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Jimmie Johnson Ultimate Fan Experience on eBay

 

CONCORD, N.C. (Feb. 9, 2007) – The Jimmie Johnson Foundation will kick off the start of the 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season by offering two ultimate fan experiences on eBay.

The No. 1 Fan Championship Tour allows two fans the opportunity to have lunch with NEXTEL Cup champion Jimmie Johnson at Hendrick Motorsports. The lucky winners will also have the chance to take pictures with Johnson and his collection of 2006 trophies, including the Daytona 500 trophy, the Brickyard 400 trophy and the NEXTEL Cup.

The package features a commemorative bottle of Daytona 500 champagne from the 2006 victory lane celebration, a behind-the-scenes tour of the 24/48 race shop and a championship gift pack, including a program from Homestead-Miami Speedway, a jacket, hat, and collectable race brick. All of the items in the gift pack have been autographed by Johnson.

The foundation is also offering the opportunity for two people to join Johnson and his fans at an exclusive Jimmie Johnson Fan Club event in San Diego, Calif., on Feb. 22. Complete details for these experiences will be available on eBay at www.ebay.com/jimmiejohnsonfoundation.

The auction begins at 9 p.m. ET today. The foundation will be listing one-of-a-kind memorabilia from Johnson’s 2006 championship win during the promotion.

“I am in awe of the power of eBay,” said Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet and co-founder of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation.  “Since our online charity auction site was launched a year ago, we have sold 900 items and raised more than $100,000 for the foundation.

“I really enjoy collecting one-of-a-kind items that I think fans will want to bid on.  I am always on the lookout at the race track, during production days, when Chandra and I are traveling, or wherever I might be.  Once the items are posted, it is fun to watch the bidding begin.”

The foundation is working with eBay Giving Works this year and plans to expand their charity program with eBay.  The foundation has created the No. 1 Fan Experience, which will include unique opportunities for fans that will be posted on the site on the first day of each month of the season.

The foundation will also promote community selling, which allows fans and supporters of the foundation to raise money on behalf of the foundation through eBay Giving Works.

For more information on the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, please visit www.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org.

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