Marlin, Elliott "Race for Life" event

NASCAR LEGENDS BILL ELLIOTT, STERLING MARLIN GO HEAD-TO-HEAD, ON A SMALLER OVAL, FOR CHARITY ORLANDO, Fla. (May 30, 2006) -- With more than 54 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup wins between them, including four Daytona 500 victories, Sterling Marlin and Bill ...

NASCAR LEGENDS BILL ELLIOTT, STERLING MARLIN GO HEAD-TO-HEAD, ON A SMALLER OVAL, FOR CHARITY

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 30, 2006) -- With more than 54 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup wins between them, including four Daytona 500 victories, Sterling Marlin and Bill Elliott are considered two of the greatest superspeedway drivers of all time.

The two NASCAR icons will lend their considerable experience to 12 charitable organizations Tuesday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Orlando's Magical Midway Go-Kart Track at 7001 International Drive. The event is open to the public.

Called the "Race For Life," each charity will vie for an opportunity to have their logo placed on the deck lid of Marlin's No. 14 Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevrolet at the upcoming Pepsi 400, July 1 at Daytona International Speedway.

Marlin and Elliott will provide expertise to the charities and will participate in the race finale when they go head-to-head to decide which charitable organization will ultimately win the "Race for Life."

In addition to receiving logo placement on the vehicle for the Pepsi 400, the winning charitable organization will also receive $10,000, six tickets to the Ginn Clubs & Resorts Daytona International Speedway suite,pit passes and an opportunity to meet Marlin on race day.

The 11 runner-ups will each receive a $2,500 donation.

The competition will be comprised of 12 teams of one charity organization representative and one child beneficiary. The contestants will compete at the track in a fun-filled event designed to draw attention to the charitable organization's mission and help raise awareness for 12 great causes.

Charities participating in this event are:

Give Kids the World

March of Dimes

Easter Seals

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Special Olympics

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Make-A-Wish Foundation

B.A.S.E. Camp Kids Cancer Foundation

Sunshine Foundation

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida

Great Oaks Village

Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida

Event address:
Magical Midway Go Kart Track
7001 International Drive
Orlando, Fla. (2 blocks South of Wet'N Wild)

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Series Charity , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott , Sterling Marlin