NASCAR Angels, a nationally-syndicated half-hour weekly TV show, will be filming at the Dr. C. Owen Roundy Elementary School in Las Vegas on February 25. The filming will include the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Super Late Model driven at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by Jim Petrie of Henderson.

NASCAR Angels is syndicated in 200 markets and focuses on helping people in need with car repairs from brakes to complete overhauls.  While in Las Vegas, they will help the entire staff of Roundy Elementary with new tires and oil changes for their vehicles.

Petrie's H-Town Racing team kicked off its Race to Success reading program last September at Roundy Elementary and Sewell Elementary.  The program concludes with the Race to Success Reading Program Night at The Bullring at LVMS on May 10.

The program focuses on mentoring and teaching students to set and achieve goals, with an emphasis on enhancing reading skills.  Jim Petrie will spend more than 150 hours at the schools this year. He visits each fifth-grade class to mentor and read to the students, and distribute prizes earned for improving reading skills.  Stock car racing is the focus of the reading program and is used to hopefully keep the students interested in - and working toward - their goals. At the conclusion of the program, Petrie's sponsor, Nevada State Bank, will make a $500 donation to each school.

"It is an honor for us to be included in the filming of NASCAR Angels," said Petrie. "The students at Roundy Elementary have earned this national recognition through their hard work and dedication to the program.  They've done a wonderful job achieving their reading goals.  I look forward to our monthly visits and interacting with the students because I can see how much they have grown as students and it makes it even more special to our race team.

"This is a great opportunity for our sponsors - Nevada State Bank, Findlay Chevrolet, Las Vegas Orthopedics, Cintas, Black Mountain Graphics and SFC - to be seen nationwide," Petrie added. "If not for their support, the reading program and competing at the track would not be possible.  They give not only for the race exposure, but also to provide community service through racing."