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NASCAR Foundation to move to Daytona Beach

February 10, 2012, Official Release,

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The NASCAR Foundation, "The Heart of NASCAR," is moving to the birthplace of the stock car sanctioning body.

NASCAR president Mike Helton announced Friday that NASCAR's charitable arm will relocate to Daytona Beach, Fla., in the later part of the 2012 race season. The NASCAR Foundation's new location will be the International Motorsports Center, the corporate headquarters for NASCAR, International Speedway Corporation and GRAND-AM Road Racing.

The move will include the relocation of some of the foundation's current employees based in Charlotte, N.C., as well as a nationwide search for a new executive director. Sandy Marshall, the foundation's current executive director, will remain with the organization until a new leader is secured. The foundation will continue to maintain a strong presence in Charlotte to serve teams, drivers and industry members in their charitable endeavors.

"This move will enable The NASCAR Foundation to be fully integrated with our corporate headquarters in Daytona Beach," said Betty Jane France, the foundation's chairwoman and founder. "In a relatively short period of time, The NASCAR Foundation has built a remarkable legacy of helping communities and children, but we've only just begun. We have a bright future and big plans. This move will help us reach our goals."

The NASCAR Foundation, organized in 2006, embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family and its commitment to serving communities. The NASCAR Foundation seeks to raise funds and increase volunteerism to support nonprofit charities and charitable causes throughout the nation with an emphasis placed on initiatives that affect the ability of children to live, learn and play.

Since 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has donated more than $13 million to charitable organizations and helped provide medical treatment for more than 24,000 children annually at Speediatrics children's care units at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach and Homestead (Fla.) Hospital. In addition, the foundation has fulfilled more than 600 "NASCAR Dreams," sent more than 1,100 kids to Victory Junction Gang Camp, recruited 12,000 fans to become part of a Volunteer Network and created educational opportunities for school-aged students that help to engage them in science and engineering programs.