Rides for charity, live auction among ways fans can support Speedway Children’s Charities this weekend

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) – A world-class NASCAR driver will head to Victory Lane after the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 Sunday, but thanks to the efforts of Speedway Children’s Charities, he will not be the only winner of the weekend. Through a variety of different initiatives, Speedway Children’s Charities will use the weekend to raise funds to support local nonprofits in the community.

Here are a few things fans can do to help support this amazing organization:

  • Tours for charity: NASCAR drivers aren’t the only ones who can lap around the innovative 2.28-mile ROVAL™ this weekend. From 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, a few hours before the race, fans will be able to drive their personal vehicles onto the track to donate to Speedway Children’s Charities. Fans can register for the Laps for Charity event at www.speedwaycharities.org/events. As places are limited, pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
  • Live raffle: Following Sunday’s Trackside Live, fans will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of unique racing-themed items and experiences in a live auction to benefit Speedway Children’s Charities. Items available for auction include: a helmet autographed by Chase Elliott, Rick Hendrick and Jeff Gordon; a steering wheel signed Joey Logano; a North Wilkesboro Speedway hat autographed by Dale Earnhardt Jr.; two Rick Ware Racing pit seats for the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400; and Dale Earnhardt Sam Bass signed print by Richard Childress.
    Don’t want to wait until Sunday? No problem. An online auction open through Thursday includes a meet and greet with Corey LaJoie, a custom wood carving of an owl and two passes for the exclusive Speedway Club Champagne Toast with Bank of America winner ROVAL™ 400 from Sunday. All proceeds benefit Speedway Children’s Charities. Visit www.sccauctions.com for more details or to make an offer.
  • 50/50 raffle: Kids and one lucky fan will win big with the Speedway Children’s Charities 50/50 draw. Throughout the weekend, volunteers will be present in the fan zone, along the hall and in the stands to collect donations. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Charlotte-area nonprofits through Speedway Children’s Charities. The other half will be given to the lucky winner.
  • Golf cart rides: Charity volunteers will assist fans around the property by providing golf cart rides. Give them up for a ride and all tips will go directly to helping children in need here in the greater Charlotte community.

The Charlotte Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities is one of eight located at Speedway Motorsports racing facilities across the country. Since its inception in 1982, Speedway Children’s Charities has awarded more than $61 million to nonprofit organizations across the country.

For more information about Speedway Children’s Charities or to find out how to volunteer or donate, visit www.speedwaycharities.org.


To purchase tickets for the Drive for the Cure 250 and Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 races, fans can purchase online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call 1-800-455-FANS (3267). Kids 12 and under get in all weekend for just $10. Tickets also include access to one of three nights of top musical acts, including concerts by Poison frontman Bret Michaels on Friday, October 7; rock band 3 Doors Down on Saturday October 8; and a pre-race concert with rap superstar Nelly ahead of Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL™ 400.

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