Jerick Johnson will be driving the Freedom Car in Indianapolis this weekend. Photo by James V. Carroll

Freedom Car coming to Indy

Touting nine top-five finishes and six victories this year, driver Jerick Johnson brings The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car to Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis Saturday and Sunday for the Champion Racing Association Fall Brawl.

Pits open at 9 a.m. Saturday, and practice begins at 12:20 p.m. Qualification runs begin at 2:10 p.m. On Sunday, the pits open at 10 a.m., and racing begins at 1.p.m.

The American Legion name and emblem has adorned the 76 Freedom Car at tracks across the country since 2005.

"What a great opportunity for us and The American Legion," Johnson said. "We get to race and at the same time raise awareness to our fellow Americans about what The American Legion stands for, the important veteran programs they support, and to help recruit the next generation of the American Legion family members."

The 76 Freedom Car brings with it a new associate sponsor, Great American Prairie Jerky. The company provides a turnkey fundraising program with easy, simplified ordering. For more information call (651) 747-5045.

Great American Jerky joins associate sponsors Plasma Energy Drinks and US Coin Boards. Plasma Energy is a Minnesota based company offering their products to all members and posts nationwide. For more information or to order, go online or call (612) 998-3560. US Coin Boards manufactures fundraising games for non-profit organizations. For more information, either email or call (717) 795-1936.

The David Law Firm, a prime sponsor of the 76 Freedom car since 2009, has helped thousands of veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer obtain compensation. For more information go online or call (800) 998-9729.

"It is important to note that The American Legion does not provide direct financial support to the 76 Freedom Car," Johnson said. "Team Johnson Motorsports has exclusive marketing rights to raise funds through member donations and associate sponsorships. Our association with The American Legion helps provide us the opportunity to race and to also promote The American Legion family and its programs. It is a win-win partnership."