Stewart's 'double duty' donation

CONCORD, N.C., (May 18, 2001) - When it's all said and done on Sun., May 27 - win or lose - Tony Stewart's Double Duty epic will have been for a very worthy cause. Tony Stewart's Double Duty entails racing in the Indianapolis 500 and the...

CONCORD, N.C., (May 18, 2001) - When it's all said and done on Sun., May 27 - win or lose - Tony Stewart's Double Duty epic will have been for a very worthy cause. Tony Stewart's Double Duty entails racing in the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. In Stewart's second attempt at this racing marathon, he has pledged to donate $100 to charity for every lap he completes. The Home Depot, Joe Gibbs Racing and Target Chip Ganassi Racing are each supporting Stewart's offer by matching the driver's tally. With 600 total laps equaling a possible combined donation of $240,000, Stewart's competitive desire will be buoyed by his generosity.

The benefactor, the Victory Junction Gang Camp, is a planned extension of the original Hole In The Wall Gang Camp founded for kids by Paul Newman. Kyle Petty, driver of the #45 Sprint Dodge and wife Pattie, who created the annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America in 1995, plan to build the Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, N.C., in honor of their late son, Adam. Like the Hole In The Wall Gang Camp and its six other sister organizations, the Victory Junction Gang Camp will be a permanent, year-round center that will accommodate children with chronic and life-threatening diseases at no cost to the children or their families.

"I'm proud to be a part of this great cause," said Stewart. "I believe in what Kyle and Pattie are doing, and hope the money we raise in one day helps them build their dream."

"A lot of folks have put in a lot of long hours to get the camp on track toward construction," said Petty. "This gift reflects a truly impressive relationship amongst the NASCAR family of drivers. The impact of this gift will help in reaching our ultimate goal of enriching the lives of children."

Groundbreaking for the camp is slated for the latter half of 2001 with construction complete in the summer of 2004. The camp will be comprised of 36 buildings including a medical center, camper cabins, dining hall, pool, arts & crafts, stables, boathouse, gym and theater.

For additional information on the Victory Junction Gang Camp or to send a donation, please contact/write:

311 Branson Mill Road Randleman, NC 27317 Office: (336) 498-9055 Fax: (336) 498-1460 Email: info@victoryjunction.org

-HDR

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Series Charity , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart , Kyle Petty , Paul Newman , Chip Ganassi
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing