Fans Can Support Austin-Area Children in Need During Upcoming NASCAR at COTA Race Weekend

For the third year, Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC), the official charity of Speedway Motorsports, will encourage race fans to make a difference in the lives of Austin-area children while providing more fun ways to enjoy the March 22-24 NASCAR weekend at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) with their friends and family.

“NASCAR at COTA fans have been so generous the past two years allowing us to grant $40,000 to local children,” said Speedway Children’s Charities Texas Chapter Executive Director Marissa Chaney. “We are excited to bring these fundraising opportunities to Circuit of The Americas next weekend, allowing race fans to enhance their NASCAR experience while raising more money for Austin kids in need.”

Fans attending NASCAR at COTA can take part in any of the following events to benefit children in need in the Austin, Texas community:

Laps for Charity | Friday, March 22 from 8-10 a.m.

Enjoy the thrilling once-in-a-lifetime experience of driving your personal vehicle around the 20 turns that make up Circuit of The Americas! You and your passengers will experience the world-class circuit from behind the official COTA pace car.

Advanced registration is encouraged:

Live Auction | Friday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Don’t miss your chance to bid on unique experiences and autographed memorabilia at the Live Auction, hosted by Jose Castillo with a special appearance from NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie during the THOR Family of Companies Camper Appreciation Party in Lot N! Auction items include:

Meet-and-Greet with Multi-Platinum Country Music Superstar Riley Green
Cowboy Hat Autographed by Diamond-Certified Country Music Star Darius Rucker
Drivers Meeting Passes
Guitar Autographed by Country Artist Pat Green
And more!

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Fan Assistance Golf Cart Rides | Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24

SCC will be accepting donations on all Fan Assistance Golf Carts during NASCAR at COTA. Fan Assistance Golf Carts will be running from 1-7 p.m. Friday, from 8 a.m. to one hour post-race Saturday and from 9 a.m. to one hour post-race Sunday.

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Funds raised from these events will be distributed in the form of grants to local organizations that focus on children’s services in the greater Austin area. Earlier this year, SCC distributed $25,000 to Dell Children’s Hospital’s Mental Health Family Fund. The grant resulted from fundraising efforts during the 2023 NASCAR at COTA event.

Donations can be made any time at


Fans can purchase tickets and camping for the 2024 NASCAR at COTA weekend by visiting Three-day weekend packages start at $79 for adults and just $10 for kids 12 and under. Further details can be found on the NASCAR at COTA website.

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