NASCAR community fundraiser 2008-10-10

NASCAR COMMUNITY PLEDGES $100,000 FOR THE BRIENNE DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND DURING THE FIRST OFFICIAL JAIL & BAIL EVENT CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 10, 2008) -- Despite the rainy weather, hundreds of fans showed up and helped collect $100,000 in...

NASCAR COMMUNITY PLEDGES $100,000 FOR THE BRIENNE DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND DURING THE FIRST OFFICIAL JAIL & BAIL EVENT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 10, 2008) -- Despite the rainy weather, hundreds of fans showed up and helped collect $100,000 in donations and pledges at The First Official Jail and Bail charity event benefitting the Brienne Davis Scholarship Fund Oct. 8 at the Brickhouse Tavern in Davidson, N.C.

The excitement could be felt throughout the crowd as fans watched and cheered as their NASCAR drivers and other celebrities were put behind bars with all of the "bail money" going to support the scholarship fund. Inmates included NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart, Juan Pablo Montoya, Chase Miller, David Stremme, Ron Hornaday, Aric Almirola, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Michael McDowell. Others locked up were Wendy Venturini, Tony Eury Jr., Shannon Wiseman, Jimmy Spencer, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Director John Darby and NASCAR Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Hunter.

The Brienne Davis Scholarship Fund is intended to provide an opportunity for a qualified female student who wishes to attend the NASCAR Technical Automotive Program at the UTI's NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C.

Davis, a Universal Technical Institute (UTI) graduate and NASCAR Sprint Cup official, died tragically earlier this year at age 28, and is honored by this scholarship created to encourage women to seek a career in the automotive industry.

An online auction featuring autographed NASCAR memorabilia that also benefits the Brienne Davis Scholarship Fund went live Oct. 1 at 5 pm ET and will continue through Oct. 15. For more information visit WWW.NASCAR.COM/foundation.

About the Brienne Davis Scholarship Fund
The Brienne Davis Scholarship Fund is intended to provide an opportunity for a qualified female student who wishes to attend the NASCAR Technical Automotive Program at the UTI's NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C. Each year a $10,000 scholarship will be presented to one student to attend NASCAR Tech Criteria and application information for this scholarship is available on the UTI Foundation website at www.utifoundation.net.

About UTI Foundation
The UTI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Arizona nonprofit, is the umbrella organization for all Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI) not-for-profit initiatives and is dedicated to raising funds to further its mission and strategic goals. The UTI Foundation supports technical education for the automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, marine and NASCAR industries through scholarships, grants, career development and other special programs. For more information, visit www.utifoundation.net.

-credit: nascar

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