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NASCAR Day Car Wash For Kids set for May 20

May 10, 2011, Official Release,

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The NASCAR community will unite to celebrate NASCAR Day on May 20 with its inaugural NASCAR Day Car Wash For Kids, a NASCAR Unites national volunteer effort and fundraiser to support children's charities across the country.

This nationwide event encourages NASCAR fans to visit their local participating race tracks and other partner locations to contribute to the goal of raising $1 million and generating one million volunteer hours for children's charities. More than 30 venues, including 15 NASCAR race tracks stretching from Concord, N.C., to Fontana, Calif., will hold car wash events and bring together fans and volunteers to help children live happier, healthier lives.

Products donated by 3M for each location include car wash and waxes which are the Official Car Appearance Products of NASCAR and will be used at each Car Wash for Kids location. Best Buy is also providing additional supplies for each event.

Proceeds from NASCAR Day Car Wash for Kids will benefit local children's charities and The NASCAR Foundation. NASCAR fans can participate by donating and having their car washed at these locations. With each washed car, the supporter will receive a NASCAR Unites wristband to showcase their passion for children's charities and encourage volunteerism in local communities. NASCAR Unites wristbands also are available for a $5.00 donation at NASCAR.COM/Unites, and at-track at the Sprint Experience display.

"The NASCAR Unites initiative is going back to basics with NASCAR Day Car Wash for Kids," said Sandy Marshall, executive director of The NASCAR Foundation. "We wanted to create an event that anyone in the industry could participate in, that would ultimately reach worthy children's causes across the nation. What better way to unite the NASCAR community than through a car wash event that unites fans across the country through volunteerism on our biggest day of celebration -- NASCAR Day."

Fans attending Sprint All-Star Week should visit the NASCAR Day Car Wash for Kids headquarters at NASCAR SpeedPark at Concord Mills in Concord, N.C. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., where volunteers and NASCAR celebrities will soap up cars in support of NASCAR Unites and NASCAR Day.

Participating locations include Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Columbus Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Elko Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Lake County Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Richmond International Raceway, Thunderhill Raceway and Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. Additionally, there will be events at select Bass Pro Shops and Freightliner Trucks locations as well as at Richard Childress Racing in Welcome, N.C.