Sonoma Infineon Raceway news 2009-06-12

Charity Auction Features Signed Memorabilia From Top NASCAR Drivers SONOMA, Calif. (June 12, 2009) -- Signed memorabilia from top NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will be up for grabs in both a silent and live auction at the Toyota/Save Mart 350...

Charity Auction Features Signed Memorabilia From Top NASCAR Drivers

SONOMA, Calif. (June 12, 2009) -- Signed memorabilia from top NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will be up for grabs in both a silent and live auction at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway on Sunday, June 21.

The 7th annual Charity Auction will take place in the Wine Country Winner's Circle at 11:30 a.m. (PST). Proceeds benefit Speedway Children's Charities, the charitable arm of Infineon Raceway.

The auction has generated more than $292,300 since its inception in 2003, raising $58,000 in 2008.

Some premium items include a leather jacket signed by Vallejo native Jeff Gordon, who is a five-time winner at Infineon Raceway, as well as a helmet signed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. There will also be signed items by other top drivers like Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin and Kurt Busch.

There will also be signed memorabilia from legendary Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, who has been named Grand Marshal of the race weekend. Stabler led the Raiders to their first Super Bowl win in 1977.

Race fans will also have a last chance to purchase a raffle ticket to win the Kasey Kahne Custom Chopper. The chopper was built by Orange County Choppers and tickets cost just $9 each. All proceeds from the chopper raffle benefit Speedway Children's Charities and the Kasey Kahne Foundation. Kahne will pull the winning ticket in the Wine Country Winner's Circle during the auction.

Other items race fans can expect are:
* Custom designed Dale Earnhardt Jr. quilt
* Kenny Stabler signed helmet
* Snap-on Tools - limited edition tool chest
* Jimmie Johnson signed triple magnum of Korbel
* Jimmie Johnson signed photo
* Jeff Gordon signed helmet shield
* Richard Childress signed bottle of wine
* Mark Martin signed crew shirt
* Dale Earnhardt Jr. signed crew shirt
* Casey Mears signed gloves
* Kurt Busch signed mini-helmet
* Kurt Busch signed diecast
* Sam Hornish Jr. signed crew shirt
* Jason Giambi signed baseball
* Casey Mears and Richard Childress signed crew shirts
* Juan Pablo Montoya signed crew shirt and signed diecast
* Kenny Stabler signed football
* Matt Kenseth signed crew shirt
* Richard Petty signed shirt
* Jeff Burton signed gloves

Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

WHAT: Big O Tires Racing Season Presents: Toyota/Save Mart 350

WHEN: June 19-21 (Father's Day weekend)

2008 POLE WINNER: Kasey Kahne

2008 WINNER: Kyle Busch

NOTABLE: The weekend will also feature competition in the Bennett Lane Winery 200, presented by Supercuts, NASCAR Camping World Series West event on Saturday.

START TIMES (Pacific):

Friday, June 19: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pole Day, 3:35 p.m.

Saturday, June 20: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice, 10:50 a.m.; Bennett Lane Winery 200, presented by Supercuts, 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 21 (Father's Day): Toyota/Save Mart 350, 2 p.m.

TICKETS: $25-$130 single day/$99-$180 weekend; parking is FREE

INFORMATION: 800-870-RACE, www.infineonraceway.com or www.ticketmaster.com

-credit: ir

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Series Charity , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya