CNN TO FEATURE ZACH VEACH SUNDAY

By on October 8, 2011

 

 

ZACH VEACH UPDATE (photo courtesy of Zach Veach PR)

ATLANTA, GA (Oct. 7, 2011)

– On the heels of earning his first podium result in only his second Star Mazda Championship series race as well as being named by “ESPN The Magazine” as a NEXT athlete in motorsports, 16-year-old “Mazda Road to Indy” race car driver Zach Veach will return to CNN for a national interview with the popular cable news channel, which is delivered daily to over 100 million U.S. households.

In May 2010, Veach was named to CNN’s list of “Intriguing People” and appeared on CNN’s “Headline News” that September in advance of a speaking engagement at Microsoft headquarters as part of “Amazing Kids” from around the globe.

With his appearance on NBC’s “The Today Show” in March of 2011 to release his first book, 99 THINGS TEENS WITH THE KNEW BEFORE TURNING 16, Veach reveled his battle with childhood bullying, among other things.

Earlier this month, Veach was announced as a celebrity spokesperson for the Cyber Safety Academy’s “Great American NO BULL Challenge” in addition to Dr. Oz’s daughter Zoe Oz. The anti-bullying campaign is the first youth-led program built to give students a voice on the subject of bullying.

Veach’s segment is scheduled to be part of CNN’s comprehensive October coverage of “National Bullying Prevention Month” with popular host Anderson Cooper at the forefront.

The Ohio native’s segment is scheduled to be live at 2:40 p.m. EDT on Sunday, October 9, 2011 on CNN.

About Zach Veach:
Zach “Ziggy” Veach is a 16-year-old autoracing driver who competes in INDYCAR’s ‘Mazda Road to Indy’ USF2000 National Championship Series and Star Mazda Championship Series, important open-wheel stepping-stones to a career in the IZOD IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500. In 2011, Veach captured the USF2000 Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship, while also being named by ESPN The Magazine as a NEXT athlete in motorsports. In 2010, Michael Andretti signed Veach to his team, Andretti Autosport, while also being named one of CNN’s “Intriguing People” and being nominated for the Sports Illustrated “Sports Kid of the Year” award. In addition to his racing, Veach is an advocate for safer driving as the national spokesperson for FocusDriven, an advocacy group for victims of motor vehicle crashes involving drivers using their cell phones and has campaigned for Oprah Winfrey’s “No Phone Zone.” Veach released his first published Android application through his phone-app building company, ZaAPP, releasing urTXT, in the Marketplace for Android to help consumers avoid dangerous text messaging while driving and helms his own safe driving program, Ziggy’s Safe Driving, which hits DMA markets across the country each year. Veach has been a guest or profiled on a variety of national platforms including NBC’s The Today Show, CNN’s Headline News, ESPN.com, FOXsports.com, ABCNews.com, Oprah Radio’s The Gayle King Show, The Los Angeles Times, AOL.com Fast Company magazine, Mashable.com and is a blogger for RACER and iPhone iLife magazines. The son of a national truck and tractor-pulling champion, Veach entered his junior year of high school this fall and released his first book, 99 THINGS TEENS WISH THEY KNEW BEFORE TURNING 16, in March 2011. For more information, please visit www.ZachVeach.com.

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