Passionate NASCAR Fans Who Demonstrate Children's-Related Charitable Work Eligible to Win $100,000 for Charity of Choice

NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Will Recognize Philanthropist

Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

Nominate a deserving volunteer who is a NASCAR fan and supports children's causes


The NASCAR Foundation will recognize the outstanding charitable and volunteer efforts of NASCAR fans by awarding the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award in December, which includes a $100,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation to the children’s charity of the recipient’s choice. The deadline for applications, which can be submitted at, is May 31.

The award will honor the passionate commitment Betty Jane France has demonstrated with her charitable works and community efforts. France has been a pioneer of charitable works in the NASCAR community and serves as Chairwoman and founder of The NASCAR Foundation.

While the award is open to U.S. residents 18 years or older throughout the nation, Richmond International Raceway president Dennis Bickmeier is calling on all Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area residents to nominate a passionate NASCAR fan who has made a significant impact on the lives of children through volunteerism or charitable work during the last five years.

“There are so many passionate NASCAR fans right here in the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area who have outstanding track records in assisting youth through volunteerism or charitable work,” said RIR President Dennis Bickmeier. “I would love to see the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award be awarded to one of the many caring Richmonders.”

Four finalists will be chosen, with each receiving a $25,000 donation to a children’s charity of their choice, a trip to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this season and be part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week in Las Vegas, where the winner will be announced and presented the award from France.

The winner receives the $100,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation to their children’s charity and a 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid. The award winner will be judged on charitable service to children and impact of donation, volunteer service, passion and dedication to NASCAR and embodiment of Betty Jane France’s legacy.

Nominations will be accepted online at

NASCAR returns to Richmond International Raceway September 7-8, for a NASCAR doubleheader. Experience the thrill of racing “under the lights” on Saturday, September 8 when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers battle in the Federated Auto Parts 400 - “One Last Race to Make The Chase.”

The weekend begins on Friday, September 7, when the NASCAR Nationwide Series returns for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 race. Tickets for both races go on sale June 1. For additional information, visit or call 866-455-7223.

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