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Thursday, September 22, 2011

JGR announces fan fest date

(I figured I’d post this, in case some area NASCAR fans might happen to be in the Huntersville-Mooresville, N.C. area in October. If you go, take pics and let me know how it went! — John Bombatch, jbombatch@coxohio.com)

2011 Joe Gibbs Racing Fall FanFest Scheduled for October 14 Busch, Hamlin, Logano and Others to be Available for Autographs

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (September 22, 2011)- Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Fall FanFest will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its team headquarters in Huntersville on Friday, Oct. 14. JGR NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers-Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano- are scheduled to sign autographs from 10 a.m. to Noon. JGR NASCAR Nationwide and development series drivers will also be available for autographs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

JGR Fall FanFest promises to provide entertainment and fun for every race fan. The event will include the Home Depot Kids Workshop, a raffle with various autographed memorabilia as well as baskets stuffed with NASCAR-related items, live music provided by Ocean Boulevard Band from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., BMX demonstrations, and a magician to entertain children of all ages. Tours of the race shop floor will be available every thirty minutes; starting at 9 a.m. and will run until 12 p.m. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.

In order to receive an autograph from Busch, Hamlin and Logano, you must be one of the first 500 people to receive a wristband. Each wristband is good for one autograph from each of the three Cup drivers. The Cup drivers are scheduled to sign autographs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and wristbands will be distributed starting at 9 a.m. No overnight parking will be allowed on JGR property, neighboring businesses or in the business park.

Funds raised from JGR Fall FanFest will be donated to the Mooresville Soup Kitchen (MSK). The MSK serves lunch to those who need food and fellowship, five days a week and on Saturdays during the winter months. MSK is a non-denominational, Christian organization whose mission is to provide nourishing meals, fellowship and encouragement to those in need. Since 1987, MSK has faithfully carried out this mission through the generous support of the community. The Soup Kitchen serves more than 20,000 meals annually.

In addition to supporting the Mooresville Soup Kitchen, fans are encouraged to drop off canned food items at marked locations during the event.

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