CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 5, 2006) – The
NASCAR Foundation kicks off its charity walks on Saturday, June 3, following the
NASCAR Busch Series race (FX, 3 p.m. EST) at Dover International Speedway.
NASCAR fans will get an exclusive look at the “Monster Mile” while raising money
for worthy causes.
Not only are fans getting to walk on the famous
Monster Mile, but they are going to have the unique opportunity to walk with
well-known members of the NASCAR community. Walkers can stroll on the
track with Jeff Hammond, our 2006 walk chairman, a champion crew chief and FOX
Sports NASCAR analyst.
“I am honored to be this year’s Walk
Chairman,” said Jeff Hammond. “These walks are a fun way to meet new
people, see the track up close, rub elbows with some of the NASCAR celebrities
and help The NASCAR Foundation’s commitment to serving communities, and the
initiatives of their supported charities.”
In addition to walking with
Jeff Hammond, fans will have the opportunity to walk and talk with several other
drivers and charity representatives. Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, Jeremy and
Shana Mayfield, Jeff and Mark Green and ladies from the Women’s Auxiliary of
Motorsports will be walking the track with fans uniting for charity. And,
as a special treat, the walkers who raise $500 or more will get a VIP
meet-and-greet session with Kasey Kahne.
“Our fans are so supportive and
so giving of everything that we do,” said Kahne, driver of the No. 9
Dodge. “These walks are a great way for me to really get to talk with the
fans, thank them for their support and at the same time, raise money for some
great charities and causes.”
The Dover event is the first of many
charity walks this race season in which fans can participate and get a driver’s
perspective of the tracks. These walks are a popular event for fans and
members of the community and provide entertainment while helping out some of The
NASCAR Foundation’s supported charities. Last year in Dover, more than
1,000 people participated in the walk.
back The NASCAR Foundation’s On Track for Charity walk to our track,” said Mark
Rossi, vice president of sales and marketing of Dover Motorsports, Inc.
“The spirit of this walk not only gives fans the unique experience to be able to
touch the track, but it also shows their commitment to helping improve the lives
of those in need.”
Register online today to participate in the Fun Walk.
Registration fees are $25 for each individual. Children under the age of 14 must
be accompanied by a paying adult but can participate for free.
Participants can register to walk with one of the special guest’s groups or in
the general walking group. New this year,fans can choose to create their
own webpage and encourage family and friends to support them in their
Proceeds from this Fun Walk will benefit all of The
NASCAR Foundation’s supported charities that participate in the event.
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
About Dover International Speedway
Dover International Speedway is owned
by Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD), a leading promoter of motorsports events
in the United States. DVD subsidiaries operate tracks in three states, and
present more than 400 motorsports events each year. This includes 15 major,
national events which operate under the auspices of three of the premier
sanctioning bodies in the U.S. - NASCAR, NHRA, and IRL. Dover Motorsports, Inc.
also owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo.,
Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and Nashville Superspeedway near
Nashville, Tenn. For further information, log on to www.dovermotorsports.com.