[media-credit name=”doverinternationalspeedway.com” align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]The NASCAR Unites Track Walk and Sunoco Free Fuel 5k Run, benefiting Autism Speaks and The NASCAR Foundation, to be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012, following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway
DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway will host The NASCAR Unites Track Walk and Sunoco Free Fuel 5k Run, benefiting Autism Speaks and The NASCAR Foundation, on June 2, 2012, after the “5-hour ENERGY 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
Participants will have the unique opportunity to walk or run around the concrete oval at Dover International Speedway, all while raising money for The NASCAR Foundation and Autism Speaks. Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota, will be on hand to meet with fans, and other NASCAR celebrities will be announced as they are confirmed on DoverSpeedway.com, as well as at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway and on Twitter at @MonsterMile.
“Sunoco is proud to support Autism Speaks,” said Andrew Kabakoff, Sunoco brand manager. “We can think of no better way to kick off our Free Fuel 5000 promotion than to support such an amazing cause in our own backyard.”
For the past six years, Dover International Speedway has partnered with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, most notably with the help of FedEx Corp. in the May 2011 and June 3, 2012 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. The track walk, along with the race entitlement with FedEx, is just another way to help raise funds and awareness for Autism Speaks throughout race weekend.
Fans of all ages can register either online at NASCAR.COM/Unites, or at the track on race weekend by visiting The NASCAR Foundation display in the FanZone, located just outside Turn 4 of the track. Registration costs just $11 for the walk, as well as for the 5K run. All participants, including online registrants, must stop by the registration booth at The NASCAR Foundation display on race weekend to sign waivers and pick up their free event t-shirts.
NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on June 1-3, 2012 with the June 3 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the June 2 “5-hour ENERGY 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the June 1 “Lucas Oil 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com. You can also keep up with the Monster Mile at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway or on Twitter at @MonsterMile.
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About Dover Motorsports, Inc.
Dover Motorsports, Inc. is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tennessee. For further information, log on to www.DoverMotorsports.com.
About NASCAR Unites
NASCAR Unites brings the passion and power of an entire sport together to make the world we live in a better place. This industry-wide initiative creates an opportunity for NASCAR fans, drivers, teams, tracks, sponsors and more to unite to improve the lives of those in need across the nation through volunteering, raising awareness and utilizing the assets of the sport to make a difference. For more information, visit NASCAR.COM/Unites. Follow NASCAR Unites on Facebook.com/NASCARUnites or on Twitter: @NASCARUnites.
About Sunoco and the Free Fuel 5000
Sunoco is a leading transportation fuel provider with operations located primarily in the East Coast and Midwest regions of the United States. The company sells transportation fuels through more than 4,900 branded retail locations in 23 states. APlus convenience stores are operated by the company or independent dealers in more than 600 of its retail locations. Known for quality, Sunoco is the official fuel of both NASCAR and the Izod IndyCar Series – the two premier racing circuits in the United States. From June through August, drivers sporting the Sunoco decal on their car have a chance to get spotted when they stop by a participating Sunoco location. Those spotted drivers will win a Sunoco gas card instantly, and be entered into the grand prize drawing for 5,000 gallons of Sunoco gasoline. In a car that gets at least 20 miles per gallon, that’s enough gasoline to travel 100,000 miles.