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September 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm

myFace, myStory: Why Joe Graf, Jr. Races for People with Craniofacial Conditions

Live Broadcast: September 9
6pm ET / 3pm PT

Join us for the Live broadcast to hear Dina Zuckerberg interview Joe Graf, Jr. and Nancy Graf to find out why supporting those with craniofacial conditions is so important to them. Watch live right here via the embedded video below or on our YouTube Channel.

Joe Graf Jr. (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) is a 23-year-old rising star on the racing scene. Joe Graf Jr. has competed in the ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Modified Series, INEX Legends Car Series, INEX Bandolero Series and will begin a sophomore season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021. While grooming his path like most young drivers across the northeast, Graf stormed onto the ARCA Racing Series in 2018. What was supposed to be just a six-race trial blossomed into a full-time job aboard the No. 77 for Chad Bryant Racing. Receiving unprecedented attention and quickly becoming a fan favorite, Graf honed his skills which led to one win, six top-five, and eight top-10 finishes – even though the rookie lacked stock car experience. Graf Jr. also went into the record books during the 2018 ARCA season by being a part of the series’ closest finish in history at the famed Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway where Graf Jr. and Zane Smith finished in a statistical tie. Smith was granted the win only after a review of still-photos at the finish line. In 2019, Graf Jr. competed in the ARCA Menards Series for a sophomore season of competition driving the No. 77 EAT SLEEP RACE car for Chad Bryant Racing. Throughout a 20-race schedule, Graf Jr. earned one top-five and 13 top-10 finishes and claiming a fifth-place finish in the championship standings. Last year, he took his experience and talent to NASCAR’s second-most popular division, the Xfinity Series. Paired with Bobby Dotter’s SS GreenLight Racing team, Graf Jr. was able to overcome several hurdles during the Coronavirus pandemic which consisted of little to no-track time before the green flag for the race. Despite the limited track time, he was able to post several strong and competitive finishes. Blossoming in the series throughout the year, Graf Jr. was also able to bring several new partners to the table during the year including: Core Development Group, Bucked Up Energy Drink, Watchonista, Bass Reaper Bait Co., EAT SLEEP RACE to name a few. Returning with SS GreenLight Racing for 2021, Graf eyes his first career NASCAR victory that would propel him into the series’ Playoffs and an ultimate shot at the coveted championship. Outside of the race car, Graf has become a public figure on social media boosting his following with an inside look at his laidback snazzy approach.

Nancy Graf is a 1993 graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey with a B.S. in accounting. She began her career at Northern Business Systems and rose to be Head of Human Resources. She handled employee relations, managed budgets, created compensations plans, oversaw regulatory compliance, and was a member of the strategic and operational planning committee. Nancy left Northern Business Systems to start a family and now has three children: Joseph, Andreah, and Ryan. Andreah was born with hemifacial microsomia and single-sided deafness. After 10 years as a family manager, Nancy re-entered the business world where she was a managing member in several partnerships including Real Estate Development, Distribution, and Entertainment. Nancy’s true passion comes from volunteering and helping others. She has sat on several fundraising committees and held Trustee, Treasurer, and Co-President roles at non-profit organizations including the Mahwah Schools Foundation and Don Bosco Prep Mothers Guild. Nancy currently serves on the board of myFace. Nancy is also a two-time cancer survivor.

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