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Racing legends set charity auction, awards banquet
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Posted: 2013 Feb 15 - 06:21

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The Living Legends of Auto Racing are gearing up for their biggest events of the year.

The Annual Charity Auction and Autograph Signing will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Shores Resort and Spa, 2637 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores.

The evening's events will include an auction of new and vintage race memorabilia, autographs from a number of legend drivers, door prizes and much more. Tickets are $15 each in advance or $20 each at the door.

For information or to purchase tickets, call (386) 299-7343 or (386) 235-7449

The highlight of the week's activities will be Wednesday night, Feb. 20, with the 21st Annual Legends Awards Banquet at The Shores Resort and Spa. The night kicks off at 6 p.m. with a cash bar. Dinner will follow at 7 p.m. The event salutes men and women who have contributed to racing through the years.

Master of Ceremonies will be Danny "Chocolate" Myers, the backbone of Richard Childress Racing for 20 years and gas man on race days. He served on the pit crew that serviced the cars driven by the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. and visited Victory Lane 84 times and chalked up seven championships in NASCAR's Cup division. The highlight of his career with his good buddy and team owner, Mr. Childress, was winning the Daytona 500 in 1998.

During the banquet, the, group will present the Distinguished Driver Award to champion driver and well-known racing analyst Dale Jarrett.

Recipients of the 2013 awards are:

Allison Family Corporate Award (In memory of Clifford and Davey): Fox Sports -- Dave Hill

Dedicated Service: Don Bok (Photographer)

Distinguished Driver: Dale Jarrett (Former championship driver and a NASCAR TV analyst)

Pioneer of Racing: Humpy Wheeler (You name it and he has done it)

Russ Moyer Media: Eddie Roche (Sports Writer)

Saturday Night Hero: Billy Scott (Winner of more than 300 races. Member of National Dirt Track Hall-of-Fame)

Tribute to Early Years: Ginny and George Baker (George was the first NASCAR pilot and Ginny was one of the original employees of NASCAR).

Tickets for the banquet are $50, while corporate tables for eight are $500.

For information or tickets, call 386-255-7428.

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