NASCAR Technical Institute to Host 25th Annual Stocks-For-Tots Event

     NASCAR Technical Institute to Host 25th Annual Stocks-For-Tots Event

NASCAR Tech partnering with SCAN to help raise awareness for child abuse and

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 6, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --NASCAR Technical Institute
(NASCAR Tech) will once again serve as host to one of the community's biggest
annual fundraisers to help children. On Tuesday, December 10, NASCAR Tech will
welcome more than 1,000 guests to its Mooresville campus for the 2013
Stocks-For-Tots event, which raises money annually to support Stop Child Abuse
Now (SCAN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children, supporting
parents and improving the community.

Stocks-For-Tots was created 25 years ago by the North Carolina Auto Racing
Hall of Fame as a way to bring together stock car racing and its fans, while
assisting SCAN in its mission to raise awareness, prevent and treat child
abuse and neglect. Specifically, it will help to provide parenting classes and
a parent support group, as well as enabling SCAN to work in the homes of
families who need more intensive help. Since 1989, the event has raised more
than $1 million and collected more than 50,000 toys to aide raising awareness
for child abuse in North Carolina.

Purchasing a ticket for the 2013 holiday fundraiser allows NASCAR fans to give
back to their local community while having the opportunity to meet and receive
autographs from many of the most-well known drivers and personalities in the
motorsports industry, including the legendary Dale Earnhardt Jr., "The King"
Richard Petty, NASCAR Hall of Famers Bobby Allison, Rusty Wallace and Leonard
Wood. Current drivers like Ryan Newman, Mike Wallace, David Regan, David
Gilliland and Mike Bliss and NHRA Drag Racers Doug Herbert, Greg Anderson and
Jason Line will also be available at the event to take pictures and sign
autographs. Beginning at 5 p.m., this year's fundraiser will include several
celebrity autograph sessions, a silent auction and a chance to visit with
Santa Claus.

Due to the overwhelming response that the organization has received regarding
this year's event, there are several ticketing options available for
attendees. There will be a limited number of wristbands (300) sold that will
allow attendees entry to the autograph line. A guaranteed "Fast Pass"
wristband will be sold to the first 75 fans who wish to purchase the premium
band for $50. This band will guarantee a Dale Earnhardt, Jr. autograph and
allow the purchaser access to the other motorsport celebrity autograph
sessions as well.

There will be an additional 225 regular entry wristbands available for
purchase at the cost of $10 plus a new unwrapped toy with a value of $10,
which will be given to a child of one of the 100 or so families served by
SCAN. Any extra toys will go to the Department of Social Services and
distributed among other families seeking assistance.

In addition to autograph signing, fans will have the opportunity to purchase
items from the Stocks-For-Tots memorabilia store, including autographed sheet
metal, wheels, and crew shirts donated by several NASCAR teams.

"Stocks-For-Tots is the perfect family-friendly event, bringing together race
enthusiasts eager to support a good cause and NASCAR Tech is honored to once
again be a part of this special holiday tradition," said John Dodson, NASCAR
Tech's Vice President of Community and NASCAR Relations. "On behalf of NASCAR
Tech students and staff, we are proud to serve as the venue for an event that
continually helps to improve the lives of so many young individuals in our

All bands will go on sale beginning December 10^th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at
the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame, 119 Knob Hill Road, in
Mooresville, N.C. If the allotted number of wristbands is not sold out in that
time, the remaining bands will be sold at NASCAR Technical Institute beginning
at 4 p.m. that day. For those unable to attend, NASCAR Live with Eli Gold will
be broadcasting live from the event to a nationwide audience from 7-8 p.m. EST
on all Motor Racing Network affiliates.

For more information on this event, visit

About Universal Technical Institute, Inc.:
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Universal Technical Institute, Inc.
(NYSE: UTI) is the leading provider of post-secondary education for students
seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair,
motorcycle and marine technicians. With more than 170,000 graduates in its
48-year history, UTI offers undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate
programs at 11 campuses across the United States, as well as
manufacturer-specific training programs at dedicated training centers. Through
its campus-based school system, UTI provides specialized post-secondary
education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including
Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine
Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech). For
more information visit Like UTI on or follow
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About NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech)
NASCAR Tech is the only school of its kind that combines automotive training
and a NASCAR-approved technologies curriculum into one program. Students learn
the basics of engine construction, lubrication systems, chassis fabrication,
dyno testing, racing theory principles, NASCAR rules and regulations, as well
as the teamwork needed in today's automotive and racing industries. Follow
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