Daytona 500: Race Fans for a Cure

"Race Fans For A Cure<FONT SIZE="-1"><SUP>TM</SUP></FONT>" Visits Daytona International Speedway On February 14th-17th DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 11, 2002 - Race fans this season can once again join Dale and Kelley Jarrett,...

"Race Fans For A Cure<FONT SIZE="-1"><SUP>TM</SUP></FONT>" Visits Daytona International Speedway On February 14th-17th

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 11, 2002 - Race fans this season can once again join Dale and Kelley Jarrett, Ford Credit and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in their endeavor to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease, and the first opportunity starts Thursday, Feb. 14, at Daytona International Speedway. By visiting the Race Fans for a Cure(tm) display booth at the Ford midway tent located outside of turn four of the speedway from Thursday, Feb. 14, to Sunday, Feb. 17, fans can play an important role in the continued fight against breast cancer.

Race Fans for a Cure<FONT SIZE="-1"><SUP>TM</SUP></FONT> - a joint initiative involving Ford Credit, Dale and Kelley Jarrett and the Komen Foundation - will be at Daytona International Speedway between 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday. Fans can also make donations through www.racefansforacure.com. Race Fans for a Cure<FONT SIZE="-1"><SUP>TM</SUP></FONT> display booths received $51,458.93 in donations from race fans in 2001. With a matching donation from Ford Credit, the total presented to the Komen Foundation last year was $102,917.86.

Ford Credit, associate sponsor of the No. 88 NASCAR Winston Cup Taurus driven by Dale Jarrett, sponsors a Race Fans for a Cure<FONT SIZE="-1"><SUP>TM</SUP></FONT> display booth at various NASCAR events and Ford Racing Fan Appreciation Days during the season. Race Fans for a Cure<FONT SIZE="-1"><SUP>TM</SUP></FONT> is an initiative designed to increase awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection. The display booth offers information about the Komen Foundation, its mission, the three steps to early breast cancer detection and is equipped to accept donations from fans.

For a $1 donation, fans can personalize a pink paper ribbon and receive a keepsake enamel ribbon pin to show their support. In addition, Race Fans for a Cure<FONT SIZE="-1"><SUP>TM</SUP></FONT> offers an exclusive, collectible tin to generate funds for the fight against breast cancer. This tin, containing two Dale Jarrett No. 88 die-cast cars, is available to those making a donation of $20 or more. All proceeds go to the Komen Foundation to support the fight against breast cancer through funding of innovative research and community-based outreach programs.

In addition, since 1998, Ford Credit has donated money to the Komen Foundation for every top-three finish and pole position (fastest qualifying time) that Dale Jarrett collects during the season. Since its inception, Ford Credit has donated $585,000 to the Komen Foundation based on Jarrett's on-track performance and end-of-season bonuses - including $92,500 in 2001. Ford Credit gives the Komen Foundation $10,000 for each of Dale's victories, $7,500 for each second-place finish, $5,000 for each third-place finish, and $5,000 for each pole won.

To learn more about Race Fans for a Cure<FONT SIZE="-1"><SUP>TM</SUP></FONT>, the Komen Foundation, Ford Credit and their efforts to help raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection, fans can log on to www.racefansforacure.com.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at age 36. Today, the Foundation is an international organization with a network of over 70,000 volunteers working through local Affiliates and Komen Race for the Cure® events to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. The Foundation runs one of the most innovative, responsive grant programs in breast cancer today. In addition to funding research, the Foundation and its Affiliates fund community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects for the medically underserved.

Ford Credit is a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company and the world's largest provider of automotive finance. It serves more than 10 million customers in 40 countries.

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Series Charity , NASCAR
Drivers Dale Jarrett