Speedway Les Paul to be auctioned for Nashville flood relief

Posted 05 Jun 2010 in Gear News, Guitar Heroics

Fans of Nashville Superspeedway will have the opportunity to get their hands on another special, commemorative Sam Bass-designed Gibson Les Paul trophy guitar following the Nationwide Series race on Saturday, by placing their bid in a NASCAR Foundation online auction following the race.

The guitar, a Nashville Superspeedway-themed custom Gibson Les Paul designed by NASCAR artist Sam Bass, will be autographed by Bass, Grammy-nominated Warner Bros. recording artist John Rich, and the winning driver of the Federated Auto Parts 300. The guitar is a one-time design and proceeds from the auction will benefit Hands On Nashville, a volunteer agency assisting those affected most by the recent floods in Middle Tennessee.

Fans can log on to NashvilleSuperspeedway.com to see photos of the guitar and place their bid by clicking on the “Flood Relief Guitar Auction” icon. The auction will be live starting at 9 p.m. ET Saturday and will end at 9 p.m. ET June 14. To learn more and bid, click here.

“I was anxious to do something to help, and when Nashville Superspeedway approached me about doing something to raise money for those in need in Middle Tennessee, I jumped at the chance,” said Bass, NASCAR’s first officially licensed artist. “The city of Nashville means so much to me. I love the community and the whole music environment in Nashville. It’s a great racing town, a great music town, and everything that I am all about in my life.

“To be able to do something that combines the two things that I’m most interested in, and to hopefully do a lot of good, help a lot of people, and raise a lot of money, is pretty special.”

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-866-RACE-TIX or visit NashvilleSuperspeedway.com.

Source: http://nationwide.nascar.com/

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