NASCAR Day news 2009-05-11

DAY TAKES TO THE AIR WAVES FOR RADIOTHON The NASCAR Foundation Partners With Motor Racing Network And SIRIUS NASCAR Radio To Raise Funds For NASCAR Day Charlotte N.C. (May 11, 2009) -- The NASCAR Foundation has partnered with the Motor...

DAY TAKES TO THE AIR WAVES FOR RADIOTHON

The NASCAR Foundation Partners With Motor Racing Network And SIRIUS NASCAR Radio To Raise Funds For NASCAR Day

Charlotte N.C. (May 11, 2009) -- The NASCAR Foundation has partnered with the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SIRIUS NASCAR Radio to take to the airwaves May 11-18 for a week-long celebration of NASCAR Day.

Starting today, you can tune in to SIRIUS NASCAR Radio for live updates and interviews with some of your favorite NASCAR celebrities. On NASCAR Day, SIRIUS will celebrate by broadcasting live from 11 a.m.--6 p.m. from the Sam Bass Gallery in Concord, N.C.

The NASCAR Day Radiothon on MRN, sponsored by AFLAC and Sprint, on May 16, will serve as the grand finale of a week of festivities that aim to raise much needed funds for The NASCAR Foundation and its Family of Charities. Fans in participating markets will be able to tune in to listen to stories of inspiration and hope from kids whose lives have been changed from the generosity of NASCAR fans, and to hear from their favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers and celebrities including Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Elliott Sadler, Ryan Newman and many more! Fans will also learn how they can help support NASCAR Day by calling 1-877-515-GIVE to donate now through May 18.

Hank Grissom, a camper from Victory Junction, will co-host the event with MRN and PRN personalities Eli Gold and Doug Rice. Victory Junction is one of the largest beneficiaries of NASCAR Day; to date NASCAR Day has sent more than 500 kids to camp.

"Victory Junction makes me feel like I'm not alone and I can do anything in the world," said Hank.

To kick off the week, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio will launch "Bid for Kids," an online auction featuring exclusive and exciting VIP experiences with NASCAR drivers and celebrities. Fans will have the opportunity to listen daily on SIRIUS channel 128 and XM channel 128 with the "Best of SIRIUS" programming package to hear their favorite NASCAR drivers and celebrities talk about these one-of-a-kind experiences. Items include: a Goodyear Blimp ride for two; a Camping World VIP Package that includes tickets; a $250 merchandise certificate at a Camping World store; Victory Lane passes and an RV with infield space for the weekend of the NASCAR Camping World 200 at O'Reilly Raceway Park; a chance to visit the SIRIUS NASCAR Radio studios in Concord, N.C. for a broadcast and to be interviewed live as well as a SIRIUS XM Radio Receiver and three months free subscription; an outdoor adventure vacation with you and a friend with former NASCAR great Ward Burton on his personal property near South Boston, Va.; a Richard Childress Racing hospitality package which includes two suite tickets for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on May 23 and a meet and greet with Richard Childress; items from the Coca-Cola drivers to benefit Victory Junction including a Tony Stewart firesuit, a Kevin Harvick firesuit, Bobby Labonte race shoes, Greg Biffle race shoes, sunglasses from Denny Hamlin and a deck lid from Kyle Petty's 2006 stock car; and parade lap rides with Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin, Casey Mears, Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart and Martin Truex Jr., around Lowe's Motor Speedway prior to the Coca-Cola 600. For a complete list of items, visit www.sirius.com/nascar. The auction will close on May 18.

To find your local MRN affiliate carrying the NASCAR Day Radiothon on May 16 or to see a complete list of items from the SIRIUS Bid for Kids auction, please visit WWW.NASCAR.COM/NASCARDay.

NASCAR Day is an annual celebration of the NASCAR community's spirit of giving. It is an opportunity for fans, corporations, schools and organizations across the country to donate to The NASCAR Foundation to raise funds to help thousands of children live better lives. Since 2004, NASCAR Day has united more than 400,000 fans and raised $6.5 million for charity, truly making an impact in the lives of those who need help the most.

How To Get Involved:

Call 1-877-515-GIVE to donate via phone. Visit WWW.NASCAR.COM/NASCARDay to donate $5 and receive your 2009 NASCAR Day collectible pin.

Stop by a participating APlus at Sunoco location to donate $5 and get your pin.

Bid in the online auction at WWW.NASCAR.COM/foundation.

Sign up for The NASCAR Foundation Volunteer Network.

-credit: nascar

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Series Charity , NASCAR
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Ward Burton , Jeff Gordon , Matt Kenseth , Bobby Labonte , Tony Stewart , Kyle Petty , Kevin Harvick , Greg Biffle , Ryan Newman , Casey Mears , Jimmie Johnson , Martin Truex Jr. , Carl Edwards , Clint Bowyer , Elliott Sadler , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch , Mark Martin
Teams Richard Childress Racing