IRL: Texas and local drivers raise money for American Red Cross

Speedway Helps Raise Money For American Red Cross Relief Effort FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Sept. 18, 2001) - Texas Motor Speedway employees and local race drivers teamed up Monday with the ABC Radio Group in Dallas-Fort Worth to help raise $280,000 for...

Speedway Helps Raise Money For American Red Cross Relief Effort

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Sept. 18, 2001) - Texas Motor Speedway employees and local race drivers teamed up Monday with the ABC Radio Group in Dallas-Fort Worth to help raise $280,000 for The American Red Cross.

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver David Starr and 1999 Indy Racing League Champion Greg Ray joined speedway general manager Eddie Gossage and other speedway employees at the "Change the World" Day event to hand out American flags and race tickets to thousands of citizens who made donations at the 13-hour event.

"This is exactly the kind of thing we should all be doing," said Gossage. "Everyone wants to find a way to help the victims of the recent tragedies in New York and Washington D.C. We brought more than 20,000 American flags to give away. We also brought tickets for the October 5th and 6th Silverado 350 truck race and the Chevy 500 Indy Car event for those who made a donation. We have a great group of employees who volunteered their time to work this event with our official radio stations and I believe each of them have really enjoyed being part of this."

Monday's "Change the World" Day event held at the Grapevine Mills Mall is the second "drive through" donation event organized by the ABC Radio Group, which includes Newstalk 820 WBAP, 96.3 KSCS, ESPN 103.3 FM, Memories 96.7 and AM 620 Radio Disney.

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Series Automotive , IndyCar , NASCAR Truck
Drivers David Starr , Greg Ray