BUSCH: Tim Sauter, St. Jude Children's Hospital Memphis news

MEMPHIS, TN (October 13, 2002) - NASCAR Busch Series driver Tim Sauter announced today his No. 19 AP Performance Racing Chevrolet will carry the colors of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the "Sam's Town 250 Benefiting St. Jude" race at ...

MEMPHIS, TN (October 13, 2002) - NASCAR Busch Series driver Tim Sauter announced today his No. 19 AP Performance Racing Chevrolet will carry the colors of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the "Sam's Town 250 Benefiting St. Jude" race at Memphis Motorsports Park, Saturday, October 19.

"I would do anything I could to support a charity like St. Jude Research Hospital which is responsible for treating thousands of children regardless of their ability to pay," explained Sauter. "There are people all over the world who need help, but none more than a sick child. We have a team member, that is a long-term cancer survivor, who owes his life to the treatment he received St. Jude. He helped us make the connection. It was a logical fit."

Sauter's red, white, and blue Chevy will carry the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital logo on the hood and a St. Jude patient's artwork will be displayed on the car's rear decklid. St. Jude's website address will be displayed on the car providing race fans with an internet site where they can learn more about how to support St. Jude's mission to find cures for children with catastrophic illnesses through research and treatment.

Helping children in need is a familiar cause for Sauter. In the early stages of their 20-year marriage, Sauter and his wife, Chris, have donated time and resources to care for foster children in their native state of Wisconsin. In much the same spirit, St. Jude Children's Research center has provided cutting edge treatment more than 19,000 children covering all costs of care beyond those reimbursable by third party payments and total costs when no insurance is available.

"The care that St. Jude gives these kids is unbelievable," explains Sauter. "Heaven forbid my family ever needed to use it, but thank goodness it is there. Placing St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on my car is an honor. There would be something truly wrong with me if I would not do this."

Sauter will take the green flag driving the St. Jude Children's Research Center Chevy in the Sam's Town 250 Benefiting St. Jude at Memphis Motorsports Park, October 19, at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The event will broadcast live on NBC Television and MRN Radio.

For More information on Tim Sauter and the AP Performance Racing team visit www.timsauter.com

ABOUT ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee, was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. The hospital is an internationally recognized biomedical research center dedicated to finding cures for catastrophic diseases of childhood. The hospital's work is supported through funds raised by the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC). ALSAC covers all costs not covered by insurance for medical treatment rendered at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Families without insurance are never asked to pay. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org

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Series Charity , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tim Sauter