J.R. Todd and Kalitta Motorsports Partner with
Covered California for the NHRA Finals
YPSILANTI, Mich. (November 7, 2019) --- Kalitta Motorsports and J.R. Todd, driver of the DHL Toyota Funny Car, are partnering with Covered California, during the NHRA season finale at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, November 15-17 to help spread the word to California racing fans that open enrollment is underway for 2020. Covered California is the state’s health insurance marketplace, and the only place where Californians can get financial help to purchase high-quality coverage from top insurance companies. The Covered California logo will appear on the rear wing of Todd’s 11,000-horsepower Toyota Camry Funny Car throughout the NHRA Finals.
“Kalitta Motorsports is proud to partner with Covered California to spread the word about the importance of enrolling in high-quality, affordable health insurance,” said Todd, the 2018 NHRA Funny Car world champion. “As a race car driver, I know firsthand how important it is to have health insurance. Whether you have a 9-5 job, or you race cars at hundreds of miles per hour, you must have someone in your corner like Covered California.”
Covered California partnered with Team Kalitta and NHRA Funny Car champion Todd to raise awareness about Open Enrollment and the new state subsidies that are available for the first time. This year, nearly a million Californians will qualify for financial assistance including many middle-income individuals and families like small-business owners and the self-employed. Californians can find more information and enroll in Covered California at www.CoveredCA.com.
“Covered California is in your corner, providing affordable, quality health coverage,” said Peter V. Lee, executive director of Covered California. “We want consumers to check out CoveredCA.com to see what they’re eligible for, even if they’ve checked in previous years, because there is new money available this year. We have new state subsidies for individuals who earn up to $75,000 and families of four who earn up to $154,000. Consumers can compare health insurance plans and choose the plan that works best for their health needs and budget.”
Throughout the NHRA Finals race weekend, fans will be able to learn from Todd and Lee about the importance of having health insurance as part of living a healthy lifestyle. A special media event will take place at the racetrack on Thursday, November 14 where Lee will warm up Todd’s Toyota Camry Funny Car. Social and digital content will be created and shared through multiple channels throughout the race weekend. All media welcome.
About Kalitta Motorsports:
Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Kalitta Motorsports is a Top Fuel and Funny Car drag racing team in the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The team was founded and is owned by drag racing icon Connie “the Bounty Hunter” Kalitta. Celebrating the 60th year of Kalitta Motorsports in 2019, Connie has been involved in the sport as a driver, tuner, and an owner. Kalitta Motorsports is one of the most successful teams in the history of auto racing with seven world championships and over 100 national event titles in five different professional drag racing sanctioning bodies since it was established by Connie in 1959.
About Covered California
Covered California is the state’s health insurance marketplace, where Californians can find affordable, high-quality insurance from top insurance companies. Covered California is the only place where individuals who qualify can get financial assistance on a sliding scale to reduce premium costs. Consumers can then compare health insurance plans and choose the plan that works best for their health needs and budget. Depending on their income, some consumers may qualify for the low-cost or no-cost Medi-Cal program.
Covered California is an independent part of the state government whose job is to make the health insurance marketplace work for California’s consumers. It is overseen by a five-member board appointed by the governor and the Legislature. For more information about Covered California, please visit www.CoveredCA.com.