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for those that serve our country,” said Kyle Weatherman, driver of the No. 91 Chevrolet. “Though it is nothing compared to the sacrifices of our service members, working with CreatiVets is an organization that I am very excited and proud to represent, especially on Memorial Day weekend.”
To highlight the cause, the non-profit organization has partnered with Grunt Style to create a limited edition shirt for the occasion. All proceeds from the sale of these shirts go directly toward CreatiVets’ life-saving art and music programs.
“Each year, the entire NASCAR community comes together to honor the brave men and women who have fought for our country through the NASCAR Salutes campaign. This is the perfect weekend to debut this partnership and introduce the NASCAR community to an incredible organization,” said Chastain. “I am humbled with this opportunity to recognize an inspiring group that is going above and beyond for our nation’s veterans, and be a small part of a campaign that honors and gives back to the men and women who risk their lives for our great country.”
“It is truly a privilege to honor the selfless members of our military and share this event with their loved ones,” said Mario Gosselin, owner of DGM Racing. “I am looking forward to welcoming the CreatiVets to our team for a very special weekend of racing together.”