~“Jaylen’s Car Wash” to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, The NASCAR Foundation~
~Want another lap for free? Purchase the one-day-only Auto Club 400 ticket package ~
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (May 10, 2011)– On Friday, May 20 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Auto Club Speedway will host the second annual “Jaylen’s Car Wash” – all in an effort to make one little boy’s, and thousands of other children’s dreams, come true. And when we’re done washing your car on pit road, dry your car off by taking a lap around the same track NASCAR stars battle bumper-to-bumper and side-by-side.
For only$20 participants will receive a pit road car wash, a lap around the track and a NASCAR Unites wristband, (all proceeds to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and The NASCAR Foundation). Five-year-old Jaylen is a LLUCH heart patient who has a dream of becoming a NASCAR driver when he grows up. Auto Club Speedway wanted to help with his dream and hosted “Jaylen’s Car Wash” last year with just that in mind. This year, the car wash is going nationwide.
“I think it’s cool that other race tracks are washing cars like we did last year,” said Jaylen. “I hope we can wash a zillion cars this time! That would be neat.”
Last year, more than 600 dirty cars showed up to take part in “Jaylen’s Car Wash” at Auto Club Speedway. This year, Auto Club Speedway is bringing more soap, more towels, more hoses and more volunteers in hopes that “a zillion” dirty cars stop by.
The car wash, a community project launched by Auto Club Speedway in support of NASCAR Day, will be replicated by almost 20 race tracks across the U.S. as part of the “NASCAR Unites” 2011 national platform. “NASCAR Unites,” is an industry initiative led by The NASCAR Foundation that creates an opportunity for NASCAR fans, drivers, teams, tracks, sponsors, employees and more to unite and make a difference in the lives of children across the nation. “NASCAR Unites” engages the sport in a collaborative effort to support children’s causes through volunteering, fundraising, sharing inspirational stories and unifying to make a difference. In addition to the car wash, Auto Club Speedway is offering a special NASCAR Day ticket package to attend the Auto Club 400 in 2012. This package is only available on the day of Jaylen’s Car Wash for those that come through the car wash or by calling 800.944.RACE (7223).
Those purchasing the $50 package (a $95 value) at the car wash will get an extra lap around the track for free as well as:
· A lower reserved seat to the Auto Club 400 (Upgrades available at additional cost)
· Pre-Race Pit Pass
· NASCAR UnitesBracelet
· NASCAR Day Charitable Donation ($5 of each package purchased will go to the NASCAR Foundation and LLUCH)
Every car washed will make a huge difference for those in need. Since 2008, Auto Club Speedway has raised over $176,000 for charity during its NASCAR Day efforts.
For more information on “Jaylen’s Car Wash” at Auto Club Speedway, visit www.autoclubspeedway.com/NASCARdayor call 800-944-RACE (7223).
About Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital- LLUCH The Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated children’s hospital in the vast geographic region of the San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties. With 277 beds dedicated just for kids, one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in the country, and more than 100,000 children that come each year, LLUCH is a major pediatric teaching facility for Loma Linda University and is part of the Loma Linda University health care system. Known worldwide as the pioneer of neonatal heart transplantation, LLUCH has performed more infant heart transplants than any other center of its kind. For more information on Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital visit www.lomalindahealth.org/childrens-hospital.
About NASCAR Unites/NASCAR Day/NASCAR Foundation “NASCAR Unites,” an industry initiative led by The NASCAR Foundation that creates an opportunity for NASCAR fans, drivers, teams, tracks, sponsors and more to unite to improve the lives of children across the nation. NASCAR Unites engages the sport in a collaborative effort to support children’s causes through fundraising, volunteering, sharing inspirational stories and unifying to make a difference including NASCAR Day –an annual charitable celebration that unifies the NASCAR community to better the lives of children. Visit www.NASCAR.COM/Unitesfor more information.
About Auto Club Speedway Auto Club Speedway, is a two-mile oval and home to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race each March. The track also hosts Historic Sports Car Festival, NHRA drag racing on the track’s Auto Club Dragway, and community events including Red White & Cruise, the annual Fourth of July celebration. In addition to auto racing and community events, the Speedway is home to numerous movie, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. The track is active for more than 320 days every year. For more information call 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.