To commemorate the fourth-annual celebration of NASCAR Day at DAYTONA USA
today, Volusia County officials and Daytona International Speedway together
proclaimed Friday, July 6, 2007 as "Speediatrics Day" in the state of Florida.
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Volusia County Co-Chair Joie Alexander, Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey and several Daytona Beach-area Chambers of Commerce members, as well as hundreds of NASCAR fans, attended the NASCAR Day celebration to help generate support to benefit The NASCAR Foundation (www.nascar.com/foundation) and, more directly, the Speediatrics Pediatric Center at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach. All funds raised for NASCAR Day in the community will stay in the community benefiting Speediatrics. Over 20,000 children annually receive care in the special Speediatrics racing themed emergency unit. The Celebration included local fans, Speedway employees, entertainment and a hot dog roast
On NASCAR Day, fans, companies, schools and organizations across the nation show their support of the charitable community of NASCAR by donating $5 for a commemorative NASCAR Day lapel pin. This year's pin was designed by NASCAR's officially-licensed artist Sam Bass.
"NASCAR Day is our signature fundraising event. The success of this event rides on the numerous organizations that participate year after year. We are so thankful for their support," said Sandy Marshall, executive director of The NASCAR Foundation.
“We’re excited to take part in such a worthy cause that will benefit thousands in Volusia County,” said Speedway President Robin Braig. “Our area Chambers, the NASCAR Foundation and NASCAR fans is a team that we’re proud to be a part of.”
Daytona International Speedway will offer special Pepsi 400 ticket offers for NASCAR Day fans as well. Those ticket packages include:
Option 1: For $85 get a Pepsi 400 Frontstretch Box seat, NASCAR Day Pin and the opportunity to participate in the Pepsi 400 Pre Race parade lap.
Option 2: For $45 get a Pepsi 400 Superstretch seat, NASCAR Day Pin and the opportunity to participate in the Pepsi 400 Pre Race parade lap.