Many of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series biggest names will be up for grabs in an effort to help children's charities throughout North Texas.

This is also your chance to take part in Chevrolet's Ride of a Lifetime. Be the highest bidder and ride in the back of a Chevy Silverado with one of your favorite NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers.

Race fans can bid on a chance to ride with one of their favorite NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers through the Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter Live Memorabilia Auction on November 3rd at Texas Motor Speedway. Fans with the winning bids will ride with their driver as part of pre-race introductions for the November 4 Dickies 500.

Drivers participating are: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Mark Martin, Elliott Sadler, Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson.

The Chevrolet's Ride of a Lifetime driver auction is part of the live NASCAR memorabilia auction which is open to all fans. The event is held in Hospitality Village one hour following the Saturday, November 3, O'Reilly Challenge NASCAR Busch Series race. The driver auction will be the highlight of the day which will also include racing collectibles such as sheet metal, autographed helmets and photos, racing suits and more up for bid. Race fans will also have the chance to bid on Sparky's Arctic Cat 500 Four Wheeler donated by NGK Spark Plugs USA.

"Riding with a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver in the parade lap is a chance of a lifetime," said Wendy Odenbach, director of the Texas chapter of SCC. "We are fortunate to have some of the series top drivers participating this year so we hope the fans come ready to bid and help us raise money for local kids in need."

All auction proceeds go to Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter.

Speedway Children's Charities is a non-profit organization that raises and distributes funds to qualified charities that specifically address the needs of children. Since its inception in 1997, the Texas Chapter has distributed over $4.5 million to hundreds of children's charities throughout North Texas.

For more information visit or contact the Speedway Children's Charities office at (817) 215-8421.