More than 30 North Texas residents showed their great pride and concern for those in need Wednesday at Texas Motor Speedway by making critically vital blood donations to the American Red Cross to ensure a stable supply throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The drive collected 32 pints of blood, which can help up to 96 patients in need. The event was a collaboration between the American Red Cross - North Texas Region, The NASCAR Foundation, Texas Motor Speedway and Speedway Children's Charities - Texas Branch.

"Even during this public health emergency, the American Red Cross continues our lifesaving mission nationwide, said Brian Moeschler, Regional Donor Services Executive, American Red Cross. "We appreciate the generosity and support of the NASCAR organization and their fans to host a blood drive to help us meet critical needs in the communities we serve."

The NASCAR Foundation provided support to the American Red Cross - North Texas Region to help continue its lifesaving mission in North Texas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It is always an honor to partner with our friends at American Red Cross in times when our community needs it most," said Marissa Chaney, Executive Director, Speedway Children's Charities - Texas Chapter. "It was heartwarming to see how many people were willing to donate and we hope to host more drives in the near future."