DENNY HAMLIN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL BENEFIT RACE AT SOUTHSIDE SPEEDWAY

Joe Gibbs Racing Teammates Kyle Busch And Joey Logano Scheduled To Join Hamlin

March 26, 2009 (Huntersville, NC) - Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, is once again racing for charity at Richmond’s (Va.) Southside Speedway this spring – and he’ll be bringing his friends.

On April 30, 2009 Hamlin will host the second annual “Short Track Showdown” at Southside Speedway in Richmond (Va.) to benefit the Denny Hamlin Foundation, and this season Hamlin is being joined by some of NASCAR’s biggest stars.   Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Joey Logano will join Hamlin, as will former JGR teammate and two-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart, and race day spotter Curtis Markham, in a race against some of the South’s best short-track talent in a 175-lap Limited Late Model race. 

Last year, Hamlin presented a check in the amount of $50,000 - an amount raised almost entirely from the proceeds of the race - to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

“I was thrilled with what we were able to do last year – it was a great event for a great cause and this year it is our hope to double that donation,” said Hamlin.  “It means a lot that Tony, Kyle, Joey and Curtis are committed to helping me raise money for my foundation and I know we all want to put on a great show for the fans.”

The Denny Hamlin Foundation was created in 2008 to aid in raising awareness and funding for Cystic Fibrosis research and treatment, as well support other not for profit corporations that focus on aiding children with debilitating illnesses. 

Online ticket sales began last Tuesday, March 17, 2009 exclusively at www.dennyhamlinfoundation.org.   All proceeds from ticket sales, the silent auction and raffles will benefit the Denny Hamlin Foundation.  For more information on the event, please log onto www.dennyhamlinfoundation.org.