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posted September 14, 2001 05:52 PM
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY TO HELP WITH NATIONAL TRAGEDY DONATIONS
FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Sept. 14, 2001) - Employees of Texas Motor Speedway will be out early on Monday morning, Sept. 17, at Grapevine Mills Mall in Grapevine, Texas, to help collect donations for the national tragedy our nation has faced. The speedway is joining volunteers from the American Red Cross and ABC radio stations WBAP (820 AM),
KSCS (96.3 FM), ESPN (103.3 FM), KMEO (Memories 96.7 FM) and Radio Disney (620 AM), as well as KXAS-TV (NBC-5) in a day long effort to lend a helping hand to those effected by the attack on New York and Washington, D.C. The public is invited to drive by and donate their change that will help "Change the World".
"Our nation faces some very difficult and challenging days ahead," speedway general manager Eddie Gossage said. "Now is the time for each of us to reach out and do what we can to help our fellow Americans. Collecting donations to send to those in need is a way in which we can show our support for our great country."
Volunteers will be in place from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday at the south parking lot (1-A) at Grapevine Mills, located at the intersection of Highway 121 and Highway 26 in Grapevine. Indy Racing driver Greg Ray and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver David Starr will join Gossage and the group of volunteers on hand to take the donations. In addition, the speedway will be handing out thousands of American flags that were originally intended to be given to fans at the Chevy 500 this weekend.
On Thursday, Sept. 12, the RPM Week-Texas activities at Texas Motor Speedway were postponed in wake of the aftermath of the national tragedy earlier this week. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Silverado 350 has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m., and the Indy Racing Northern Light Series Chevy 500 is rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, at 3:00 p.m. The Dirt Track races have been cancelled.
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