Special Daytona 500 Car Logo Designed by Newtown Architect


Photo Credit: John Raoux – Associated Press

Architects are known for designing incredible spaces and amazing facilities, not typically graphic design and logos. But, one architect in Newtown, Connecticut, designed a logo that will be featured on one of the most prominent advertising spaces in the country – the hood of a NASCAR vehicle at the Daytona 500.

The day after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, Mike Kozlowski, an architect at Claris Construction in Newtown, designed a logo that his community could identify with. Since the tragedy occurred, the logo has been showing up in shop storefronts, house windows, and other places throughout Newtown.  This Sunday, the logo will be riding the hood of the #26 car at the NASCAR Daytona 500. The #26, sporting a special green and white paint scheme in honor of Sandy Hook’s colors, will be racing in memory of the 26 victims of the tragedy.  This car, which will be driven by Michael Waltrip, is designed to not only hit speeds of 200 mph, but also raise money for the Sandy Hook School Support Fund.

If you want to make a $10 donation, you can text “Newtown” to 80888 or go to newtown.uwwesternct.orgAccording to ESPN, the NASCAR chairman and his wife have already donated $50,000, which will be matched by The NASCAR Foundation.

As a long-standing partner of Claris Construction, we are inspired by Mike and the entire Claris team for their commitment to their community.  Please join us in contributing to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund.

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