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John Andretti has won races all over the globe, but his Indiana roots

continue to drive him to help kids in Indiana.

Andretti will again raise funds and awareness for Riley Hospital with the

Kroger Race for Riley Go-Kart Event at New Castle Motor Sports Park.

Partnering with Kroger and Cheerios, Andretti has played a vital role in

raising more than $1 million since 2007 for Riley Hospital and looks forward

to the event as much as any NASCAR or IndyCar event he participates in.

“Riley Hospital for Children holds a special place in my heart and there is

nothing better than seeing people come together for a great cause,” Andretti

said. “I’m excited to have Kroger and Cheerios involved as event sponsors.”

The go-kart event runs from 1 to 7 p.m. on July 22 and is open to the

public. Donors will get the chance to compete in heat races and the winners

will even get a chance to run against Andretti in a special feature race.

There will also be a 100-lap event that will include NASCAR and IndyCar

drivers.

Hoosier legend and fan favorite Tony Stewart will make an appearance and be

signing autographs.

For more information, log on to: www.race4riley.com.

Notes: Andretti will also be visiting Riley Hospital this week to visit and

distribute goody bags to patients.

Interested in attending this go-karting event? Again, it is open to the

public and you can still donate as well. Simply travel I-70 eastbound out of

Indianapolis to exit 123 and then go south off the exit one quarter of a

mile.

New Castle Motorsports Park can be contacted at: (765) 987-8090.

Danny Bridges can be reached at (317) 578-1780 or Bridgeshd@aol.com.

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