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Samford to Host NASCAR’s Waltrip April 15

Posted onMedia Contact
2014-04-07Sean Flynt, phone (205) 726-4197, e-mail saflynt@samford.edu
Samford University’ Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) Department and Talladega Superspeedway will host NASCAR hall of fame inductee and Fox Sports “NASCAR on Fox” analyst Darrell Waltrip for a special public event at the university April 15.waltrip

Waltrip will speak in Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall, from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. He will then take part in a meet-and-greet event in Ben Brown Plaza until 12:45 p.m. The event will include food, contests, giveaways and photo opportunities with the Talladega Superspeedway pace car and a vintage stock car. Members of Talladega Superspeedway’s staff will also be available to answer any questions about the May 2-4 race weekend. Student tickets for the race will be available for $19.

Also at the April 15 event, Samford JMC students will host a fundraiser for Feed The Children, a Waltrip-supported philanthropy that provides hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. Talladega Superspeedway is offering NASCAR memorabilia for silent auction and donations will be accepted on-site.

All of the activities are free-of-charge and open to the public.

by JMC student Griffin Benton
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