Top NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Crew Chiefs Sign on as Spokesmen
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Apr. 3, 2006) – NASCAR fans, start your engines! If they don’t start, donate them to The NASCAR Foundation’s Vehicle Donation Program. Launched during Car Care Awareness Month, the program got a little help from friends at the Crew Chief Club. Crew Chief Club members Tommy Baldwin; Matt Borland, crew chief for Ryan Newman’s No. 12 Dodge; Jimmy Elledge, crew chief for Casey Mears’ No. 41 Dodge; and Greg Zipadelli, crew chief for Tony Stewart’s No. 20 Chevrolet; have all lent their expertise, knowledge and support to this worthy program.
April, also known as Car Care Awareness Month, is a great time for garage spring cleaning, and getting rid of any unneeded vehicles. The donations are tax deductible and take the hassle out of deciding what to do with the unwanted cars, trucks and RVs.
The Crew Chief Club provides fans with a new way to interact with their favorite race teams, and creates recognition and fan support for their fellow crew members. Their involvement in the Vehicle Donation Program builds on the fan support and participation of these programs, making them successful.
“This is our inaugural year for the Vehicle Donation Program, and we are really fortunate to have the Crew Chief Club on board as supporters of this initiative,” said Sandy Marshall, executive director of The NASCAR Foundation. “Our alliance with the Crew Chief Club was a natural fit for this venture. Their hard work and dedication to the sport makes them ideal spokespeople for our Vehicle Donation Program.”
About The Vehicle Donation Program
The NASCAR Foundation Vehicle Donation Program is a convenient service for converting that extra car, truck or RV into a tax deductible donation benefiting The NASCAR Foundation, which supports over 25 driver, track and industry charities. Whether it's a race car, a collectible or just your family car that costs too much to repair, it will help support The NASCAR Foundation. For more information or to find out how to donate a vehicle, visit www.nascar.com/foundation.
About The Crew Chief Club
Founded in 1998 by Jimmy Makar, Larry McReynolds, Todd Parrott and Robin Pemberton, the Crew Chief Club's goal is to provide fans with an insider's look behind shop walls and into the confines of NASCAR's garage area. Together with its marketing partners, Crew Chief Club members will be accessible to fans at races and special events, in the media and on the world wide web at www.crewchiefclub.com, prominently displaying their dedication to their drivers, their teams and their sport.