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Over the Edge features VIPs from NASCAR, Charlotte community rappelling over Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown

September 26, 2018

Photoe/Video Release

Photos/Video: Photos and video from Tuesday’s Over the Edge Charlotte Kick-Off can be found here. B-roll from the Over the Edge event can be downloaded at https://nascar.sharefile.com/d-sefbf33d34894b55a.

Photo Caption - Over the Edge VIP Rappellers (L-R): The NASCAR Foundation Executive Director Nichole Krieger, International Speedway Corporation CEO and NASCAR Vice Chairperson Lesa France Kennedy, NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Rusty Wallace, Comcast Senior Vice President Brand Marketing and Communications Peter Intermaggio, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver Bubba Wallace and NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director Winston Kelley

Reminder: Over the Edge continues today! Media and the public are invited to come out for today's rappels (media should arrive for check-in by 12:30 p.m in the NASCAR Hall of Fame lobby).

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 26, 2018) – Charlotte’s first “Over the Edge” event supporting the NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation and The NASCAR Foundation kicked off on Tuesday with a VIP media day. International Speedway Corporation CEO and NASCAR Vice Chairperson Lesa France Kennedy and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Rusty Wallace were the first two to rappel 10 stories down the Embassy Suites Uptown.

Other VIP rappelers included Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Bubba Wallace, Ryan Blaney and Matt DiBenedetto; Incoming NASCAR President Steve Phelps, NASCAR Vice President Gary Crotty and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series General Manager Ben Kennedy; NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director Winston Kelley; and The NASCAR Foundation Executive Director Nichole Krieger.

On Wednesday, rappelling will continue with participants who have secured a minimum $1,000 that will benefit the NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation and The NASCAR Foundation. Donations are expected to exceed $175,000 that will be divided between the two foundations to support education and healthcare services for economically challenged children in the Charlotte community.

For more information on Over the Edge Charlotte, visit charlotteovertheedge.org or facebook.com/overtheedgecharlotte.


ABOUT THE NASCAR FOUNDATION
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Inc. (NASCAR) established The NASCAR Foundation in January 2006 to support initiatives that positively affect the lives of children throughout the United States. The 501(c)(3) non-profit entity partners with medical experts and other charitable organizations to fund children’s health care programs. The NASCAR Foundation has cumulatively donated more than $32 million to reach more than one million children. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation, please visit: NASCARFoundation.org. Follow The NASCAR Foundation on Facebook at Facebook.com/NASCARFoundation.

ABOUT THE NASCAR HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION
The NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide economically challenged students (pre-K through 12th grade) access to learning opportunities at the NASCAR Hall of Fame that harness our sport’s longstanding tradition of winning through innovation. We work to ensure those students have a competitive edge that best equips them for life and drives their future success. We currently serve 17,000+ students annually and reach 64 counties in North and South Carolina, along with nine additional states and Canada.

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