The Dale Jr. Foundation is offering fans a chance to receive the keys and title to one of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s own Chevrolets, with the purchase of a $25 ticket in the “Win Dale Jr.’s Ride” raffle. Beginning on April 1, tickets can be purchased at www.windalejrsride.com, with proceeds from the raffle benefitting more than 70 charities supported by TDJF.
This year Earnhardt Jr. is raffling off a 2015 Corvette Stringray Z51 Coupe 3LT. The sleek, arctic white Corvette features an array of amenities, including a 6.2-liter V8 engine, eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift and Chevrolet MyLink audio system with navigation.
“This Corvette has everything,” said Earnhardt Jr. “It’s a sports car in every sense of the word, and it’s a great-driving car with really cool interior features that make it the ultimate Corvette experience. Plus, it looks cool. Whoever wins this car, I can promise it will be the best $25 they ever spent.”
Limited to only 8,888 tickets this year, fans can enter the raffle by purchasing a $25 ticket. Fans have until Sept. 30, 2015, to purchase tickets or until all 8,888 tickets have been distributed. The winner will be notified on Oct. 1, and a date will be determined to have Earnhardt Jr. personally hand over the keys in a private meet-and-greet at JR Motorsports. TDJF will also cover all taxes associated with the vehicle.
This marks the fifth consecutive year for the “Win Dale Jr.’s Ride” raffle. Since the program’s debut in 2011, it has raised more than $784,000 in support of TDJF’s mission, which is to give underprivileged individuals, with a focus on youth, the resources to improve their confidence and education, and the opportunity to achieve extraordinary goals.
“This program has been immensely successful for The Dale Jr. Foundation,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports and vice president of TDJF. “In 2014, the raffle was a sellout and we’re anticipating much the same in 2015. We’ve been fortunate to have a lot of participation from our fan base and through their support we’ve been able to further The Foundation’s mission.”
TDJF will also choose two additional winners to receive runner-up prizes. Top runner-up will receive a trip for two to a 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series event of their choosing. The weekend package includes pit and garage passes, tours of the team’s hauler and pit box, as well as a VIP gift bag. All travel expenses up to $600 will be covered.
An additional third prize will reward one fan and a guest with pit and garage access at the NASCAR XFINITY Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May 2016 along with a $200 shopping spree at the JR Nation Retail Store.
Due to restrictions on non-profit raffles, residents from the following states are excluded: Alabama (AL), the District of Columbia (DC), Hawaii (HI), South Carolina (SC) and Utah (UT). The raffle will be open to Kansas residents on July 1, 2015. Residents of Canada are also not eligible.