Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration to be Showcased on RCR’s No. 33 at Auto Club Speedway

The Childress Institute will also have prominent brand identification

WELCOME, N.C. (March 23, 2011) — The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation’s Centennial Celebration and the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma will be the primary sponsors of Richard Childress Racing’s No. 33 Chevrolet Impala that Clint Bowyer will drive in the March 27 Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

The Ronald Reagan Centennial is a historic, year-long celebration to commemorate the 100th birthday of the 40th President of the United States of America. A series of substantive and celebratory events, partnerships and initiatives sponsored by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation are planned throughout 2011.

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Future announcements including a second phase of RCR’s involvement with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Mike Curb will be forthcoming.

“It’s a great honor for RCR, and for me personally, to be involved with the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration through our No. 33 Chevrolet NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team,” said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. “President Reagan was one of my heroes so I’m thrilled to be able to help celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday. The No. 33 team program is the first in a series of exciting opportunities RCR is working on with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. It’s also a great opportunity to showcase the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma and the great efforts being made to save children’s lives. We appreciate Mike Curb and FullCircle for putting this program together with us.”

“I have been proud to be a part of the Ronald Reagan President Foundation since its inception. We are particularly excited about the newly renovated Library that coincides with President Reagan’s 100th Centennial celebration.” I am also very proud of my long friendship with Richard Childress and excited to be celebrating this Centennial with Richard and Clint,” said Mike Curb Owner of Curb Records.

As President, Ronald Reagan started the 1984 Firecracker 400 at Daytona where he gave the command, “Gentlemen, start your engines!” from aboard Air Force One. Later that day, Air Force One landed at Daytona International Airport behind the speedway in full view of the fans. That day, Richard Petty captured his historic 200th victoryin a car owned by Mike Curb.

“President Reagan was the first sitting U.S. President to attend a NASCAR race,” said Stewart McLaurin, Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Centennial Celebration. “As many Americans take a moment this year to remember the life, lessons and legacy of President Reagan in their own way, we are honored to have this special tribute.”

The NASCAR tribute video is available now at the Ronald Reagan Foundation’s YouTube channel located here: www.youtube.com/reaganfoundation.

Cheerios and BB&T, the No. 33 team’s primary sponsors for the majority of the season, will also have prominent identification on the car.

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About The Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Centennial Celebration is a historic, year-long celebration to commemorate the 100th birthday of America’s 40th President. The Centennial Celebration is sponsored by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. For more information, visit www.reagancentennial.com

About The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma

The Childress family founded the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma (CIPT) at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in July 2008. Serious injury is the No. 1 killer of kids in America – more than 12,000 children die each year and more than 100,000 survive with some form of a disability. The Institute is working to save children’s lives and help them recover quickly through research, education and prevention. For more information, please visit ChildressPediatricTrauma.org.

About Richard Childress Racing

Richard Childress Racing (www.rcrracing.com) has earned more than 190 victories and 12 NASCAR championships, including six in the Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. Its 2011 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes Paul Menard (No. 27 Menard’s Chevrolet), Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet), Jeff Burton (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet) and Clint Bowyer (No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet). Its Camping World Truck Series program includes 2010 Rookie of the Year Austin Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet) and Joey Coulter, Jr. (No. 22 RCR Development Chevrolet). Tim George Jr. (No 31 RCR Development Chevrolet) and Ty Dillon (No. 41 Chevrolet) will compete in the 2011 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

About FullCircle

FullCircle Ventures is a culmination of world-class representatives specializing in cultivating talent while building innovative brand partnerships. FullCircle maintains offices in New York, Toronto, Charlotte and Nashville. FullCircle’s management team brings 100 collective years of experience and a proven track record of success in the fields of athlete representation, sports management, music, entertainment and corporate sales and marketing. For additional contact information please visit our corporate website at www.FullCircle360.com.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SpeedwayMedia.com.

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