- Megan visits Daytona.
- Megan receives Certificate of Achievement Award.
- Megan participates in the Project Linus
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- Megan accompanied by her father, Bill Reitenour was invited to Speed week to attended the ARCA ReMax Series, Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide Series, and the Sprint Cup Series in Daytona, Florida.
After arriving at the speedway, they started the events off by picking up their credentials and pit passes. They watched practice for the ARCA ReMax Series and visited the ARCA hauler to catch up with their long time friend, Mark Gundrum. The following day, they arrived at the Speedway to watch the ARCA 200 and Bud Shoot Out. Megan and her father had the pleasure of talking with Megan's all time favorite ARCA Driver, Frank Kimmel and his team. Following the races and while camping in the infield of the Speedway, Megan and her father was introduced and had the opportunity to spend some time with Megan's favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver, Tony Stewart.
On Feb 8, Megan and her father watched the Sprint Cup qualifying. Following qualifying, they went to Volusia Speedway where they camped the rest of the week and attended the Volusia Speedway Dirt Car Nationals.
On Feb 11, Megan her father and marketing reps, from MPM Marketing attended the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Luncheon in the Bill France room at Dayton International Speedway. The welcoming and introduction of the event was given by, Marcus Jadotte, whom spoke about diversity in NASCAR. After several awards were given, Mr. Jadotte welcomed to the stage, Mr. Max Siegel. He told how he first got involved with racing, where racing has led him in his journey and his new position and hopes for the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program.
On Feb 13, Megan and her father headed back to the Speedway and attended the Camping World Truck Race where they were guests of 25 truck of Terry Cook and Corrie Stott Racing. Mr. Stott provided Megan and her father head sets in the pits to listen in on his team through out the race. Terry and Corrie Stott Racing brought home a third place finish.
Feb 14, Megan and her father returned to Daytona International Speedway to watch the Camping World 300 Nationwide Race, where they cheered on Tony Stewart and the victory lane celebrations of his win.
Feb 15, was the Daytona 500. Megan said, "This was a once in a life time experience for my father and I. I just had one of the best times of my life. It was really a dream come true to get to meet and talk with one of my hero's and favorite NASCAR driver, Tony Stewart. We had an awesome time attending all the races and getting the opportunity to catch up with many of my friends, that I haven't seen in awhile and getting the opportunity to meet so many new friends. I really would like to thank so many people for making this experience possible for me. Jill Picaut, Mark Gundrum, Corrie Stott Racing, MPM Marketing and Jill George. It was truly an experience I will never forget. It makes me even more determined to make racing my career and my desire of making it to the upper levels of NASCAR even stronger."
- Miamisburg High School Senior, Megan Reitenour and her family were invited to the Miamisburg City Council meeting for an honorary award of which the city wanted to present to Megan for her accomplishments in racing and for her recent selection to the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program.
Gary Giles, Miamisburg Public Affairs Officer, started the city council meeting by introducing Megan and reading her bio and list of accomplishments. Mayor Dick Church was then invited to the podium to speak on behalf of the committee and the city of Miamisburg. Mayor Church congratulated Megan on her selection into the Drive for Diversity Program and expressed to her how proud the committee and city is of her accomplishments. He also stated how nice it is to see such a young person such as herself follow her dreams.
Mayor Church wished Megan success and safety and asked her to always remember the city that she came from. He then presented Megan with her award and invited her to the podium for any words she might like to say. Megan said, "I would like to thank Mayor Church, Miamisburg City Council, and the City of Miamisburg for this award. I would also like to thank my friends and family that are here today. As you can imagine, racing takes a huge support system and I feel blessed that I have that in my life. I will be moving to North Carolina to pursue my career in racing, but I will always have a special place in my heart for the City of Miamisburg and I hope to make the city proud."
- Project Linus is a non profit organization that provides blankets to children that are seriously ill, traumatized, or other wise in need of blankets in hospitals across the nation. Megan, her mother Tabatha Reitenour and several individuals from Wright Patterson Air Force Base/B-2 Contracting Division, participated in Project Linus. With donated funds and materials from the Contracting Division, eighteen blankets were made in support of the project. Megan said, "I had a great time doing this project and really love to be involved with such wonderful projects. It was so interesting seeing all the different blankets that were made and really good to know they are going to children who really need them."
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