Nascar and Watkins Glen Partners with Latino Community

(Buffalo, NY) The Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade of WNY and Panorama Hispano News is proud to announce its partnership with Watkins Glen International. Watkins Glen International was established on the streets of Watkins Glen, NY in 1948 and is North America’s premier racing facility. The Glen has a long and storied past from its Formula 1 roots to its position as New York’s only home to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Jose Cervantes, Yolanda Martinez Rodriguez, Daniel Suarez and Byron Brown

The Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade of WNY is honored and pleased to announce the partnership with Watkins Glen International. Daniel Suarez, one of the top NASCAR drivers from Mexico was in Buffalo today to help us celebrate. Daniel Suarez has some roots right her in WNY and Buffalo was the first place Daniel lived when he first came to the United States . Mayor Byron Brown has declared July 12th the DANIEL SUAREZ Day. Thank you Mayor Brown and all the community leaders that attended today's press conference. A special thank you to Crystal J Rodriguez and Wilmer Olivencia of the Augustin Pucho Olivencia Center for helping coordinate today's event.

At Podium Nascar Race Car Driver Danial Suarez 

Earlier this year Jose Cervantes, Group Sales Manager at Watkins Glen International reached out to Fernando Garcia Martinez from Panorama Hispano News about WGI becoming involved in the Hispanic Community. Fernando Garcia Martinez reached out to Yolanda Martinez-Rodriguez, President of the PRHDP about the three, possibly meeting to discuss WGI becoming an active organization in our community.   After a productive meeting, Fernando, Jose and Yolanda knew the parade would be a great fit for the race track giant.

Nascar Race Car Driver Daniel Suarez 

In celebration of the partnership, on Wednesday, July 12th. Mayor Byron Brown held a press conference to welcome Watkins Glen International NASCAR racing legend, Daniel Suarez from Mexico. Joining us from WGI were Jose Cervantes, Andrew Smith, Senior Director of Marketing & Promotions, Chris Banker, Senior Manager of Public Relations, from NASCAR Donald Edwards, Daniel’s PR Manager, Judith Borges Martinez  and Rafael C. Mencia representing Panorama Hispano News.

Race Car Driver Daniel Suarez and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown 

During the Press Conference Mayors Byron Brown declared July 12th the DANIEL SUAREZ Day. Thank you, Mayor Brown, and all the community leaders that attended today's press conference. A special thank you to Crystal J Rodriguez and Wilmer Olivencia for helping coordinate today's event.

Nascar Race Car Driver Daniel Suarez and Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas 

A special  thank to Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas for sharing in today's celebration

After the event at Buffalo City Hall, race car driver Daniel Suarez took a tour of Buffalo Latino community visiting Hispanics United of Buffalo, The Belle Center and The Augustin Pucho Olivencia Center.

Cas Rodriguez, Eugenio Rodriguez, Willie Rosas, Wilmer Olivencia, Jr, Yolanda Rodriguez-Martinez, Eugenio Russi, Augustin Chito Olivencia, David Rodriguez, , Richard Morrisroe, Benny Matta and Lucy Candelario 

A Special Thanks to Buffalo City Court Judge Betty Calvo-Torres

Buffalo City Court Judge Betty Calvo-Torres and Race Car Driver Daniel Suarez


 Crystal J Rodriguez and Race Car Driver Daniel Suarez 

Emilia Rodriguez,  Eugenio Rodriguez Daniel Suarez , Yolanda Rodriguez-Martinez and Alex Rodriguez 


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