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16-Year-Old NASCAR Driver Supporting Canine Companions at NY International Auto Show


April 16, 2014 - NEW YORK, NY

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 16, 2014) - At 14, Brodie Kostecki achieved more wins than any other driver his age in United States Auto Club racing history. Now 16 years old, Brodie has moved up to the NASCAR K & N racing series, sponsored by Arcoplate Racing, and burning up the tracks in #43. 2014 looks to be Brodie's breakout year after his first top 10 finish last month at the Greenville Pickens Speedway in South Carolina.

Brodie is a strong supporter of Canine Companions for Independence, the nation's largest nonprofit provider of highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities. What do race cars and assistance dogs have in common? Performance! NASCAR drivers like Brodie want the best for their vehicles and people with disabilities need high performing assistance dogs. Brodie's love for dogs and wanting to help people with disabilities is a perfect match to partner with Canine Companions for Independence.

Brodie is tireless in his support for the organization, visiting rehabilitation hospitals where Canine Companions for Independence facility dogs work as a motivational tool for people with severe injuries and birth defects. "It's simply amazing what these Canine Companions for Independence dogs do for people with disabilities," said Brodie, "Helping Canine Companions be more recognizable with the public throughout my racing career is very exciting."

Racing fans attending the NY International Auto Show at the Javits Center in Manhattan will get the chance to meet Brodie, receive an autograph, and see his #43 K & N Racing Series Toyota.
Saturday, April 19th and Sunday April 20th -- 10:30AM -- 8PM Ground Floor, Booth: #1614

About Canine Companions for Independence

Canine Companions for Independence is the largest non-profit provider of trained assistance dogs with five regional training centers across the country. Established in 1975, Canine Companions provides highly trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. There is no charge for the dog, its training and on-going follow-up services. For more information, visit cci.org or call 1-800-572-BARK.

The following files are available for download:

Jeanine Konopelski
Canine Companions for Independence
jkonopelski@cci.org
707-577-1759

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