This press release might interest some of you.
From: Samantha Hunter [mailto:sama...@racingarchives.org]
Sent: Friday, June 04, 2010 2:29 PM
To: Mark Steigerwald
Subject: Fw: **MEDIA ALERT** IMRRC TO RECEIVE PENSKE NASCAR CAR AND RRDC ARCHIVES
WHAT: The International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen will accept a Penske Racing NASCAR Cup car from Penske Corporation Executive Vice President Walter Czarnecki as a donation to its permanent collections. At the end of its racing life, the car was prepared by Penske Racing as a tribute car to retired driver Rusty Wallace for presentation to the Racing Research Center, where Rusty serves on the Drivers Advisory Council. It is identical to the car Rusty raced in 2005 before his retirement at the end of that season. In its racing history, the car was driven by Kurt Busch who most notably placed it on pole position for the Martinsville NASCAR Cup race on October 26, 2006.
At the same donation ceremony, Bobby Rahal, president of the Road Racing Drivers Club, will present the archives of the club to the Center. The collection includes photographs and member biographical information dating back to the club’s founding in the early 1950s. Rahal, who is the 1986 Indy 500 winner, is a member of the Racing Research Center’s Governing Council. To be part of the donation ceremony, Rahal will be taking a break from the inaugural Legends of Motorsports, a Bobby Rahal Signature Event, at Watkins Glen International.
WHEN: Thursday, June 10, 2010
12:30 PM at the International Motor Racing Research Center
WHERE: The Center is located at 610 S. Decatur St., Watkins Glen. It is one block east of Pizza Hut, at the corner of 15th Street and Decatur Street.
RSVP: All members of the media are invited to attend. An RSVP is not necessary, but would be appreciated. For more information, contact Center Director of Marketing Jon McKnight at 607-535-9044 or 908-268-8368 or via email at oldra...@gmail.com. The Center’s website is located at www.racingarchives.org.
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