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First State Legislature to have 100% Participation by General Assembly

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Mar. 24, 2006) – In a unanimous vote yesterday in Nashville, the Tennessee General Assembly granted a proclamation proclaiming May 19, 2006 as NASCAR Day in the state of Tennessee. This decision makes Tennessee the first state with 100% participation at the state government level. 

Governor Phil Bredesen, the house and senate passed Senate Joint Resolution 622 (NASCAR DAY proclamation) during the General Assembly on Thursday. All 132 Tennessee lawmakers received their NASCAR Day pins, during State Senator Mike Williams (R-Maynardville) presentation of SJR 622 (NASCAR Day proclamation).     

“The state of Tennessee has been wonderful to work with, and have been great supporters of not only NASCAR, but The NASCAR Foundation and our charitable initiatives”, said Sandy Marshall, executive director of The NASCAR Foundation. “Senator Mike Williams has been instrumental in making this proclamation happen, further solidifying the state’s dedication to the sport and its initiatives.”

Last year, 25 states granted proclamations declaring NASCAR Day 2005 in their states. So far this year, there are 11 states on board having already granted proclamations declaring May 19 as NASCAR Day.   

NASCAR Day, in its third year, is an annual celebration of the NASCAR spirit. Each year the program grows as more companies and NASCAR fans become involved. Last year, more than 240,000 pins were sold, and more than 2,500 companies participated in NASCAR Day. For a five dollar donation, participants receive an official commemorative NASCAR Day lapel pin and are encouraged to wear them on May 19 to show their NASCAR pride and celebrate NASCAR Day. The proceeds benefit The NASCAR Foundation which supports more than 25 motorsports industry and driver charities including the Victory Junction Gang Camp, Speediatrics and Speedway Children’s Charities. To find out how to participate in NASCAR Day, visit for more information.    

NASCAR Day 2006 Update
NASCAR Day 2006, launched in February at the Daytona 500, is in full swing and gaining momentum. To date, more than 30,000 NASCAR Day pins have already been sold online, and more than 900 companies have signed up to participate in NASCAR Day. 

About The NASCAR Foundation
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., (NASCAR) launched the NASCAR Foundation in January 2006.  The Foundation is a 501 © (3) non-profit entity that embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family and its commitment to serving communities.  The Foundation supports a wide range of charitable initiatives that reflect the core values of the entire NASCAR Family.  The NASCAR Foundation will use strength of the sport and its people to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.  For more information on the NASCAR Foundation, please visit the website:   


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Proceeds from NASCAR Day will benefit  The NASCAR Foundation .