Since 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has asked its loyal fans for their support, as they unite to improve communities throughout the United States, starting with the lives of children.
 
Now NASCAR wants to recognize one special fan who is working to improve his or her community through volunteering, charitable work or other involvement, with the inaugural Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.
 
The winner receives a $100,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation to his or her children's charity and a 2012 Ford Explorer.
 
Three remaining finalists will receive a $25,000 donation to a children's charity of their choice, and all receive a trip to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in 2011 and will be part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week in Las Vegas, where the winner will be announced and presented the award from Betty Jane France.
 
This new award is about identifying the true “champions” in local communities, people who represent the generosity of the NASCAR sport, devoted to the causes we all care about, and the places we call home.
 
We invite you to nominate a friend, a family member, someone in your hometown – or even yourself – to be considered as the first winner of the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.
 
If someone you know has shown extraordinary charity and kindness of spirit in working for kids in need, honor their efforts by nominating them for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award by visitingNASCAR.COM/Unites, calling 704.348.9683, or sending an email toBJFaward@nascarfoundation.com.
 
NASCAR believes that when fans unite, anything is possible.