Comcast announced the finalists for the 2017 Comcast Community Champion of the Year Award, which was created to recognize the charitable efforts of individuals associated with the NASCAR industry. Comcast's Xfinity brand has been the Official Entertainment Provider of NASCAR and entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR XFINITY Series since 2015.
The 2017 finalists are:
Jimmie Johnson, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver and founder of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation
Brad Keselowski, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver and founder of the Checkered Flag Foundation
Chip Ganassi Racing Pit Crew Department, a team that has invested in a number of philanthropic efforts in the local community led by pit crew coaches Shaun Peet and Mike Metcalf
This year's winner will be selected by a panel comprised of Comcast and NASCAR executives, as well as former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Petty, NASCAR.com senior writer Holly Cain and 2016 Comcast Community Champion Wade Jackson. Comcast will award $60,000 on behalf of the overall winner to his designated charity, and $30,000 on behalf of the two remaining finalists' selected charities. The 2017 winner will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Loews Hotel in Miami as part of NASCAR Championship Weekend.
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