For Immediate Release

Auction features autographed memorabilia and more!

        CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 14, 2007) - An online auction hosted by The
NASCAR Foundation and benefiting Speedway Children's Charities - Charlotte
Chapter, went live today on with autographed items from popular
NASCAR drivers.
        The 10-day auction features a Richard Petty Driving Experience
Rookie Experience and several autographed items including: a Wilson Leather
Chase Authentics No. 17 Matt Kenseth autographed jacket (additional
autographs on the jacket include Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Mark Martin, Jack
Roush and several other Roush drivers); a Dale Earnhardt Jr. autographed
helmet; a Ray Evernham autographed awards banquet photo from one of Jeff
Gordon's championships; a Chad Little John Deere driving uniform; a Kobalt
Tools press conference gift bag from the 2007 media tour; a 2004 limited
edition Jeff Gordon collector's gold coin, a Bruton Smith autographed Lowe's
Motor Speedway "The Beast of the Southeast" hat; a Dale Earnhardt 1:32 scale
stock car collection; a Tony Stewart and Greg Zipadelli autographed 1 of 504
RCCA Elite car and many more.
        In 2007, The NASCAR Foundation and Speedway Children's Charities
will partner on several fundraising projects including The NASCAR Foundation
Track Walks held at several tracks across the country. Track walks provide
fans with the unique opportunity to experience the track from a different
perspective while enjoying the sights from the actual racing surface. As a
special incentive for would-be-auction bidders, anyone who wins an item
featured in this auction will get to walk in the Track Walk of their choice,
FREE ($30 value)!
        Proceeds from the auction will benefit Speedway Children's
Charities, a non-profit organization that distributes funds to charities and
foundations providing medical, emotional and social services to children in
        For additional information or to find out how to participate in the
auction, visit or

About Speedway Children's Charities
         Speedway Children's Charities provides funds to organizations that
meet the direct needs of children. From mentoring programs to camps for
special-needs children, they best affect children's lives by supporting
organizations that work tirelessly to see that children's needs are met and
that no child is left behind regardless of illness, social environment or

About The NASCAR Foundation
        The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., (NASCAR)
launched the NASCAR Foundation in January 2006. The Foundation is a 501
(c)(3) non-profit entity that embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family
and its commitment to serving communities.  The Foundation supports a wide
range of charitable initiatives that reflect the core values of the entire
NASCAR Family. The NASCAR Foundation will use strength of the sport and its
people to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. For more
information on the NASCAR Foundation, please visit the web site:

For additional information, contact:

Sarah Newman, The NASCAR Foundation, 704-348-9656,
Amanda Hollingsworth, Speedway Children's Charities, 704-532-3318,