BUSCH: Speedway Children's Charities kicks off RPM-Week

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 14, 2001) - The Texas chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) is gearing up for a full season of special events, and it all begins during the Harrah's 500 race week. The Fifth Annual Star-Telegram/Speedway ...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 14, 2001) - The Texas chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) is gearing up for a full season of special events, and it all begins during the Harrah's 500 race week.

The Fifth Annual Star-Telegram/Speedway Children's Charities Celebrity Golf Tournament on Wednesday, March 28, kicks off not only the SCC's year of events, but Texas Motor Speedway's Spring RPM Week-Texas as well. Some of the celebrities participating in the tournament include NASCAR drivers Mike Skinner and Kevin Lepage along with their wives, Kevin Grubb, and former Detroit Lions player Steve Strinko. The charity golf tournament will be played in Florida Scramble style at one of the nation's premier golfing facilities, Tour 18, located in Flower Mound. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m., with an awards dinner and silent auction to conclude the evening. Racing memorabilia such as signed race helmets and artwork will be featured in the silent auction.

Also taking place during RPM Week-Texas is the Speedway Children's Charities Live Auction. The auction will be held on Saturday, March 31, following the Jani-King 300 Busch Series race at the Interstate Batteries Tent in Hospitality Village. Race fans will be able to take home a piece of NASCAR memorabilia by bidding on items from their favorite drivers including helmets, sheet metal from the race cars, and more. Fans can also bid on the opportunity to ride with Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Mark Martin, or Jeff Gordon as part of driver introductions prior to the start of the Harrah's 500. All event and auction proceeds will benefit North Texas area children's organizations.

Speedway Children's Charities is a non-profit organization founded by Bruton Smith, CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI), in 1984 to aid various children's organizations in need of funding. In the four-year existence of the Texas chapter of SCC, over $1,060,000 has been distributed to local children's charities. Last year alone, over $350,000 was donated to 99 children's charities from Collin, Denton, Tarrant, and Dallas counties.

-Texas Motor Speedway

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Series Automotive , Monster Energy NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Gordon , Dale Jarrett , Bobby Labonte , Mike Skinner , Kevin Lepage , Kevin Grubb , Mark Martin