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Federated Auto Parts 300 set this weekend at NSS

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From Post staff reportsFans attending the NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 race at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, June 5 will enjoy one of the most exciting races on the series schedule while also participating in the “Race Fest for Flood Relief,” which directly assists those in need as a result of the recent Nashville-area floods.  A NASCAR Nationwide Series driver autograph session and silent auction featuring NASCAR memorabilia is scheduled for June 5 at the Nationwide Insurance display in the Expo area located outside of Gate 3 at the track.The autograph session will be from 1-2 p.m. while the auction runs from 1-4 p.m. In exchange for admission, fans will be asked to make a canned food or monetary donation at the track that will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.A limited number of wristbands will be issued in advance of the session beginning at 11 a.m. at the display area on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans can browse the auction items by visiting www.nashvillesuperspeedway.com and clicking the “Race Fest for Flood Relief” icon. Fans unable to attend the Race Fest for Flood Relief can still support the Second Harvest Food Bank by dropping canned goods in collection bins located at the entrance gates to the main grandstands. “We’re thrilled to have Nashville Superspeedway, NASCAR and fans support Second Harvest, especially right now while we’re helping many Middle Tennesseans recover after the flood,” said Jaynee Day, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. “We are very focused on creating opportunities, around our NASCAR weekend, to give back and contribute to agencies like Second Harvest that are playing such an important role in helping those that have been affected by the flood,” added Cliff Hawks, vice president and general manager of Nashville Superspeedway.  Here’s a rundown of the week’s events:  • A cupcake sale from Nashville’s Cupcake Collection, at Nashville Superspeedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series garage from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, June 4. • June 5 autograph session at Nashville Superspeedway from 1-2 p.m. featuring over 20 series-only regulars and NASCAR artist Sam Bass (artwork designer on the Gibson Les Paul trophy guitar). Drivers scheduled to attend include former Nashville race winners Scott Riggs, Jason Leffler, Reed Sorenson and Scott Wimmer. • Silent auction June 5 from 1-4 p.m. at Nashville Superspeedway with items from drivers and teams including JR Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing, ML Motorsports Braun Racing, Penske Racing, Germain Racing, R3 Motorsports, Sam Bass and country music artists including Taylor Swift. • A free pre-race concert by county music superstar John Rich begins at 5 p.m. on June 5. Proceeds benefit Hands Across Nashville and the American Red Cross. After the race, a second trophy guitar signed by John Rich, Sam Bass and the race winner will be available for bid on the NASCAR Foundation website (see below). • Following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Nashville, there will be an on-line auction hosted by the NASCAR Foundation featuring top-line NASCAR memorabilia and items from various country music artists, including a guitar signed by Taylor Swift and another exclusively designed by Sam Bass. The auction will be active up until the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville on Aug. 7. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-866-RACE-TIX or visit www.nashvillesuperspeedway.com.
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