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TICKETS FOR'CRAFTSMAN FOR A CURE' CHARITY EVENT GO ON SALE NEXT WEEK Top NASCAR Drivers Scheduled to Take Part in Charity Event to Support 'American Cancer Society Relay for Life' and 'Victory Junction Gang Camp' HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL. -- Race...


Top NASCAR Drivers Scheduled to Take Part in Charity Event to Support

'American Cancer Society Relay for Life' and 'Victory Junction Gang Camp'

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL. -- Race fans will be able to purchase tickets for the 'Craftsman For a Cure' charity event beginning Monday, April 17.

Craftsman Motorsports in conjunction with Bobby Hamilton Racing will host the 'Craftsman For a Cure' charity event on Tuesday, May 23 at NASCAR SpeedPark in Concord, N.C. from 5 to 9 p.m. The charity event will support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

'Craftsman For a Cure' will give race fans the opportunity to live their racing dream -- to meet and race fender-to-fender with some of their favorite NASCAR drivers while also helping out two very important charities.

Fans can buy tickets by calling 866-227-3264 on Monday for one of several unique opportunities to spend time with some of NASCAR's top drivers.

Drivers scheduled to attend include event host Bobby Hamilton, former NASCAR Cup champion and FOX analyst Darrell Waltrip, former champion crew chiefs and FOX analysts Larry McReynolds and Jeff Hammond, NASCAR Nextel Cup standouts Michael Waltrip, Kenny Schrader and Kyle Petty, and numerous NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series drivers including Todd Bodine, Ted Musgrave, Jack Sprague, David Starr, Dennis Setzer, Ron Hornaday and more.

"Battling cancer is a tough road, but together we can fight for a cure," said Hamilton, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for head and neck cancer. "Craftsman does so many great things for our series and by jumping into this so quickly, it shows race fans their tremendous support for our community as well. I'm very excited about doing this and that so many people are on board. It really means a lot to know that all our peers and fans really care."

During the night, fans will be able to go-kart race against drivers on various tracks, enjoy a private dinner with other drivers or even obtain autographs from other drivers throughout the night. Fans can also bid on various autographed items at a silent auction.

"As the only Series sponsor the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series has ever known, everyone thatcurrentlyracesor has racedin the Series becomes part of our family," said Scott Howard, Manager of Sponsorship and Sales Promotion for Sears Holdings. "When weheardthat Bobby was battling cancer and of his champion spirit tobe vocal and educate others on cancer awareness, we wanted to take the lead and support him.

"The American Cancer Society and Victory Junction Gang Camp are two greatnon-profit organizationsthat work to educate and enrich people's livesand Craftsman is proud to support their efforts through this event. We hope NASCAR fans and other NASCAR partners do the same."Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. The following packages will go on sale on Monday. Fans can purchase the ticket packages by calling 866-227-3264. Below are a list of ticket packages:

VIP Package ($75) -- Tickets are limited to 20 tickets per dinner. Eat meal from Quaker Steak & Lube, receive a commemorative 'Craftsman For a Cure' souvenir T-shirt, Q&A with your favorite driver or crew chief, lots of pictures and autographs. Only 20 fans will be visiting with their favorite driver during this 30 minute private dinner.

Road Course Package ($20) -- Family 500 Track (45 Tickets Per Session) - *Must be at least 54" tall to drive or at least 50" tall to ride. Fans can try their hand at left and right hand turns on this long and curvy road course against a number of NASCAR drivers.

Rubbin's Racin' Package ($20) -- Slidewayz Track (30 Tickets Per Session) - * Must be at least 54" tall to ride. This slick oval is a tough track -- even for the best of race car drivers. Try your hand at beating out professionals.

Victory Lane Package ($40) -- Mini-Motor Speedway (12 Tickets Per Driver) - * Must be 64" tall and 16-years old and must present a valid driver's license. Race some of NASCAR's top drivers on the premier track at the SpeedPark. The half-mile road course features 5/8 scale Nextel Cup style race cars.

Autograph ($10) -- (150 Tickets Per Autograph Session). Fans can get autographs from some of their favorite NASCAR drivers. Fans buying a ticket for an autograph will also receive a commemorative poster for the 'Craftsman for a Cure' event.


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Series Charity , NASCAR
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Darrell Waltrip , Michael Waltrip , Todd Bodine , Kyle Petty , David Starr , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Jack Sprague , Dennis Setzer