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Evernham Family-Racing for a Reason

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Last Updated: 2016-02-04

At A Glance

Evernham Family-Racing for a Reason

(formerly Racing for a Reason)

130 Infield Ct.

Mooresville, NC United States 28117-8026

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Sports

EIN

562053289

BRIDGE Number

1558385085

Background

Established in 1997 in NC - Founded by Raymond "Ray" J. Evernham, a professional race car driver. The idea for the foundation came after his own son, Ray J, was diagnosed with leukemia. During Ray's tenure with Jeffery Michael "Jeff" Gordon, he earned three championships, including two Daytona 500 victories and the inaugural Brickyard 400. Ray also won the NASCAR Winston Cup Illustrated “Person of the Year” in 1999. In 2006, the media voted Evernham the "Greatest Crew Chief of All Time."