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RACE FANS CAN 'DRIVE THE MILE' APRIL 16 (West Allis, Wis.) March 24, 2005 -- The Milwaukee Mile opens it's pit gates once a year to allow race fans to drive their personal vehicles around America's Legendary Oval. From A.J. Foyt,...

RACE FANS CAN 'DRIVE THE MILE' APRIL 16

(West Allis, Wis.) March 24, 2005 -- The Milwaukee Mile opens it's pit gates once a year to allow race fans to drive their personal vehicles around America's Legendary Oval.

From A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones and drivers with the last names of Allison, Andretti and Earnhardt, a virtual "who's who" of auto racing superstars have raced on the historic one mile oval. Now race fans can drive at a moderated speed around The Milwaukee Mile on Saturday, April 16, 2005. Rain or shine, the event runs from 9:00am until 2:00pm.

Participants can roll right into the speedway's new Victory Lane when they're done with taking their laps and have their photo taken.

"We have really received a lot of positive feedback from the previous two "Drive The Mile" events we've held," commented Mark Perrone, Vice President / General Manager of The Milwaukee Mile. "This is our way of treating our loyal fans and new fans with the opportunity to drive their own car on the same track as some of America's greatest race drivers, while benefiting two great causes."

Admission to "Drive The Mile" is two non-perishable food items for the Hunger Task Force and the purchase of a reserved seat ticket to any 2005 Milwaukee Mile event. Reserved seat tickets begin at $14 for the Friday night, June 24 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 200-lap event.

For diehard Milwaukee Mile fans who have already purchased their tickets for the four event weekends this summer at The 'Mile, their admission is two non-perishable items and a $14 contribution, which will be used to purchase a ticket for Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee.

Dash plaques provided by Safro Motorcars will be given to the first 200 participating drivers. Race cars, car clubs and the Grand National Vintage Racing machines will be on display and on-track periodically throughout the day. Food and refreshments will also be available for purchase.

To participate, each driver must be 18 years of age or older, present a valid driver's license and proof of current vehicle insurance.

A Krispy Kreme doughnut and coffee for a $1 contribution to the Hunger Task Force will be available at "Drive The Mile" registration, which begins at 8:30am at The Milwaukee Mile Ticket Office, 7722 West Greenfield Avenue.

The Hunger Task Force assures that the hungry are provided with free, nutritious, culturally appropriate food and are treated with dignity. The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to help children reach their full potential through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships.

For more information about all the exciting events at The Milwaukee Mile, visit www.milwaukeemile.com.

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Series IndyCar , NASCAR
Drivers Parnelli Jones , A.J. Foyt