HAMPTON, Ga. (AMS RELEASE) – Atlanta Motor Speedway will host 2013 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Finalist Duncan Dobie on Thursday, Oct. 10 with media availability at 1 p.m. followed by an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the facility capped with a ride in the official AMS pace car around the famed 1.54 mile track. Dobie is vying for a $100,000 donation from the NASCAR Foundation on his behalf to Camp Sunshine.
A native of Marietta, Ga., Dobie has served as a summer camp counselor, photographer, swimming teacher, lifeguard and supervisor on fishing, rafting and snow-skiing trips at Camp Sunshine in Decatur, Georgia over the past 30 years. He has helped in fundraising efforts and has made a significant impact on the success of the camp.
As one of four finalists, Dobie will receive a minimum $25,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation with the national award winner, based on fan vote, receiving a $100,000 donation. Voting will take place online at www.NASCAR.com/award and will run until midnight on Dec. 5. The winner will be announced at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards in Las Vegas on Dec. 6.
"Atlanta Motor Speedway, through Speedway Children's Charities, has been a supporter of Camp Sunshine over the years," said Atlanta Motor Speedway President and General Manager Ed Clark, "and we want to help raise the awareness of Duncan's efforts among area NASCAR fans as well as across the Atlanta metro area."
The Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award is given annually to one dedicated NASCAR fan that has made a profound impact on children in his or her local community.
Camp Sunshine enriches the lives of Georgia's children with cancer and their families through year round recreational, education and support programs.
For more information, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or (770) 946-4211.