Speed Reading: NASCAR Driver Highlights School’s Reading Event

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LANTANA–It’s a lot easier to get kids interested in fast cars than good books.

But what if a little racing could help get kids interested in reading?

That’s the idea behind Texas Motor Speedway’s Speeding to Read program.

On Thursday, kids at Rayzor Elementary got to take a victory lap in turn one of the program with a visit from NASCAR racer Chris Buescher.

The Prosper native gave out trophies to the top readers. He’s also helping kids see how much their studies will help them later in life–even in racing!

“There’s so much, so much reading, so much math that goes into it,” Buescher said. “If someone wants to get into racing, it’s a great way to start and get ’em interested early.”

Speed–uh–read on, kids.