(February 20):
HUGE, HUGE, HUGE THANK YOU to everyone involved in making the Daytona 500 party such a success. $8,000 was raised for Jac’s team this year and that will go a long way in really getting this family owned team off and running this spring. We’ll put some additional party recap details here soon, but thank you again!

This Sunday (February 18th) is the Jac Haudenschild Daytona 500 party at the Whistle Stop in Ansonia, Ohio. The Whistle Stop has come on board to sponsor Jac this year and now they’re planning a kick***driver appreciation party!


For those not familiar, the Whistle Stop is located 7 miles directly south of Eldora. The party gets underway at 2:00 PM and will run until the completion of the Daytona 500.


Jac will be in attendance to hang out with everyone and watch the race. Stop in to grab an autograph, get a picture or just have a chat with the legend himself!


A partial list of activities is listed below. Andrew Riffle, owner of the Whistle Stop, has announced that proceeds from this party will go towards sponsoring Jac on the All Star Circuit of Champions tour this year. We can’t think him enough for putting this together and helping to raise money to get Jac out on the road all year in the family car!

  • Race Pools (see below for details)

  • 50/50 Drawing

  • Prize Giveaways

  • Silent Auction items

  • Live Auction (see below for details)

  • Daytona 500 on TVs

  • Food and Drink Specials

  • Jac Merchandise On-Sale



The main race pool consists of 40 spots, representative of the 40 starting spots in the Daytona 500. Each spot is $100 and it is a blind draw. Payout is 1st) $500, 2nd) $275, 3rd: $225, 4th: $200, 5th: $200; Last: $100. PLUSall you can eat and drink until 5:00 PM for each race pool member! The remaining proceeds from the race pool go to Jac’s race team. Every supporter who buys a spot will also get their name on the team’s Facebook page and this website.


As of February 12th, there are around 20 spots left in this pool. They can be purchased in person at the Whistle Stop or those from out of town can message their Facebook page to purchase. Need not be present to win!


There will be other race pool opportunities ($10 board, $20 board, etc) available for those in attendance on the day of the event.



Some unbelievably cool items will be up grabs over the course of the afternoon, including one of Jac’s helmets, a race worn driving suit, race worn driving gloves, race worn shoes and official crew shirts from several of his rides over the years. Also up for auction will be a suite to the October 13th event at Eldora Speedway, a Whistle Stop themed set of corn hole boards plus more!



BIDDING PROCESS: For the race-worn items, a live auction will be conducted at the Whistle Stop during the party around 4:30 PM. The Whistle Stop will also utilize Facebook Live to stream live video of the auction and will accept bids from Wild Child fans around the country. Bids can be placed by entering a bid in the comment section of the video once the auction begins.


PAYMENT PROCESS: Any items won via the Facebook Live video must be paid for within 30 minutes after the auction. The winning bidder must call the Whistle Stop with a credit card to submit payment. Shipping charges will also be the responsibility of the winning bidder. Items not paid for within 30 minutes will be offered to backup bidders. The link to the Whistle Stops Facebook page where the video will be is: HERE.


OTHER ITEMS: Silent auction items and prize giveaways will be available only to those fans in person at the party.

The Whistle Stop Bar & Grill is located:


200 S Main St
Ansonia, OH 45303


Phone: (937) 337-4101


Facebook: CLICK HERE