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BBQ Pit Stop With Dale Jr. Set for October 3

JR Motorsports | Press Release Published 9/23/2013

FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 20, 2013) – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. will play host to "BBQ Pit Stop with Dale Jr." to benefit Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 3, at Hard Eight Pit BBQ in Roanoke.

Earnhardt Jr.'s passion for barbequing, coupled with his special visit to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to promote the Nov. 3 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, spurred the creation of this intimate setting for this one-time speedway charity event in the city known as the "Unique Dining Capital of Texas."

For only $88, guests will enjoy:
• A Hard Eight Pit BBQ dinner featuring brisket, sausage, potato salad, the bean pot and banana pudding as well as pre-dinner appetizers.

• An audience Q&A with Earnhardt Jr. and Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage.

• A barbeque grilling demonstration and tips from Hard Eight Pit BBQ Owner & President Chad Decker and Earnhardt Jr.

• An opportunity to bid on unique Earnhardt Jr. items during a live auction including "Honorary Pit Crew Member" for the AAA Texas 500; autographed, race-worn Goodyear tire from his No. 88 Chevrolet that raced in April's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway; pre-race parade lap with him at the AAA Texas 500; autographed racing shoes; and an autographed vintage Earnhardt Jr. 1998 NASCAR Busch Series No. 3 ACDelco championship car die-cast.

Those in attendance also will have the chance to bid on the ultimate seat upgrade at the event. A handful of seats will be available to the highest bidders that will allow them to rub elbows with Earnhardt Jr. at his personal eight-seat dining table; enjoy an upgraded barbeque dinner featuring beef tenderloin and chicken, sides and dessert; and receive a VIP gift bag that includes an autographed item from Earnhardt Jr. and a photo taken with him.

Seating for the "BBQ Pit Stop with Dale Jr." is extremely limited and a sellout is expected. Doors open at 7 p.m. A cash bar will be available.

To reserve your tax-deductible seat, contact Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter at (817) 215-8421.

Between now and Monday, Sept. 30, fans that purchase the AAA Texas 500 "4-Pack," which consists of tickets for four days of NASCAR racing action Oct. 31-Nov. 3 and begins at $121 for adults, will be entered into a special drawing to win two seats to this event. Those who already have purchased the AAA Texas 500 "4-Pack" also will be automatically entered into the drawing.

For those interested in purchasing the AAA Texas 500 "4 Pack" ticket and be automatically entered to win seats for "BBQ Pit Stop with Dale Jr.," please call the Texas Motor Speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500 or visit Winners will be contacted on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Visit for a complete list of rules.

All proceeds from the "BBQ Pit Stop with Dale Jr." will benefit Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter. Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter has continued to make an impact in the four counties that it serves - Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant - through events such as "BBQ Pit Stop with Dale Jr." Since the chapter was established in 1997, it has distributed more than $8.5 million in grants to local charities. To illustrate the impact, you could fill the grandstands of Texas Motor Speedway 16 times with the number of children that have benefitted from the charity's support.

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