Brad Keselowski to kick off special event following the “5-hour ENERGY 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race
DOVER, Del. –Dover International Speedway will again host the NASCAR Unites Track Walk, benefiting The NASCAR Foundation and Autism Speaks, following the Saturday, June 1 “5-hour ENERGY 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and defending champion Brad Keselowski will kick off this special event, which will give fans the unique opportunity to walk the one-mile, concrete oval shortly after the NASCAR Nationwide Series race, all while raising money for a good cause.
Registration costs $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 14 and younger. Interested participants can register in advance by clicking here. There will also be an opportunity for on-site registration at The NASCAR Foundation Hauler in the FanZone, just outside Turn 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 31 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1.
Keselowski will kick the event off at approximately 5:30 p.m. on the Monster Monument, presented by AAA, in Victory Plaza with an introduction that will include a free question-and-answer session for fans. A representative from Autism Speaks and The NASCAR Foundation will then address the crowd, and participants will proceed into the track for the walk.
Walkers will depart in groups being led by dogs from PAWS for People. All walkers will have the opportunity to meet the dogs and even register, prior to the kick-off, to help walk the dogs (space is limited). PAWS for People™ (Pet-Assisted Visitation Volunteer Services, or PAWS) is a non-profit organization committed to providing therapeutic visits to any person in the community who would benefit from interaction with a well-trained, loving pet.
This marks the seventh straight year that Dover International Speedway is teaming up with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, for its spring race weekend. FedEx has again partnered with Autism Speaks at Dover for the June 2 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. All of the weekend’s planned events work to raise awareness and funds for Autism Speaks.
NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway May 31-June 2, 2013, for the June 2 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the June 1 “5-hour ENERGY 200” NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the May 31 “Lucas Oil 200” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
For tickets or more information, call 800-441-RACE or click here. You can also keep up with the Monster Mile at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway or on Twitter at @MonsterMile.