Speedway Children's Charities changes format for annual NASCAR driver auction

Tuesday, Feb 15 3096

The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will present its annual AutoTrader.com Racing Memorabilia Auction under a new format for 2011. SCC will conduct both an online auction and a live auction to give race fans the opportunity to ride around the track in the back of a pick-up truck with their favorite NASCAR driver during the pre-race driver introduction lap.

The Ride of a Lifetime online auction is under way and will conclude Feb. 27. To bid on your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series or NASCAR Nationwide Series star, please visit


A live auction for Sprint Cup Series drivers for the March 6 Kobalt Tools 400 will be held at LVMS in the Sprint Experience on the midway immediately following the Sam’s Town 300 on

Saturday, March 5.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers who will be auctioned off in the live auction in the Sprint Experience (following the Sam’s Town 300) on March 5 include: Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick,

Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton, Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers who will be auctioned off in the online auction through Feb. 27 at www.sccrideofalifetime.com include: Dale Earnhardt Jr., David Reutimann, Jamie

McMurray, Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne, Mark Martin, David Ragan, Robby Gordon, Marcos Ambrose, Joey Logano, Paul Menard, David Gilliland, Ryan Newman, Juan Pablo Montoya, Bobby

Labonte, Martin Truex Jr. and Brian Vickers.

NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers who will be auctioned off in the online auction at www.sccrideofalifetime.com include: Kenny Wallace, Elliott Sadler, Danica Patrick, Kyle Busch, Denny

Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Justin Allgaier, Mark Martin, Kevin Harvick, Jason Leffler, Carl Edwards, Steve Wallace, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Aric Almirola and Trevor Bayne.

Making a difference in a child's life is the focus of Speedway Children's Charities. SCC strives to do this in collaboration with the non-profit organizations it supports nationwide. Individually,

SCC's local chapters identify the needs of children in their communities and award grants to organizations that address them. Last December, the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities

granted $255,000 to 44 local children's causes during its annual grant distribution ceremony. For more information, please call Las Vegas SCC director Rachel Commeford at (702) 632-8242.

NASCAR Weekend begins on Thursday, March 3 with a full day of NASCAR Nationwide Series practice and a free driver autograph session. Stratosphere Pole Day features practice for both

the Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and Sam’s Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race as well as qualifying for the Kobalt Tools 400 on Friday, March 4. The Sam’s Town

300 is set for Saturday, March 5 and the Kobalt Tools 400 will run on Sunday, March 6. Two nights of World of Outlaws racing will take place on the dirt track March 2 and 3.