NASCAR goes 'on track for charity'

NASCAR TO GO "ON TRACK FOR CHARITY" BENEFITING VICTORY JUNCTION GANG CAMP AND SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES The Tyson Fun Walk event is Saturday, November 5, 2005 at Texas Motor Speedway CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 1, 2005) -- The National ...


The Tyson Fun Walk event is Saturday, November 5, 2005 at Texas Motor Speedway

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 1, 2005) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced the Tyson Fun Walk NASCAR On Track for Charity fundraising event will take place Saturday, Nov. 5 at Texas Motor Speedway. The charity walk will begin one hour after the O'Reilly Challenge NASCAR Busch Series race on Nov. 5. (2 p.m. on TNT). NASCAR fans participating in the event will have the opportunity to walk on the racetrack to get an exclusive look at the "The Great American Speedway," while contributing to the benefit of thousands of children.

Together with Tyson, the national title sponsor of NASCAR On Track for Charity, NASCAR is continuing to pledge its support for the Victory Junction Gang Camp and Speedway Children's Charities. The Victory Junction Gang Camp, a non-profit organization founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their late son, Adam, provides extraordinary, race-themed, camping experiences to children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Speedway Children's Charities, also a non-profit organization, aids children in need of medical, educational or social services by supporting hundreds of non-profit charities that provide those services effectively.

The online pre-registration fee for the Tyson Fun Walk is $20 until Nov. 3 and $25 at the track; children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and can participate for free. All registered participants will receive a T-shirt. Fans can register online at or by calling (704) 455-4396 for more information. Registration will also be held at the Tyson Fun Walk Tent located across from Gate 7 outside of Hospitality Village.

"As a proud partner of the motorsports community, we're thrilled to be part of the Tyson Fun Walk at the Texas Motor Speedway," said Bob Corscadden, Tyson's senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "The spirit of this walk is very much in line with Tyson Foods' longstanding commitment to empowering and improving the lives of people in need."

In addition to Tyson, Goody's will continue to partner with NASCAR for the event, serving as National Associate Sponsor. "This is our second year of taking part in the Fun Walk/On Track for Charity event, and we have been involved with The Victory Junction Gang Camp from the very beginning," says Alan McKirby, senior brand manager for Goody's. "These walks are truly a great experience for fans and help to raise much-needed funds to support two great causes."

For more information, about the Victory Junction Gang Camp, visit their site at For additional information on Speedway Charities and to register for the walk, please visit their site at

About Tyson Foods Tyson Foods, Inc. [NYSE: TSN], founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is the world's largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork and the second-largest food company in the Fortune 500. The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products, which are marketed under the "Powered by Tyson(tm)" strategy. Tyson is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves, providing products and service to customers throughout the United States and more than 80 countries. Tyson has approximately 114,000 Team Members employed at more than 300 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world.

About NASCAR The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR), which began in 1948, is the sanctioning body for one of America's premier sports. NASCAR is the No. 1 spectator sport -- holding 17 of the top 20 attended sporting events in the U.S., the No. 2 rated regular-season sport on television with broadcasts in over 150 countries, and has 75 million fans who purchase over $2 billion in annual licensed product sales. These fans are the most brand loyal in all of sports and as a result, more Fortune 500 companies participate in NASCAR than any other sport.

NASCAR consists of three major national series (NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series) as well as eight regional series and one local grassroots series. NASCAR sanctions 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 38 states, Canada and Mexico. Based in Daytona Beach (Fla.), NASCAR has offices in Bentonville (Ark.), Charlotte (N.C.), Concord (N.C.), Conover (N.C.), Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City and Toronto.


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