Sears Point, Cup drivers and California Highway Patrol join forces

Collectible Trading Cards Promote Vital Message for CHP at Dodge/Save Mart 350 SONOMA, Calif. (IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - Trading cards aren't just for baseball players anymore. The California Highway Patrol has partnered with Sears Point Raceway,...

Collectible Trading Cards Promote Vital Message for CHP at Dodge/Save Mart 350

SONOMA, Calif. (IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - Trading cards aren't just for baseball players anymore.

The California Highway Patrol has partnered with Sears Point Raceway, NASCAR and five Winston Cup stars to produce a series of collectible trading cards for the Dodge/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Winston Cup race at Sears Point, June 21-24.

The trading cards, which will be distributed free of charge by the CHP during the NASCAR Winston Cup weekend at Sears Point Raceway, are designed not only as a collectible but they will also deliver an extremely important message: Do Not Drink and Drive. As part of its Designated Driver Program, the CHP will have an inscription on the back of each card that reminds people to have a designated driver if they plan on drinking. The cards will be handed out in complete sets.

"We want to use these trading cards to spread an important message and that message is to designate a driver on race weekend," said Mark Bunger, a California Highway Patrol Officer who helped coordinate the program. "Drinking and driving just don't mix. We want everyone to really enjoy the races, but we also want them to be responsible and we're hoping these trading cards will get that message across."

NASCAR Winston Cup stars who have lent their images free of charge to the program are: Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte and Dale Jarrett. The set will also feature a card with an overhead picture of Sears Point Raceway.

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Series Automotive , Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Dale Jarrett , Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick