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Evernham Motorsports Hosts Fifth Annual Fan Appreciation Day

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STATESVILLE, N.C.

Evernham Motorsports will hold its fifth annual Fan Appreciation Day featuring team owner Ray Evernham and drivers Jeremy Mayfield, Kasey Kahne, Scott Riggs, Boris Said and AJ Foyt, IV. The event is held to thank fans for their support of the team and provide them an opportunity to meet the stars of the Evernham Motorsports organization in person. The event will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2006 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Evernham Motorsports facilities in Statesville, N.C. Throughout the event, fans will have the opportunity to view areas of the race facility and see how a race shop runs. Evernham Motorsports partners will have displays and giveaways. Interactive exhibits will be provided by Valvoline, Stanley and vitaminwater. The main features will consist of autograph sessions with Evernham, Kasey and Foyt at 9:30 am and Mayfield, Riggs and Said at 11:30 am. Charlotte's WFMX-FM will also be doing a live broadcast from the event. Due to the expected crowd, fans will be limited to one autographed item per person and a wristband is required to participate in the autograph session. In order to give more fans the opportunity to get an autograph, this year's sessions will have a separate line for each personality ¿ meaning more tickets will be given, but one for each line. Fans may pick up wristbands at the Evernham Motorsports facility beginning at 7:00 am the day of the event whiles supplies last. A total of 300 wristbands will be given for each line. "I'm anxious to see how this year's fan event turns out," says Ray Evernham. "It was overwhelming last year when I saw the amount of fans standing in line to get autographs. This event has grown tremendously over the last four years and so has the popularity of our drivers. You see just how much when you have an event like this. Giving back to the fans an opportunity to see our facility and meet our drivers and staff is important to me. I think this year will have a lot of new and exciting things that we didn't have before and that's because we've grown so much over the last few years." Fans are invited to view demonstrations in the race shop. Show cars and trucks from all five Evernham teams will be on display and pit crews will demonstrate their pit stop skills. Lancaster's BBQ will be on site, providing food and fun for everyone. There will be plenty of enjoyment and several giveaways and prizes will be distributed during the event. In addition, a silent auction will be held featuring several items including race memorabilia. Funds from the auction will be distributed to Racing for a Reason, a foundation established by Ray Evernham that benefits several worthy causes. Evernham Motorsports is located near the Statesville Municipal Airport ¿ 320 Aviation Drive, Statesville, NC 28677. >From I-77, take I-40 West toward Hickory/Asheville to Exit 146, Stamey Farm Road. Turn left at the top of the ramp and cross over I-40. Go straight at the stop sign, and make the first left onto Aviation Drive. For more information, visit www.evernhammotorsports.com.

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