The Atlanta chapter of Speedway Children's Charities will host two fundraising events preceding the Kobalt Tools 500 on March 8, the 2nd Annual Clay Shoot on March 5 and the Fast Talk presented by AutoTrader.com at Club One on March 6.

The 2nd Annual Clay Shoot will feature instruction from the USA Olympic Shooting team and 2008 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Benson will be in attendance in addition to other NASCAR drivers and celebrities.

The SCC Clay Shoot will be hosted at the Cherokee Rose Sporting Resort in Griffin, just minutes from Atlanta Motor Speedway, and prizes will be awarded to the top-three finishers in each of three divisions. On-site registration begins at noon on Thursday, March 5 or you can register in advance online at www.speedwaycharities.org.

One night later, Fast Talk presented by AutoTrader.com will include dinner, drinks and a viewing of Georgia Power Qualifying Night from one of the most unique and luxurious seats in NASCAR, Atlanta Motor Speedway's Club One. The event will also feature a post-qualifying question-and-answer session.

The question-and-answer session will feature notable NASCAR luminaries, including Speedway Motorsports, Inc. owner Bruton Smith and NASCAR president Mike Helton, among other speakers. The event will be hosted by Performance Racing Network's Doug Rice. Fans wanting to attend can register online at www.speedwaycharities.org.

Updates to the NASCAR drivers and celebrities attending these events will be posted to www.speedwaycharities.org as confirmed. For more information on either event or Speedway Children's Charities, please contact Shaun Birindelli at .

Making a difference in a child's life is the focus of Speedway Children's Charities and we strive to do this in collaboration with the non-profit organizations we support nationwide.

Individually, SCC's local chapters identify the needs of children in their communities and award grants to local organizations that address them.