Kick-It Will begin Sponsorship of Shane Stewart at Knoxville360 Nationals

Charlotte, North Carolina  -July 17, 2012- 2012’s Knoxville 360 Champ and 410 Runner up Shane Stewart will pick up a new sponsor starting in August.  Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Foundation “Kick-It” will become the primary sponsor of Shane’s Weld Racing wheel equipped number 57 sprint car. The Kick-It paint scheme will make appearances on the #57 Sprint car at the 360 & 410 Knoxville Nationals scheduled to be held on August 2 – 4 and August 8 – 11, the Skagit Dirt Cup in Seattle Washington to be held on August 30, the Skagit World of Outlaws in Seattle Washington scheduled to be held on August 31 and the Gold Cup World of Outlaws in Chico, California scheduled to be held on September 6-8. Kick-It is a grassroots fundraising movement dedicated to improving and accelerating advancements in pediatric cancer research by inspiring individuals across the country to play kickball. By organizing a game, joining a team, or making a donation, you are helping thousands of children fighting cancer. “I’m committed to bringing awareness to childhood cancer and our Kick-It program,” said Gordon, “This sponsorship will help us reach markets we otherwise wouldn’t.”  Gordon added,  “ Shane Stewart is a talented driver and we are confident this will be a successful partnership, both on and off the track.” “I am proud to have my team associated with Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation and the Kick-It program,” said Paul Silva owner of Silva Motorsports. “As a new father, this cause is very important to me. Every child should have the chance to be a kid. “Hopefully, our involvement will help raise support and awareness in the fight to end childhood cancer.” “What a great way to help raise awareness for kids that need our help in the fight to beat cancer,” said Shane Stewart. “I am honored to be driving the #57 Kick-It car.” To view the No. 57 Kick-It Sprint car and to join the movement, visit www.jeffgordonchildrensfoundation.org Help to improve the lives of children with cancer today and start fundraising for your own kick-it game at www.kick-it.org/jeffgordon. There will also be a Kick Ball game held on Friday August 10th during the Knoxville Nationals. For more information on this great event please click over to http://www.kick-it.org/events/knoxville-nationals-kick-it-game2 About Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation The mission of the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation is to support children battling cancer by funding programs that improve patients’ quality of life, treatment programs that increase survivorship and pediatric medical research dedicated to finding a cure.