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Texas Motor Speedway To Honor First Responders On September 11 As Part Of NASCAR's Chase Across America

by TMS Media Relations | Aug 14, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug. 14, 2013) – Texas Motor Speedway and its media partners will help recognize the heroic efforts of first responders across North Texas by providing a ride of a lifetime and the chance to visit with one of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship contenders in conjunction with NASCAR’s Chase Across America.

Beginning Wednesday at 8 a.m. CT and continuing through Aug. 23, fans can go to www.texasmotorspeedway.com/neverforget and submit a nomination form for a firefighter, EMT, paramedic or police officer they would like to see recognized. Four nominees will be randomly selected to participate in a thrilling 10-lap driving experience in a Team Texas stock car around Texas Motor Speedway and receive driving tips from one of NASCAR’s 12 Chase for the Sprint Cup contenders on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

CBS Radio Group stations 105.3 The FAN KRLD-FM, 103.7 KVIL and 98.7 KLUV, along with other media partners 1310 KTCK The Ticket, 96.3 KSCS, WFAA-ABC and WBAP 820 AM also will assist in helping Texas Motor Speedway in its effort to honor first responders.

The official broadcast partner of Texas Motor Speedway, 105.3 The Fan KRLD-FM, along with fellow CBS Radio Group stations 103.7 KVIL and 98.7 KLUV, will each award four lucky first responders the opportunity to participate. Listeners can submit their nominations to www.1053thefan.com, www.kvil.com and www.kluv.com beginning Aug. 19.

KTCK will award five spots to participate in the experience. Beginning Aug. 19, fans will be able to visit www.theticket.com and nominate a deserving first responder. Five nominees will be selected and announced on the station’s popular midday show BAD Radio with Bob Sturm, Dan McDowell and Donovan Lewis.

KSCS listeners will be able to nominate their first responder of choice by visiting www.kscs.com or the station’s Facebook page beginning Aug. 15. Listeners will then have the opportunity to vote on their favorite story or hero, ultimately helping determine 12 lucky first responders to take part in the experience.

WFAA-ABC will award four first responders from nominations made through their social media pages. Beginning Aug. 19, viewers will be able to log on to the WFAA-ABC Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages to make their nominations.

WBAP Morning News host Hal Jay will select a personal hero as part of his “Hal’s Heroes” feature which thanks individuals that have made a difference in the community. Jay will honor a first responder that has made a personal difference in his life by selecting him or her to participate in the NASCAR Chase Across America event at Texas Motor Speedway.

For official rules, visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com/neverforget

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