NASCAR making face shields for healthcare workers

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (KWTX) NASCAR's research and development team is using its 3-D printers to create face shields for medical professionals on the front lines fighting COVID-19.

Each mask costs less than ten dollars to make. The team is able to make around 50 every few days.

In just two weeks, the team has made more than 500 shields for healthcare providers around the country.

"We just sent 50 to a children's hospital in Blacksburg, Virginia and we've got another 50 going to a blood testing lab in Charlotte," said Eric Jacuzzi, senior director of aerodynamics.

"Our next big order we have is for Los Angeles County."

Jacuzzi says with the growing number of cases in Texas, they're happy to help any hospitals that may need it.

"We're used to going a hundred miles an hour all the time," he said.

"So, it's really great to turn some of that energy we normally put toward our nine to five and do something positive."

Jacuzzi says he hope other teams and businesses will follow in their footsteps to help healthcare workers.

Anyone interested in asking for donations can contact Jake Young with Texas Motor Speedway at jyoung@texasmotorspeedway.com.