Help Talladega Superspeedway Provide Disaster Relief To Alabama
There's lots of ways to help Talladega Superspeedway provide disaster relief to the tornado ravaged areas of Alabama.
Talladega Superspeedway has kicked things off with a $100,000 commitment to the American Red Cross.
Donate and Drive 'DEGA - May 6-8
Race fans can do their part as well and get a chance at tackling the high-banks of Talladega in turn. For a $50 donation to the American Red Cross race fans will be able to drive their personal vehicle around the high-banks of Talladega Superspeedway, May 6 -8.
“In times of crisis it’s important for all members of the community to come together and lend a helping hand,” said Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch. “I’m challenging all our race fans and others throughout the region to come out and help our neighbors in need. Hopefully the chance to drive Talladega will provide an extra incentive to get more people involved.”
Track rides will begin at approximately 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. each day. All vehicles must be street legal and equipped with enough seatbelts for all passengers. RV’s, tractor trailers and motorcycles will not be permitted.
Cash and check donations will be accepted at the gate of Talladega Superspeedway with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross.
Blood Drive - Saturday, May 7
In addition to the track drives, the American Red Cross will also host a blood drive on Saturday, May 7 at the track.
“There’s always a strong need for blood following a natural disaster,” said Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch. “We discussed it with the Red Cross and since we are expecting a great crowd for the track drives on Saturday, we thought it would be a great opportunity to give fans a chance to make blood donations as well. Race fans will have a chance to help out twice this weekend; both monetarily and with the gift of life. We all need to lend a helping hand during these difficult times.”
The blood drive will correspond with the track drives on Saturday, opening at 9 am and closing at approximately 2 pm.
Can't Make It To The Track? Donate at a Talladega Superspeedway Sponsor Location
Aaron’s and America’s First Federal Credit Union are accepting donations to aid in the relief efforts at store and branch locations throughout Alabama. Race fans that want to make their donations early can bring $50 to any Aaron’s store in Alabama to receive a receipt to drive the track. The receipt must be presented at Talladega on the day of the drive.
Talladega Superspeedway and The NASCAR Foundation are partnering to raise additional funds for storm ravaged areas throughout the Southeast. Through WWW.NASCAR.COM/Unites The NASCAR Foundation will raise funds through donations of $5 for NASCAR Unites wristbands and through an online auction of driver memorabilia collected in the coming weeks at NASCAR tracks.
“Our hearts go out to those affected by the recent disasters in the South. Through NASCAR Unites we will offer a way for fans and the industry to come together to raise funds and volunteer to help support the relief efforts. We are grateful for Talladega Superspeedway’s leadership and quick response to the immediate needs of their community,” said Sandy Marshall, Executive Director of The NASCAR Foundation.
NASCAR Unites wristbands can be purchased at http://store.nascar.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11551912. For more information on the NASCAR Foundation auction, please visit WWW.NASCAR.COM/Unites