NASCAR, Newman Foundations raffle announced

NASCAR Edition Ranger Boat Raffle to Benefit NASCAR Foundation and Ryan Newman Foundation CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 31, 2006) -- Ranger Boats has teamed up with The NASCAR Foundation and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Ryan Newman to host a ...

NASCAR Edition Ranger Boat Raffle to Benefit NASCAR Foundation and Ryan Newman Foundation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 31, 2006) -- Ranger Boats has teamed up with The NASCAR Foundation and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Ryan Newman to host a raffle with proceeds benefiting The Ryan Newman Foundation and The NASCAR Foundation.

The winner of the raffle will receive a limited edition Z21 NASCAR Edition Ranger Boat and a NASCAR package, which will include two tickets and a VIP garage tour at the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on October 22, the Subway 500 (NBC, 12:30 p.m. ET). In addition to the boat and tickets, a fishing trip with Newman will also be included as part of the Martinsville weekend experience (schedule permitting). Additionally, the winner and several personally selected teammates, will receive a complimentary spot in The Ryan Newman Foundation's charity fishing tournament on Lake Norman, N.C. in December.

"Being a fisherman, I've had a relationship with Ranger Boats for years so I think it's great to have the opportunity to partner with them and The NASCAR Foundation for this fundraiser," said Newman, driver of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge. "Some lucky winner is going to be very happy with this special edition Z21 NASCAR Ranger boat. I appreciate the fans' support of our foundation and The NASCAR Foundation, and their contribution to a great cause."

Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100 with a limited number of 5,000 tickets available nationwide. Tickets purchased directly benefit The NASCAR Foundation and The Ryan Newman Foundation.

Tickets are available online at either www.ryannewmanfoundation.org or www.nascar.com/foundation or by mailing a check or money order to The Ryan Newman Foundation, Attn: Boat Raffle, P.O. Box 5998, Statesville, NC 28687. The raffle will run thru August 28, with the winner being announced on The Ryan Newman Foundation and The NASCAR Foundation websites on September 8.

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 © (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.

About The Ryan Newman Foundation
NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and his wife, Krissie, established the Ryan Newman Foundation in January 2005. The mission of the foundation is to educate and encourage people to spay/neuter their pets and to adopt dogs and cats from animal shelters; to educate children and adults about the importance of conservation so the beauty of the great outdoors can be appreciated by future generations; and to provide college scholarship funding through the Rich Vogler Scholarship program to students interested in auto racing careers.

For more information on the raffle visit www.ryannewmanfoundation.org or www.nascar.com/foundation.

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