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June 18, 2013

NASCAR Driver Burton Leads Heart Walk at Save Mart 350

Jeff Burton Joins Heart Transplant Survivor and Race Fans to BEAT Heart Disease

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SONOMA, Calif. (June 10, 2013) – Fans can get their Save Mart 350 race weekend off on the right foot by joining NASCAR driver Jeff Burton for a one-mile walk and breakfast, all in the name of heart health, June 21.
 
Burton, driver of the No. 31 Chevrolet, will team up with a Bay Area heart transplant survivor to kick off this year’s Save Mart 350 in the first-ever Heart Walk to BEAT Heart Disease at Sonoma Raceway. The Heart Walk is a collaboration between Sonoma Raceway, Save Mart Supermarkets, the American Heart Association and General Mills.
 
The one-mile walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 21, in the Club 7 hospitality tent above the Turn 7 Terrace of Sonoma Raceway, and will be followed by a heart-healthy breakfast sponsored by General Mills and Save Mart Supermarkets.
 
“I look forward to taking part in this special Heart Walk on behalf of Cheerios to BEAT Heart Disease and kick off the 25th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend,” said Burton. “I am especially honored to walk beside our survivor; she is an inspiration, not only to me, but to everyone who meets her or hears her story (www.savemart.com/beat).”
 
The Heart Walk ticket package, which includes a seat for Great Clips Fast Friday NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, participation in the Heart Walk to BEAT Heart Disease and breakfast, are $25 each and may be purchased through Sonoma Raceway.  Five dollars from each ticket will be donated to the American Heart Association to help in the battle against heart disease, the nation’s number one killer of women.  Fans who already have tickets for the Great Clips Fast Friday can make a simple $5 donation to join the BEAT Heart Walk at the event.
 
“It will be a great start to an exciting weekend of road course racing, which has provided some of the wildest races on the schedule over the last few years,” said Burton.
 
On-track action will get underway for Burton and the rest of the Sprint Cup Series drivers beginning with Great Clips Fast Friday practice at Noon and a final practice beginning at 3:30 p.m. Tickets for the 25th Save Mart 350 are still available and can be purchased by calling 800-870-RACE or visiting www.racesonoma.com/nascar. Additionally, $99 2-Pack tickets for the Sunday race are available for purchase at all Save Mart and Lucky Stores.
 

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