A Record NASCAR Weekend
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
More than $390,000 for Speedway Children's Charities, Texas Chapter was raised through events surrounding the Samsung RadioShack 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup weekend April 6-9th. This marks a record amount of funds raised by the Texas Chapter in one weekend.
The $390,000 total was a sum of several events held throughout the weekend including The Star-Telegram Celebrity Golf Tournament, Fandango, The Live NASCAR Memorabilia Auction, and a $100,000 gift from area businesses commemorating the tenth year of Texas Motor Speedway and honoring O. Bruton Smith, Chairman of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Mr. Smith announced at pre-race ceremonies that he would match the $100,000 from area businesses, bringing the total of the gift to $200,000.
President Bush praises Speedway Children's Charities and Texas Motor Speedway for 10 years of service during the pre-race ceremonies prior to the race. | Play Video
"We had a very successful weekend, but it couldn't happen without the support of many volunteers, our Board, and the staff of Texas Motor Speedway. There is a lot of work that goes into each one of these events. We are fortunate to have the unwavering support of the race fans and their dedication to our mission was evident this weekend in the money that was raised," said Brittnee Henry, executive director of Speedway Children's Charities.
Speedway Children's Charities will continue their slate of events for 2006 with the next event coming up on Saturday, May 13th. Laps for Charity presented by ethanol is your opportunity to drive your car on Texas Motor Speedway. See "Upcoming Events" for more information.