IRL: Luczo Dragon Racing Indy profits to charity

LUCZO DRAGON RACING GIVES NEW MEANING TO CHARITY DRIVE BY PLEDGING INDY 500 RACE PROFITS TO CHARITY Woodside, CA -- Partnering with 12 champion personalities from the world of sports and music, including Baron Davis, Tony Dungy, John Elway,...

LUCZO DRAGON RACING GIVES NEW MEANING TO CHARITY DRIVE BY PLEDGING INDY 500 RACE PROFITS TO CHARITY

Woodside, CA -- Partnering with 12 champion personalities from the world of sports and music, including Baron Davis, Tony Dungy, John Elway, Wayne Gretzky and their charities, Luczo Dragon Racing, LLC will be running its #12 Symantec Dallara/Honda, IndyCar® Series car for charity in the 91st Indianapolis 500, it was announced today.

The Luczo Dragon Racing team will donate more than half of its racing profits to the charities selected by the champion celebrities.

In addition to Davis, Dungy, Elway and Gretzky the participating sports and music personalities are Marcus Allen, Jackson Browne, Brandi Chastain, Ronnie Lott, Jonny Moseley, Chris Mullin, Kerri Walsh and Kristi Yamaguchi. Combined they have won nine Super Bowls, nine Olympic Gold Medals, four Stanley Cups, two Super Bowl MVPs, one Heisman Trophy and one World Cup.

"We have focused our efforts on supporting people and spearheading projects that are tied to socially relevant issues," said Steve Luczo, co-owner of Luczo Dragon Racing and Chairman of the Board for Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX). "We thought partnering with these great champions on one of the most prestigious stages in all of sports, the Indianapolis 500, was a wonderful opportunity to generate much needed money and awareness for several outstanding charitable organizations and their causes. We are excited for the race."

Luczo Dragon Racing has guaranteed at least $250,000 for the charities no matter how the car finishes. The benefiting charities will be All Stars Helping Kids, Friends of Washington Prep, Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Team Play L.A. Stars, Jackson Community College Foundation -- Wilbur Dungy Endowment, Fisher House of Colorado, Wayne Gretzky Foundation, Northern California Special Olympics, Chase the Stars Foundation and the Always Dream Foundation.

Luczo and co-owner Jay Penske have assembled an experienced race team, including driver Ryan Briscoe, who has qualified seventh and will start the race in row 3 with Danica Patrick and Marco Andretti. Briscoe finished 10th in the 2005 Indy 500.

-credit: ldr

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Series Charity , IndyCar
Drivers Ryan Briscoe , Marco Andretti , John Elway , Danica Patrick
Teams Dragon Racing