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CCU welcomes NASCAR and M&Ms racing to campus

April 20, 2010

Coastal Carolina University students on the NASCAR Kinetics Team invite the public to a free viewing party of the upcoming NASCAR race at Talladega Speedway on Sunday, April 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. on campus at the CINO Grille in the Lib Jackson Student Center.

The CCU Custom Car Club will also host its annual car show in Spadoni Park Circ

le. Registration for the car show begins at 8 a.m., and the show begins at 10 a.m. During the viewing party, sponsored by M&M Racing, vendors will provide free food, coupons, entertainment for children and adults, and general information on auto care. The NASCAR Kinetics Team will also give away NASCAR and M&Ms racing items at the event. NASCAR executives will attend to judge the overall success of the event.

This event is part of a national competition -- NASCAR Kinetics: Marketing in Motion. CCU is one of six selected universities in the program, which started in January 2009. The other competing universities are: Winston-Salem State University, University of Notre Dame, Central Michigan University, Howard University and Clark Atlanta University. All six universities were chosen based on their marketing programs and the students' eagerness to gain real world practice and knowledge.

Four CCU students were selected for participation in this years spring semester program. Those students are: Allen Brouwer, team leader and a senior from Toms River, N.J; Barry Long, a senior from Estill; Dan Jolles, a senior from Silver Spring, Md.; and Roosevelt A. D. Corbett, a junior from Columbia.

The winning university will receive the grand prize, an all-expenses paid trip to Charlotte, N.C., for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race. Students will represent their university and community while interacting with prominent NASCAR and Official Partner business professionals.

For more information, on this event contact Allen Brouwer at nascarkinetics@coastal.edu or 848-992-0990.