SANGER — Sponsorships are as much a part of NASCAR as making left turns, but some sponsorships go beyond just trying to get more people to buy their product. They’re about proving that anything is possible.
Last month, we introduced you to Blake Pyron, owner of Blake’s Snow Shack located in downtown Sanger. Blake holds the distinction of being the only Down Syndrome business owner in the State of Texas.
Now, he can check another milestone off the list — having his businesses name and logo featured on a NASCAR Sprint Cup car.
“I never imagined it being this big. It’s just a blessing,” says Blake’s father, Billy.
It’s pretty big step for a small business that’s been around for just about a month. It all happened because Bob Leavine, owner of the Leavine Family Racing team who also happens to be from Tyler, heard about Blake’s story and wanted to do something special. Bob related to Blake’s story as his grandson suffers from autism.
Blake and his father will be in attendance at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania to cheer on the 95 car and its crew who will be wearing Blake’s Snow Shack t-shirts.
But Blake let us know he’ll also be rooting for another team this Sunday, “…the Rangers”.
If you want to cheer on Blake’s team, you can check out the race Sunday starting at noon.