ARCA Driver Christi Passmore To Give Critically Ill Children Thrill of a Life at Saturday's ARCA 400
Monday, March 3, 2003
Christi Passmore Racing will host critically ill children from Believe In Tomorrow (formerly the Grant A Wish Foundation) at 9:30 a.m. on March 8, prior to Christi's car going through pre-race inspection (car number 91 GAP Roofing).
Passmore, representatives from Believe In Tomorrow (BIT), and children they have selected to participate in the Hands On Racing Program will conduct the traditional BIT ceremony of painting the children's hand prints on Passmore¿s car. The hand prints will remain on the car during the race.
For information on the Believe In Tomorrow organization, you can visit them at www.believeintomorrow.org and follow the links to their Hands On Adventures program.
FANS READY TO RALLY: Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and Senator Mike Crotts will host an Atlanta racing rally on Thursday, March 6, at the Georgia State Capitol, and fans are invited and encouraged to attend and show their support for the sport. Gov. Perdue will host a news conference at noon on Thursday, March 6, 2003, on the north side of the State Capitol building downtown. Fans interested in attending should be at the Capitol by 11:45 a.m.
Speedway Motorsports Inc. CEO Bruton Smith, Atlanta Motor Speedway President and General Manager Ed Clark and other racing dignitaries are all expected to attend the news conference. Earlier the same day, Smith and Clark will also be introduced in the Senate chambers and presented with a proclamation from the State Senate, promising support for keeping two races in Atlanta.
Atlanta Motor Speedway's two NASCAR Winston Cup race weekends contribute $455 million annually to the Atlanta economy - more than the combined total of the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, Falcons and Thrashers. Atlanta's races also attract fans from all 50 states and as many as a dozen foreign nations, while another 10 million fans tune in worldwide.
HELP CAN HUNGER: The Salvation Army will have trucks around the track and infield at this weekend¿s Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 as they race against hunger. Fans are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation and drop it off this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway to help the more than 350,000 who benefit from The Salvation Army¿s efforts.