As many of you may know, I’m a motorsports fan. I’m pretty happy today, because the driver from my home state of New Jersey who I have been following since he entered NASCAR’s top-tier Cup series a few years ago, Martin Truex Jr., won his first championship in an exciting race at Homestead Miami Speedway on Nov. 19.
CSX Beyond Our Rails
Jacksonville-based CSX this week is partnering with Operation Lifesaver and the rail industry on Rail Safety Week Sept. 25-30, to raise public awareness about how to be safe around railroad tracks.
Now that Michael Ward has retired as CEO of CSX, he will remain in Jacksonville and continue the work that he loves as much as running a railroad—giving back to the community.
CSX on April 22, 2016 announced that it has been recognized as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s Best Corporate Citizens for 2016 “reflecting [the railroad’s] ongoing commitment to being a good neighbor in the communities it served.” CSX, which has now made four appearances on the list, ranked 47 out of 100, and was the only railroad included in the ranking.
For a fourth consecutive season, CSX and Front Row Motorsports will join forces to promote public safety around railroad tracks with the No. 34 “Play It Safe” Ford Fusion in NASCAR’s 2016 Sprint Cup Series. This season, 2015 Xfinity Series Champion and 2016 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year candidate Chris Buescher will drive the 34, which will be powered by Ford engines sourced from Roush-Yates Engines.
“As one of the nation’s premier transportation companies, with an important role in transporting agricultural and food-service products, CSX recognizes that there are communities across its network that lack the fresh foods that are essential for human health,” according to Regional Vice President for State Government and Community Affairs Randy Cheetham.
The Sunday, July 26, 2015 Brickyard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will have not one, but two CSX-primary-sponsored Front Row Motorsports Ford Fusions running: The familiar blue and gold “Play It Safe Around Railroad Tracks” No. 34, driven by 22-year-old Brett Moffitt, and the new “FFA (Future Farmers of America) + CSX Living to Serve” No. 38, with David Gilliland at the wheel.