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Taste of the 24 presented by Halifax Health kicks off new scholarship program

December 20, 2013, NASCAR Official Release,

A minimum of 10 $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to Volusia County students

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In advance of the Taste of the 24 presented by Halifax Health scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, The NASCAR Foundation is proud to announce the launch of a new scholarship program benefitting Volusia County (Fla.) high school seniors who plan to enroll fulltime in a two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in Florida during the 2014-2015 academic school year.

Beginning Friday, Dec. 20 students can access application materials at Only the first 200 submissions will be accepted, and they must be postmarked no later than Feb. 20, 2014. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on factors including academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors and awards, work experience and financial need. The NASCAR Foundation will announce a minimum of 10 winners, who will each receive a one-time $2,500 scholarship, in May 2014.

This all-new scholarship program is driven by The NASCAR Foundation’s commitment to serving communities in which children live, learn and play. Through its fundraising efforts and events like Taste of the 24, The NASCAR Foundation has contributed more than $17 million in charitable support to initiatives that further this mission.

Held during the 52nd running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Taste of the 24 presented by Halifax Health will raise funds for this scholarship program, thus ensuring all proceeds benefit the Volusia County community.

This year’s event will feature 23 of Central Florida’s finest restaurants showcasing their best menu items. Restaurants include Amber’s Jewel Catering; Backyard Boys Bar-B-Que; Bahama Breeze; Blue Grotto; Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.; Café Heavenly; Chart House; Cornerstone Café; Daytona Taproom; Dimitri’s Bar Deck & Grill; Heavenly Cheesecakes & Chocolates, Inc.; Hidden Treasure Rum Bar & Grille; Joe’s Crab Shack; Lost Lagoon Wings & Grill; Mai Tai Bar; Malcolm’s at LPGA; Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille; Panheads Pizzeria; Sinatra’s L’Aldila Ristoranté; Sloppy Joe’s Daytona Beach; SoNapa Grille; Stonewood Grill & Tavern; and Sweet Marlays’ Coffee.

Offering Central Florida residents and racing fans a unique dining experience in the corporate suites high atop the backstretch grandstands, attendees will enjoy a variety of menu items along with music and views of non-stop racing.

All-inclusive admission to the Taste of the 24 includes one weekend pass to the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Sprint FANZONE access, Budweiser Party Porch access, free premier parking and a chance to win a Rolex watch. Event tickets are limited and are $95 for adults and $24 for children 12 and younger and can be purchased at


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