NASCAR Foundation news 2009-11-11

The NASCAR Foundation Offering VIP Experiences At NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week Through Online Charity Auction Experiences Give Fans The Chance To Attend The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2009)...

The NASCAR Foundation Offering VIP Experiences At NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week Through Online Charity Auction

Experiences Give Fans The Chance To Attend The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2009) -- NASCAR fans will get the chance to experience the excitement of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week in Las Vegas through several VIP experiences being offered by The NASCAR Foundation in an online charity auction.

The auction, which is now live and runs through Nov. 23, features packages that include tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony on Dec. 4 as well as tickets to the private NASCAR Evening Series event with famed chef Emeril Lagasse, NASCAR After the Lap presented by Tissot and the opportunity to ride in the Victory Lap procession through Las Vegas.

This year marks the first time in the sport's history that fans will have the opportunity to join drivers, team owners and industry leaders in celebrating the NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony.

Items featured in the online auction include:

* NASCAR Evening Series VIP Experience -- One fan and a guest will kick off the week by attending the NASCAR Evening Series reception on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 5-7 p.m. at Delmonico Steakhouse. At this exclusive invitation-only event you will enjoy food and beverage and a meet-and-greet with the world famous Emeril Lagasse. This package also includes a ten piece Emerilware Cookware set, gift certificate for two to Delmonico Steakhouse, a semi-private Sky Box or Luxury Box at Lagasse's Stadium with dinner for two, two show tickets to Blue Man Group and a complimentary three-night stay in a luxurious suite at The Venetian. Bank of America, the Official Bank of NASCAR, has generously offered to match the winning bidders' donation up to $5,000 as part of their participation with the NASCAR Evening Series event.

* NASCAR After the Lap presented by Tissot VIP Experience (three packages) -- Two tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 4, guaranteed seats at the NASCAR After the Lap presented by Tissot event on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the MGM Hollywood Theater with the top 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers in attendance, two Tissot T-Race NASCAR T90.4.496.82 Watches from the Official Timekeeper & Watch of NASCAR and from the Official Soft Drink of NASCAR, two 50th Coca-Cola 600 mini hoods and two Coca-Cola t-shirts signed by members of the 2010 Coca-Cola Racing Family including Jeff Burton, Elliott Sadler, Greg Biffle, David Ragan, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer, Bobby Labonte, Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano.

* One director's chair from NASCAR After the Lap presented by Tissot used during the event and autographed by the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top 12 drivers, one Ford Official Truck of NASCAR neon sign and one Coca-Cola hat (six packages).

* Ride in the Victory Lap Experience: Seats for two people in the double-decker bus that will ride in the Victory Lap procession through Las Vegas following the top 12 drivers.

The auction will be hosted on NASCAR.COM and 100% of the proceeds will benefit The NASCAR Foundation.

The NASCAR Foundation supports a wide range of charitable initiatives that reflect the core values of the entire NASCAR family. For more information visit WWW.NASCAR.COM/foundation.

About The NASCAR Foundation
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., (NASCAR) launched The NASCAR Foundation in January 2006. The Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit entity that embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family and its commitment to serving communities. The Foundation supports a wide range of charitable initiatives that reflect the core values of the entire NASCAR Family. The NASCAR Foundation will use strength of the sport and its people to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation, please visit the website: www.nascar.com/foundation.

-credit: nascar

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