MITCHELL – Their hometown connection grew to take on the national stage when the travel industry powerhouse and Authorized Disney Vacation Planner announced the sponsorship of Briscoe’s No. 14 Team for five NASCAR Cup Series races.
Briscoe drove the Magical Vacation Planner Ford Mustang at the All-Star Race in Texas in May, and in this past weekend’s race at Kansas. MVP will again be Briscoe’s main sponsor during upcoming playoff races at Bristol, Talladega, and Homestead.
Now, the two are taking the stage off the racetrack as they bring the Magical Vacation Planner Ford Mustang to town for Mitchell’s Persimmon Festival’s 75th Anniversary. The car will be showcased at Hatfield Elementary School on September 23 and in the festival’s parade the following day.
The public will also be able to view the car on September 23 from 2:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Mitchell’s Post Office parking lot.
“I remember as a kid watching all the planning and hard work it took for many people to plan the festival, and I remember the joy it brought to them,” said Eubanks. “It taught me so much about what the sense of community means, and how working hard as a team to accomplish something is the best way to do things.”
“The Persimmon Festival was always a big deal,” said Briscoe. “Every year we’d go and hang out with friends and everyone in town. The festivals were one thing I always loved about growing up in Indiana.”