An online auction hosted by The NASCAR Foundation and benefiting Speedway Children's Charities - Charlotte Chapter, went live today on NASCAR.com with autographed items from popular NASCAR drivers.

The 10-day auction features a Richard Petty Driving Experience Rookie Experience and several autographed items including: a Wilson Leather Chase Authentics No. 17 Matt Kenseth autographed jacket (additional autographs on the jacket include Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Mark Martin, Jack Roush and several other Roush drivers); a Dale Earnhardt Jr. autographed helmet; a Ray Evernham autographed awards banquet photo from one of Jeff Gordon's championships; a Chad Little John Deere driving uniform; a Kobalt Tools press conference gift bag from the 2007 media tour; a 2004 limited edition Jeff Gordon collector's gold coin, a Bruton Smith autographed Lowe's Motor Speedway "The Beast of the Southeast" hat; a Dale Earnhardt 1:32 scale stock car collection; a Tony Stewart and Greg Zipadelli autographed 1 of 504 RCCA Elite car and many more.

In 2007, The NASCAR Foundation and Speedway Children's Charities will partner on several fundraising projects including The NASCAR Foundation Track Walks held at several tracks across the country. Track walks provide fans with the unique opportunity to experience the track from a different perspective while enjoying the sights from the actual racing surface. As a special incentive for would-be-auction bidders, anyone who wins an item featured in this auction will get to walk in the Track Walk of their choice, FREE ($30 value)!

Proceeds from the auction will benefit Speedway Children's Charities, a non-profit organization that distributes funds to charities and foundations providing medical, emotional and social services to children in need.

For additional information or to find out how to participate in the auction, visit www.speedwaycharities.org or www.nascar.com/foundation.

About Speedway Children's Charities

Speedway Children's Charities provides funds to organizations that meet the direct needs of children. From mentoring programs to camps for special-needs children, they best affect children's lives by supporting organizations that work tirelessly to see that children's needs are met and that no child is left behind regardless of illness, social environment or disability.

About The NASCAR Foundation

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., (NASCAR) launched the NASCAR Foundation in January 2006. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit entity that embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family and its commitment to serving communities. The Foundation supports a wide range of charitable initiatives that reflect the core values of the entire NASCAR Family. The NASCAR Foundation will use strength of the sport and its people to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. For more information on the NASCAR Foundation, please visit the web site:

www.nascar.com/foundation.

For additional information, contact:

Sarah Newman, The NASCAR Foundation, 704-348-9656, Amanda Hollingsworth, Speedway Children's Charities, 704-532-3318,