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October 01, 2009

4-H logo featured on Jeff Gordon's NASCAR Chevy

Gordon's 4-H car
Photo courtesy of 4-H

We encourage you to tune in to your ABC television network affiliate starting at 1:00 pm, Sunday, Oct. 4, to watch as 4-H takes to the high banks of Kansas Speedway with Jeff Gordon. The placement of the 4-H clover on the No. 24 Chevrolet was made possible through a generous donation by DuPont, sponsor of both the No. 24 team and of 4-H.

NASCAR is working with the producers of ABC to have a live interview, during the pre-race show at 1:00 pm, with North Carolina 4-H Alum and NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominee Ned Jarrett along side our own Dr. Marshall Stewart, NC 4-H State Leader. The race is scheduled for a 2:00 pm start time.

If you are in your car, tune in to the Motor Racing Network (MRN) starting at 1:15 pm. Visit www.motorracingnetwork.com/stations.cfm/cat/Affiliate_Stations## to find an affiliate station in your area.

Our interview team plans to get our message out through them as well. In addition to kicking off National 4-H Week at Kansas Speedway, NASCAR wants to highlight 4-H National Youth Science Day and the National Science Experiment, "Biofuel Blast" scheduled to begin on Oct. 7.

North Carolina 4-H has worked with National 4-H Council to bring this opportunity to fruition. Now sit back, buckle up, and enjoy watching Jeff Gordon take 4-H to victory lane on Sunday. Of course no matter what happens in the race, 4-H is already a winner with the publicity that will be generated on race day. We hope that many NASCAR fans will visit the national 4-H Web site and want to volunteer and get youth involved. For more information and to download a picture of the car, visit www.4-H.org.

For more information on this endeavor and North Carolina 4-H's involvement, contact Jackie Helton. Jackie's leadership has been critical at the state and national level in making this event happen for National 4-H.

Posted by Natalie at October 1, 2009 10:33 AM