Officials from Atlanta Motor Speedway will assist The Salvation Army by seeking donations to the organization's recognizable Red Kettle Campaign on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the Walmart on Tara Boulevard in Lovejoy.

Atlanta Motor Speedway staff members will ring the bell at The Salvation Army Red Kettle location from 9:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. and local racing fans are encouraged to visit and donate to the Red Kettle Campaign.

Fans will also have the opportunity to speak to Atlanta Motor Speedway president Ed Clark, who will work The Salvation Army station from noon through 12:30 p.m., and the first five donating fans to say "Night Race 2011" to Clark will win a 2010 official event pit cap from Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign provides Christmas dinners, clothing and toys to families in need, in addition to aiding seniors and the homeless. The Red Kettle campaign began in 1891 and assists more than four-and-a-half million citizens in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays each year.

In addition to contributing in person, donations can be accepted online by visiting