DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway will host The NASCAR Unites Track Walk and Sunoco Free Fuel 5k Run, benefiting Autism Speaks and The NASCAR Foundation, on June 2, 2012, after the "5-hour ENERGY 200" NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
Participants will have the unique opportunity to walk or run around the concrete oval at Dover International Speedway, all while raising money for The NASCAR Foundation and Autism Speaks. Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota, will be on hand to meet with fans, and other NASCAR celebrities will be announced as they are confirmed on DoverSpeedway.com, as well as at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway and on Twitter at @MonsterMile.
"Sunoco is proud to support Autism Speaks," said Andrew Kabakoff, Sunoco brand manager. "We can think of no better way to kick off our Free Fuel 5000 promotion than to support such an amazing cause in our own backyard."
For the past six years, Dover International Speedway has partnered with Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, most notably with the help of FedEx Corp. in the May 2011 and June 3, 2012 "FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks" NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. The track walk, along with the race entitlement with FedEx, is just another way to help raise funds and awareness for Autism Speaks throughout race weekend.
Fans of all ages can register either online at NASCAR.COM/Unites, or at the track on race weekend by visiting The NASCAR Foundation display in the FanZone, located just outside Turn 4 of the track. Registration costs just $11 for the walk, as well as for the 5K run. All participants, including online registrants, must stop by the registration booth at The NASCAR Foundation display on race weekend to sign waivers and pick up their free event t-shirts.
NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on June 1-3, 2012 with the June 3 "FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks" NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the June 2 "5-hour ENERGY 200" NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the June 1 "Lucas Oil 200" NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.