Montgomery's support of McDonald House at Nashville

Montgomery's support of McDonald House continues through race weekend. Nashville, Tenn. (August 8, 2002) -- ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Chase Montgomery is dedicating this weekend's race efforts at the Nashville Superspeedway to helping the ...

Montgomery's support of McDonald House continues through race weekend.

Nashville, Tenn. (August 8, 2002) -- ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Chase Montgomery is dedicating this weekend's race efforts at the Nashville Superspeedway to helping the Nashville Ronald McDonald House.

On Wednesday night, Montgomery held a fundraiser/barbeque at the House, which raised more than $800 in walk-in locations. Other ARCA drivers, including Frank Kimmel, Jason Jarrett, Shelby Howard, Dustin Maherg and Kevin Belmont were on hand to sign autographs for those in attendance. The fans got to leave their mark on the #27 team's pit wall banner as they added their multi-colored handprints and signatures.

"I really appreciated the guys helping us out with this cause," Montgomery said. "It really shows a lot about the ARCA 'family' when other competitors take time to help each other out."

The fundraising effort did not stop with Wednesday's barbeque. Montgomery's #27 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is running a very colorful Ronald McDonald House scheme with handprints representing the kids and families who have been involved with the House. If you are interested in making a donation to the Ronald McDonald House, please call 615-343-4000.

In a contest the #27 team held earlier this month, 10-year-old Cody Wayne Parker designed the winning entry for Montgomery's helmet that he will wear throughout this weekend.

Several local businesses have made a pledge to donate money for every lap Montgomery completes in Friday's Waste Management 200. In addition, the #27 show car will be taken to a local auto auction this evening to auction off advertising space on the car. All proceeds will go to the Nashville Ronald McDonald House.

Montgomery's Ronald McDonald House-themed race team can be seen at Nashville Superspeedway today and Friday. Qualifying for the Waste Management 200 will begin at 5:00 p.m. today, with the race starting at 8:00 p.m. Friday evening.

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Series ARCA , Charity
Drivers Frank Kimmel , Kevin Belmont , Jason Jarrett , Shelby Howard