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Frankie Muniz Races Towards Community Building

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On Thursday, March 7, community members anxiously awaited the arrival of Phoenix’s favorite celebrity at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, which was nearing maximum capacity. Phoenix Raceway asked actor-turned-race car driver Frankie Muniz, to read to local children, and he eagerly accepted.

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“This was fun! Any time I can, as a Phoenix resident, come out to the local community and read to kids and put a smile on their face, I was thrilled to be invited.”

The 38-year-old will be driving a Ford Mustang Dark House. He was excited to share some details about his sponsors.

“I got a lot of local sponsors on my car, it’s actually a full Arizona car. The Hot Chick, which is a restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale, is my main sponsor. I’ve got the accident law group, on the car. My personal bank, Republic Bank of Arizona, is on my car. And K&J Windows. I’m excited for them, and the fact that they’re going to be seen on a more national scale during the Xfinity race.”

When asked about his personal motivations for volunteering with children, Frankie acknowledges his three-year-old son’s contribution to his perspective. “I’ve always done things with kids, I’ve always been happy to do that. But [now] I have a greater appreciation for the impact it has on little kids.” He goes on to say, “I hope they will continue to ask me to do things like this in the future.”

Race Details

Frankie will be competing in his second Xfinity race this weekend, March 9, at the Phoenix Raceway.”I’m hoping it’s successful… We unfortunately had an incident at Daytona and didn’t get to finish. So [my] goal is obviously to make the race and finish the race.”

He encourages the community to come to the race and have a great time. Tickets are available for purchased through the official Phoenix Raceway website.

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