Earnhardt Jr to appear at Fontana Racefest

Children's Fund of San Bernardino County to Benefit from Event Proceeds FONTANA, Calif. (February 8, 2006) --- NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., is scheduled to appear at the "Fontana Racefest" presented by Stater Bros. and...

Children's Fund of San Bernardino County to Benefit from Event Proceeds

FONTANA, Calif. (February 8, 2006) --- NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., is scheduled to appear at the "Fontana Racefest" presented by Stater Bros. and Pepsi at California Speedway. This is a free admission, free parking community event held on Thursday, February 23 from 5 -- 9 p.m.

The fan-favorite driver who won the 1998 Busch Series event at California Speedway will be part of the opening ceremonies of "Fontana Racefest," taking part in a question and answer session on the main stage at 6 p.m. NASCAR on Fox analyst Chris Myers will emcee the event.

Earnhardt's participation in "Fontana Racefest" presented by Stater Bros. and Pepsi will also include a special meet and greet following his on-stage appearance. Access to this meet and greet is limited and is being auctioned on-line with KFRG 95.1 FM beginning Wednesday, February 15 and ending Friday, February 17 at 10 p.m. PT. The highest 100 bidders and a guest will be able to attend the Dale Jr. meet and greet. The auction can be accessed at KFRG's website at www.kfrog.com.

KFRG will also auction off one ride with NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Champion Kurt Busch on-air during Hop-A-Long Cassidy's show on Friday, February 17 in the 5 o'clock hour (5 p.m. PT). The rides will feature four hot laps "Under the Lights" around California Speedway in a Richard Petty Driving Experience racecar during "Fontana Racefest."

A Jeff Gordon meet and greet at the Speedway on Friday of race weekend will also be auctioned through KFRG's website. In addition to these spectacular opportunities, KFRG will be on-site during the "Fontana Racefest" presented by Stater Bros. and Pepsi conducting a live and silent auction. Some of the larger items to be auctioned that evening include a racing helmet autographed by a top driver, driver's suit autographed by a top driver and a Richard Petty hat autographed by the seven-time NASCAR champion.

All proceeds from the Dale Earnhardt Jr. meet and greet, Kurt Busch ride, Jeff Gordon meet and greet and on-site auction will benefit the Children's Fund of San Bernardino County. This local community organization ensures that children who are at-risk in the community due to abuse, neglect, poverty or abandonment receive adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical care, education and are provided equal opportunity for social development. Every dollar raised by Children's Fund goes directly to a child in need.

The complete line up of appearances during the "Fontana Racefest" presented by Stater Bros. and Pepsi includes:

* Dale Earnhardt Jr. Q & A at 6:00 p.m.

* Driver introductions at 6:15 p.m. followed by autograph sessions until 8:00 p.m.

+ Richard Petty, Bobby Labonte, Kurt Busch, Michael Waltrip, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Elliott Sadler, Jamie McMurray, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman, Ken Schrader, Kyle Busch, Brian Vickers, Jeff Burton, JJ Yeley, Clint Bowyer, David Stremme, Travis Kvapil, David Green, Stacy Compton, Jon Wood, and Erin Crocker.

* Select NASCAR Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series driver autograph sessions from 8:00 -- 8:45 p.m.

All appearances are tentative and subject to change.

Tickets to the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Auto Club 500, NASCAR Busch Series Stater Bros. 300 and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 200 are currently available. For more information on the Auto Club 500 weekend at California Speedway, call 800-944-RACE [7223] or visit www.californiaspeedway.com.

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Series Charity , NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Jeff Burton , Jeff Gordon , Matt Kenseth , Bobby Labonte , Michael Waltrip , Ken Schrader , Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Ryan Newman , Jon Wood , Jamie McMurray , David Green , Richard Petty , Brian Vickers , Erin Crocker , David Stremme , Clint Bowyer , Elliott Sadler , Kyle Busch , Travis Kvapil