The Home Depot to Donate $200 to Charity for Every Lap Stewart Leads at Bristol in Honor of his 200th Nextel Cup Start BRISTOL, Tenn., (Aug. 27, 2004) - Saturday night's Sharpie 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway...
The Home Depot to Donate $200 to Charity for Every Lap Stewart Leads at Bristol in Honor of his 200th Nextel Cup Start
BRISTOL, Tenn., (Aug. 27, 2004) - Saturday night's Sharpie 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway marks the 200th Nextel Cup start for Tony Stewart, driver of the #20 Home Depot Chevrolet for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Stewart's 199 previous starts have all come while driving for the #20 team, and in honor of the team's 200th start, The Home Depot is pledging $200 for every lap Stewart leads in the Sharpie 500. And regardless of how the race unfolds, The Home Depot will donate a minimum of $20,000 to the Tony Stewart Foundation.
"The Home Depot is one of the most charitable companies in the world," said Stewart, winner of the 2001 night race at Bristol, "and their associates are the leaders when it comes to donating their time to charity. I'm thrilled they have offered this pledge in honor of our 200th start. I'm going to do everything I can to keep the #20 Home Depot Chevrolet out front all night."
Established in August of 2003, the Tony Stewart Foundation was created to raise funds for future donation to groups caring for chronically ill children and drivers injured in motorsports activities, as well as to support other charitable organizations in the protection of various animal species. Charities actively supported by the Foundation include the Ronald McDonald House, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Indiana Special Olympics, Greyrescue (Greyhound Rescue Organization), the Charlotte (N.C.) Metropolitan Zoo, and Kyle & Pattie Petty's Victory Junction Gang Camp, where last October the Foundation announced a $1 million pledge. For more information, visit www.tonystewart.com.