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Jimmie Johnson and fans to celebrate 'Victory Lanes' anniversary

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb 15, 2008) - The Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced the opportunity for 100 fans to purchase tickets to attend the first anniversary celebration of Jimmie Johnson’s Victory Lanes, a 5,100 square foot bowling alley at the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

“We can’t believe it’s already been a year since we opened Victory Lanes,” said Johnson, the two-time reigning Sprint Cup Champion and co-founder of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation. “The fans have helped us so much with building the bowling alley that we wanted to share this celebration with them and show them what Victory Junction is all about.”

Chandra and Jimmie Johnson, along with Pattie and Kyle Petty and Lynda and Richard Petty, are scheduled to attend the celebration, which will be held on March 27 from 3-5 p.m. ET.  The tickets are available for fans to purchase at www.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org.

“Victory Lanes has been such a wonderful additional to the overall camp experience and is one of the favorites among campers.  We are excited to celebrate its first anniversary,” said Pattie Petty, co-founder of the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

Fans also have the chance to bid on the opportunity to bowl with the Johnsons or Pettys at the event through an eBay Giving Works auction.  Complete details for these once-in-a-lifetime experiences can be found at www.ebay.com/jimmiejohnsonfoundation beginning March 1.

All proceeds from the event from will benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit www.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org.

About the Jimmie Johnson Foundation

Chandra and Jimmie Johnson launched the Jimmie Johnson Foundation in February 2006.  Johnson, the two-time reigning Sprint Cup Champion, drives the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet in NASCAR’s top series.  The mission of the foundation is to assist children, families, and communities in need throughout the United States.  The foundation has committed more than $1 million to various charities.  For additional information on the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, please visit www.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org.

About Victory Junction Gang Camp

The mission of the Victory Junction Gang Camp is to enrich the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun, and empowering, in a safe and medically sound environment.  Founded by NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and his wife Pattie in honor of their late son Adam, the Victory Junction Gang Camp is a year-round facility serving children, age 7 to 15.  Each summer, children suffering from similar medical conditions including heart, lung and kidney disease, spina bifida, HIV, cancer, burn survivors, neurological disorders, and a host of others, gather to kick back, relax and have some fun.  The camp offers traditional activities, including horseback riding, boating and fishing, arts and crafts and others, as well as NASCAR related program areas.

The Victory Junction Gang Camp is a member of the Association of Hole in the Wall Gang Camps and is free to children and their families. The camp operates solely on the generous donations of individuals, corporations and foundation.  For more information, visit www.victoryjunction.org.

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