Auto Club Speedway And Stater Bros. Team Up Again To Celebrate NASCAR Day

Supermarkets to Accept Donations for Stater Bros. Charities, NASCAR Foundation; Buy a $35 ticket / pin on Friday and Receive Victory Lane Pass, Get Picture with Trophy

NASCAR Day 2009

 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (May 11, 2009) – Auto Club Speedway today announced it has again partnered with Stater Bros. Supermarkets to celebrate NASCAR Day on May 15.  Between May 14th and May 25th, 2009, Stater Bros. locations throughout San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego and Kern Counties will accept donations to support NASCAR Day at checkout aisles.  Those who make a $5 donation will receive a NASCAR Day collectable lapel pin in exchange for their contribution. 

In addition, Auto Club Speedway announced a special ticket offer surrounding NASCAR Day.  Purchase a $35 Pepsi Rock n’ Rows ticket for the Oct. 11th Pepsi 500 Chase Race and a NASCAR Day pin for only $40.  And, if you purchase this NASCAR Day ticket package on NASCAR Day (only on Friday, May 15th), you will get to experience the festivities of Gatorade Victory Lane immediately following the race plus get your picture taken with the Pepsi 500 Trophy in Gatorade Victory Lane following the race. 

To purchase your $35 tickets and pins, visit the Speedway Ticket office or www.autoclubspeedway.com

NASCAR Day, celebrated annually on the third Friday in May is an opportunity for fans, corporations, schools and organizations to help those in need.  In the Southern California community these funds have been used to support relief efforts for thousands of families displaced by the recent wild fire evacuations, to purchase life saving equipment at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and to aid other local charities.  Last year, Auto Club Speedway raised more than $93,000 for NASCAR Day including $79,745 from their partnership with from Stater Bros. 

This year, The NASCAR Foundation and Auto Club Speedway have selected the Stater Bros. Charities as the recipient of NASCAR Day donations.  Contributions collected at Stater Bros. Supermarkets, as well as those made online or at the track, will benefit both Stater Bros. Charities and The NASCAR Foundation.  

NASCAR Day collectable lapel pins are also available for a $5 donation at the track or online at www.autoclubspeedway.com/NASCARday.  Groups or companies interested in participating in NASCAR Day fundraising activities can contact The NASCAR Foundation number at 704-348-9630.  

For more information visit www.autoclubspeedway.com/NASCARday or call (909) 429-5000.

About Auto Club Speedway
To purchase tickets to Labor Day’s biggest party, the Pepsi 500 weekend at the Auto Club Speedway of Southern California, please call 800-944-RACE or log on to www.racetickets.com.  Fans are encouraged to come early to races and take advantage of all the attractions in the Opportunity, California FanZone.  The Opportunity, California FanZone is a multi-million dollar facility enhancement including delicious food at Apex by Wolfgang Puck, the Speedway's official retail store called Impulse, amazing sounds of live bands at the entertainment stage, and shade and leisure areas.  For more information visit www.autoclubspeedway.com. 

About Stater Bros.
Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned supermarket chain in Southern California and the largest employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2008 of $3.74 billion.  In 2008, Stater Bros. contributed over $15 million in support of nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves.  The Company operates 166 Supermarkets, and there are over 19,000 members of the Stater Bros. “Family” of Employees. 

About Stater Bros. Charities
Since 1936, Stater Bros. Markets has been a pillar of support in the local community.  Last year, Stater Bros. established Stater Bros. Charities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The purpose of Stater Bros. Charities is to give back to the communities Stater Bros. Markets is privileged to serve.   

In 2008, Stater Bros. Charities donated $1.4 million to local causes.  With an emphasis on programs that benefit hunger relief, children’s welfare, education for both youth and adults, services for the elderly and care for our Nation’s Veterans, Stater Bros. Charities will be able to help with some of the most critical needs facing this region.

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