Sunday Cartoons: Bucky hits the NASCAR scene


BURRILLVILLE – The NASCAR Daytona 500 takes place this year on Sunday, Feb. 14, and will be a great platform for reaching out to kids and families, reminding them to buckle up for safety in the family vehicle.

Buckleupallofus has been showcasing annually at New England race tracks and New York state race tracks over the past few years – as a giant balloon mascot attracting thousands of kids and parents. Visitors take home coloring posters, fridge magnets, book page savers, stickers and coloring books, all with Bucky and cool race cars featured on each item. Kids and adults alike love coloring in the race cars, drivers, racing pit crews and race track scenes on the Bucky coloring posters and in the coloring books.

NASCAR and race fans also appreciate the cool buckle up and traffic safety reminders. The Bucky giant balloon has even showcased at real NASCAR featured race events across the region and in New York State over the past few years, with thousands of handout take home materials passed out to kids and adults, and has been invited back again this year to be a part of the NASCAR and racing scene starting this spring.

This week’s kids safety coloring cartoon features Bucky at a NASCAR Race on the day of the Daytona 500 to start off the new NASCAR season. His NASCAR racing buckle up safety message is, “Everyone wins… when you buckle up.” Parents and guardians are encouraged to print out the new NASCAR Bucky racing coloring cartoon and discuss how important it is to always wear a seat belt when riding in the family vehicle – just like professional race car drivers wear when they compete on race tracks here in New England and nationwide this NASCAR racing season.

Enjoy the NASCAR Daytona 500 Race and remember to buckle up.

Jim Weicherding is a Burrillville resident, and the founder and creator of an award-winning traffic safety effort Seasons of Safety. Weicherding contributes kids’ coloring cartoons, which can be printed and used to help parents discuss safety issues with their children.

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