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AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 23: Austin Cindric, driver of the #33 Pirtek Ford, and Tyler Reddick, driver of the #8 Cheddar's Chevrolet, lead the field to start the NASCAR Cup Series EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on May 23, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images
AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 23: Austin Cindric, driver of the #33 Pirtek Ford, and Tyler Reddick, driver of the #8 Cheddar's Chevrolet, lead the field to start the NASCAR Cup Series EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on May 23, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Support Austin Children in Need During Upcoming NASCAR at COTA Race Weekend

NASCAR weekend at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is certainly about fast cars and passionate fans, but this year, Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC), the official charity of Speedway Motorsports, will encourage race fans to make a difference in the lives of Austin-area children while providing more fun ways for fans to enjoy the March 25-27 race weekend with their friends and family.

“We are thrilled to add a charitable component to the NASCAR at COTA event this year,” said Speedway Children’s Charities National Executive Director Lisa Starnes. “’Fans First’ is a motto across all Speedway Motorsports facilities, and what better way to bring that to fruition than offering race fans once-in-a-lifetime experiences, unique auction items and other opportunities to both remember their time at the circuit and to support worthy causes in the community.”

Fans attending the NASCAR at COTA event can take part in any of the following events to benefit children in need in the Austin, Texas community:

Hot Laps | Friday, March 25 from 9-11 a.m.
Be a passenger as a professional driver takes you for a two-lap ride of a lifetime around the 20-turn road course in an official NASCAR at COTA pace car! Limited spots are available for $150 (front passenger seat) and $100 (rear passenger seat), and times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. All passengers must be 18 years or older, complete a waiver before his or her ride and wear a helmet, which will be provided upon arrival.

Advanced registration is required: SpeedwayCharities.org/Events/National/Hot-Laps-at-COTA

Live Auction | Saturday, March 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

SCC will auction off unique memorabilia and one-of-a-kind experiences during the free After Party at The Amp. Auction items include:
• Inaugural NASCAR at COTA memorabilia signed by Chase Elliott, winner of the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at COTA
• VIP Package for the NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway
• Corey LaJoie Experience Package
• Meet-and-greet with GRAMMY® Award-nominated country band Midland, who will perform a pre-race concert on Sunday, March 27
• Pit Boss Grill Package
• VIP Experience from MLS Austin FC

Learn more: SpeedwayCharities.org/Events/National/SCC-Live-Auction-at-COTA-60722

Fan Assistance Golf Carts | Friday, March 25 – Sunday, March 27
SCC will be accepting donations on all fan assistance golf carts during NASCAR at COTA weekend. Fan assistance golf carts will be running from approximately 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday.

Funds raised from these events will be distributed in the form of grants to local organizations that focus on children’s services in the greater Austin area.

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