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CONTACT: Sarona Winfrey

Brian Briscoe


-- For Immediate Release --



FORT WORTH-DALLAS (March 19, 2004) - NASCAR legend Richard Petty and current

Nextel Cup drivers Kyle Petty and Brendan Gaughan will walk with fans around the

1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway to raise money for children's charities. The

second annual "On Track for Charity" presented by Goody's event is set for April

3 following the O'Reilly 300 NASCAR Busch Series race. Proceeds will benefit

the Victory Junction Gang Camp and Speedway Children's Charities.

Joining the Pettys and Gaughan will be select members of The Crew Chief Club,

which was formed in 1995. Members include crew chiefs Greg Zipadelli, Tommy

Baldwin, Jimmy Elledge and Ryan Pemberton along with non-active crew chiefs,

Larry McReynolds, Jimmy Makar and Robin Pemberton.

Pre-registration for the Texas event is $20 per person through April 2 and can

be done online at www.speedwaycharities.org <http://www.speedwaycharities.org>

or by calling (704) 455-4396. Participants may also register at the Goody's

Fast Relief Zone across from Gate 7 of the speedway. Fans may pre-register

Friday, April 2, from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. for $20, or sign up on event day,

Saturday, April 3, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for $25. Children under 16 years old

accompanied by an adult, can participate for free. All pre-registered

participants will receive an event T-shirt.

The walk begins 45 minutes following the O'Reilly 300. Participants should meet

in the grassy area just outside the south tunnel/Gate 8 of the speedway.

Funds raised from the "On Track for Charity" presented by Goody's event will

reach thousands of children involved in various health, education and social

programs through grants provided by Speedway Children's Charities. In addition,

funds will help bring children with life-threatening illnesses to the

racing-themed Victory Junction Gang Camp, scheduled to open in June of 2004 in

Randleman, N.C. The "On Track for Charity" events to date have raised over

$112,000, with walks last year in Charlotte, Texas, Atlanta, and Dover.

This year, the charity walk is presented by Goody's Headache Powders, one of

the most popular analgesics in the southeastern United States. The brand's

relationship with NASCAR dates back to 1977, making it the longest-standing

official sponsor of NASCAR and one of the sanctioning body's first

non-automotive sponsors. Today it continues its status as the "Official Pain

Reliever of NASCAR" and sponsors the Goody's "Extra Strength Award" in the

NASCAR Busch Series. NASCAR racing legend Richard Petty has served as the

brand's spokesperson for over 25 years.

Victory Junction Gang Camp, a Proud Charity of NASCAR, was founded by Kyle

Petty and his wife, Pattie. The camp, the only year-round multi-disease camp of

its kind in the Carolinas and Virginia, was founded in honor of their late son,

Adam. Victory Junction will include more than 36 buildings on 65 acres donated

by Richard and Lynda Petty. Like other camps under the umbrella of The

Association of Hole in the Wall Gang Camps founded by actor Paul Newman, Victory

Junction Gang Camp will be geared toward making every child's camp experience

unforgettable and empowering. For more information, visit their site at

www.victoryjunction.org <http://www.victoryjunction.org>.

SCC, also a Proud Charity of NASCAR, is a non-profit organization that raises

and distributes funds to qualified charities that specifically address the needs

of children. Since its inception in 1997, the Texas chapter has distributed

over $2.3 million to hundreds of children's charities throughout North Texas.

Additional information is available at www.speedwaycharities.org


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