Car Wash Fundraiser to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and The NASCAR Foundation

Joliet, Ill. — May 10, 2011 —

In an effort to help children lead happier, healthier lives, Chicagoland Speedway will unite to celebrate NASCAR Day on May 20 with the NASCAR Day Car Wash for Kids. Chicagoland Speedway will join more than 20 locations stretching from Concord, N.C. to Fontana, Calif. uniting for the NASCAR Day Car Wash for Kids.

Chicagoland Speedway’s Car Wash for Kids event will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. located in the infield off Laraway Road (enter through Gate 5). For a $10 donation, attendees will receive a car wash, photo of their car in Gatorade Victory Lane and a NASCAR Unites wristband.

"Chicagoland Speedway is proud to be a part of NASCAR Day," said Scott Paddock, President of Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway. "In our continued commitment to give back to the local community we are a part of, we’re honored to be partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties. We encourage all our fans and local residents to come out, experience our terrific venue and participate in a worthwhile cause that provides support to our local charitable organizations."

Funds raised through the NASCAR Day Car Wash for Kids event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and The NASCAR Foundation. As a proud United Way member agency, Big Brothers Big Sisters is a donor & volunteer-supported organization proven to help at-risk children of single, low-income and/or incarcerated parents, succeed through one-to-one mentoring relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters is successful in mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all. The NASCAR Foundation is committed to children’s causes and, through the NASCAR Unites campaign, has vowed to raise $1 million and generate 1 million volunteer hours in 2011.

"Big Brothers Big Sisters is excited about this first time partnership with the Chicagoland Speedway and The NASCAR Foundation" said Lisa Morel Las

, Chief Executive Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters. "Through the generosity of donors and volunteers, Big Brothers Big Sisters is able to change the lives of children in the community by matching them with a caring and carefully screened adult."

The NASCAR Day Car Wash for Kids will mark the eighth annual charitable celebration of NASCAR Day. To date NASCAR Day has raised more than $8 million for The NASCAR Foundation, sent more than 500 kids to Victory Junction, treated more than 19,000 pediatric patients annually at Speediatrics units and granted more than 500 NASCAR-themed wishes.

Turtle Wax has partnered with Chicagoland Speedway for NASCAR Day Car Wash for Kids to provide car wash and waxes which are used at Turtle Wax Car Wash Center’s six Chicagoland locations.

For tickets to Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway events, visit or call 1-888-629-RACE (7223).

Chicagoland Speedway’s 2011 Schedule:

Date Event

June 4 STP 300 (NASCAR Nationwide Series)

Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 150 (ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards)

Sept 16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Sept 17 Dollar General 300 presented by Coca-Cola (NASCAR Nationwide Series)

Sept 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Route 66 Raceway’s 2011 Schedule:

Date Event

June 10-12 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series

June 23-26 NMRA NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing

July 7-10 O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals (NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series)

Sept 15 *Traxxas Torc, The Off-Road Championship Series

*At the Route 66 dirt oval

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Chicagoland Speedway

Celebrating its 10

th year of racing, Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5-mile, paved oval race track located in Joliet, Ill. The track has hosted racing events of the major U.S. racing series, and currently conducts races in all three NASCAR national series, including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Along with Route 66 Raceway, a drag racing facility located on the same property, Chicagoland Speedway is wholly-owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC), a major promoter of motorsports activities. ISC owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major racing venues, including Daytona International Speedway. For more information on Chicagoland Speedway, visit

The NASCAR Foundation

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Inc., (NASCAR) launched The NASCAR Foundation in January 2006. The Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit entity that embodies the compassion of the NASCAR family and its commitment to serving communities. The NASCAR Foundation seeks to raise funds and increase volunteerism to support nonprofit charities and charitable causes throughout the nation with an emphasis placed on initiatives that affect the ability of children to live, learn and play.

The NASCAR Foundation recently launched NASCAR Unites, a campaign focused on raising $1 million and generating one million volunteer hours for children’s charities. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation and NASCAR Unites, please visit the website: WWW.NASCAR.COM/foundation and WWW.NASCAR.COM/unites.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families, or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer

supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles").

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a system of ongoing evaluation and support that is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that "Littles" will perform better in school and avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others.

To find out more information, visit or call (815) 723-BBBS.

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