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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2016
Gentlemen, start your engines – or your coolers!
Four drivers will compete on coolers at Race Fever 2016 – Friday, April 29
TALLADEGA, AL – Four of NASCAR’s Xfinity Series drivers – Ross Chastain, Ryan Preece, Ryan Reed and Garrett Smithley – will test their skill in the “coolest” event of the Talladega Superspeedway race weekend. The drivers will be racing motorized coolers during the 31st annual Race Fever at the FOX Sports 1 Dome which benefits the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Foundation.
The motorized “Cruzin’ Cooler” race has become a unique and entertaining tradition of the live auction and the coolers have become a popular auction item with fans attending the event. Darrell Waltrip is host for the live auction and former driver Phil Barkdoll serves as auctioneer.
Race Fever, begun in 1985 by NASCAR’S Bill France Jr. to benefit children and adults with hearing and vision loss at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, brings drivers and fans together for a night of silent and live auction of racing memorabilia, autographs, interviews and a barbecue dinner by Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q.
Many unique items will be featured in the auction including autographed racing helmets and flag, a Charlie Daniels autographed fiddle, an autographed Jack Daniels Oak Barrel, and one-of-kind experiences including driver handshakes, a trip to victory lane, a Colorado elk hunt or a Minnesota fishing trip with Jay Dudek.
Event tickets are $50, or buy a table for 8 for $375, and benefit the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Foundation, designated charity of Talladega Superspeedway. For additional information or to purchase tickets, call (256) 761-3369 or visit www.RaceFever.org.
About Race Fever
Former NASCAR Chairman, the late Bill France Jr. organized the first Race Fever event to benefit children and adults served by AIDB and today is the largest source of unrestricted funds for the AIDB Foundation. Through the continued support and coordination between NASCAR, the racing community, AIDB and Talladega Superspeedway, Race Fever has grown steadily and raised over $4.2 million for AIDB Foundation, the designated charity of Talladega Superspeedway. For more information, visit www.RaceFever.org.
About Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
At Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB), the education continuum begins at birth and lasts a lifetime. AIDB is uniquely known as the world’s most comprehensive education and service program for children and adults of all ages with hearing and vision loss. We serve more than 20,500 individuals each year in all 67 counties of the state. This commitment to excellence is carried out through three residential schools, serving children, ages 3 to 21 from across the state (Alabama School for the Deaf, Alabama School for the Blind and Helen Keller School of Alabama) in addition to an education and rehabilitation program for adults, ages 16 and older (Gentry Facility), an industrial, manufacturing complex (Alabama Industries for the Blind) and a statewide network of regional centers (Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and Tuscumbia). For a tour or additional information about AIDB, call 256‐761‐3206 or visit www.AIDB.org.
About Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway is NASCAR’s Most Competitive Track (record 88 lead changes in 188 laps), most banked (33 degrees), and longest (2.66 miles), as well as the most fun and fan-friendly, offering up hundreds of acres of free camping, amazing kids ticket prices and special offers for military members and college students. The historic venue, built in 1969, is NASCAR’s “Party Capital” thanks to the track’s infamous infield, which features the traditional Saturday Night Concert and the world renowned Talladega Blvd, home of the “Big One on the Blvd” party. It is the site of the most comfortable seats in motorsports, large video viewing boards (a new initiative planned for future implementation at all ISC tracks) lining the frontstretch and endless activities for fans throughout its event weekends. Talladega Superspeedway’s next NASCAR weekend is set for April 29-May 1 with the ARCA Racing Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (GEICO 500). Log on to www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 877-Go2-DEGA for more information.