Add NASCAR Busch Series star Jason Keller to the growing list of drivers headed to the sixth annual Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities NASCAR Driver Auction at Sam¿s Town Live! on Thursday, March 4.  Keller, driver of the No. 22 Miller High Life Ford for ppc Racing is joined by Rusty Wallace, NASCAR¿s 1989 Nextel Cup Series champion and eight-time Cup race winner Kyle Petty.  Also on the list of NASCAR stars who have agreed to participate in the annual fundraiser are: hometown heroes Brendan Gaughan and Kyle Busch, 1994 Busch Series champion David Green, Mike Wallace, Jimmy Spencer, Paul Wolfe and Stacy Compton.

The winning bidders on NASCAR Nextel Cup Series drivers will ride along with them in an open convertible during the pre-race parade lap prior to the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 7. Winning bidders on NASCAR Busch Series competitors will have the opportunity to meet their drivers in the pit area prior to the start of the Sam¿s Town 300 on Saturday, March 6. The silent auction will feature NASCAR and NHRA memorabilia, and autographed movie script and autographed collectibles.  Las Vegas destinations and attractions donating silent auction items include: Penn & Teller, The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Primm Valley Golf Club, Revere Golf Club, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Paris Hotel & Casino and the Aladdin Hotel & Casino.

Presiding over the auction will be renowned auctioneer Lance Kearce.  The evening also will include a performance by country music stars The Randy Anderson Band and appearances by the USAF Thunderbirds, TV and movie star Mickey Jones and Las Vegas Motor Speedway mascot Pit Boss.

The auction has become a popular part of Las Vegas' NASCAR weekend and last year raised $145,000 for needy children of southern Nevada.

Sam¿s Town Live! is located inside Sam¿s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas.  Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $35 and are currently available online at or by calling (702) 456-7777.

Speedway Children's Charities ( is a non-profit foundation based in Charlotte, N.C., that distributes funds to charities and foundations providing medical, emotional and social services to children in need.  Founded in 1984 by O. Bruton Smith, chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., Speedway Children's Charities has grown into a national foundation with chapters located at each of the six Speedway Motorsports Inc., facilities, including Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas-Ft. Worth and Atlanta Motor Speedway. Each chapter's objective is to assist as many children as possible.

Last December, the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities distributed $250,000 to 41 local causes which directly impact the lives of children in the Las Vegas and southern Nevada region.