VIDEO: Brevard County’s Julie Spurlock Receives Enthusiastic Support From NASCAR ‘Family’
By Steve Wilson // February 26, 2017
SPACE COAST DAILY TV SPECIAL PRESENTATION
ABOVE VIDEO: The 2017 NASCAR season has arrived. Drivers have been incredibly busy preparing for the Daytona 500. Every minute is important. That is why it is so special to have received 28 videos of support for Brevard’s Julie Spurlock from NASCAR. The members of the NASCAR “family” have really jumped on board in their support.
DAYTONA, FLORIDA – For years, NASCAR has claimed to be the “family” sport. Quite a few drivers travel with their families from race to race.
It is common to see them together side by side, moments before they climb in their car to take the green flag. Yes, families are very important to NASCAR drivers.
And, just what does that have to do with a 17-year-old cancer patient? It has everything! You see, Julie Spurlock, of Merritt Island, Fla., is battling cancer for the second time in her young life.
She has received support in her battle, literally, from all over the world. There have been over 170 video clips of support for Julie to keep fighting. At times, it takes a “family” of support for anyone to keep pushing forward.
Now, the 2017 NASCAR season has arrived. Drivers have been incredibly busy preparing for the Daytona 500. Every minute is important. That is why it is so special to have received 28 videos of support for Julie from NASCAR. The members of the NASCAR “family” have really jumped on board in their support.
Clips have come from NASCAR’s most popular driver (voted 14 consecutive years by the fans), Dale Earnhardt, Jr.; seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson; four-time champion Jeff Gordon; the only female currently driving the circuit, Danica Patrick; and many others. There are also eight Daytona 500 winners in the group sending well wishes to Julie – Earnhardt, Jr.; Gordon; Johnson; Michael Waltrip; Joey Lagano; Jamie McMurray; Trevor Bayne; and Matt Kenseth.
Canadian driver, D.J. Kennington, a long-shot to make the Daytona 500, said that if he won a spot in the race, he would dedicate it to Julie. Well, D.J. got in by .04 of a second! How exciting is that!
Casey Mears said he had some close friends and family that have gone through situations similar to Julie’s. He encouraged her to “keep your head up and that we will be praying for you.” Four-time Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon told Julie to “stay tough and keep up that great fight!”
The entire NASCAR “family” has offered words of encouragement to Julie. The outpouring has been amazing. Julie Spurlock WILL beat cancer. And, one of the reasons why….the “family” of support she has received.
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