The Newnan Times-Herald


Truck Series race at AMS Feb. 24

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 11, 2018 - 7:13 PM

– Courtesy of Atlanta Motor Speedway

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta will join McDonough, Georgia-based Active Pest Control in sponsoring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Feb. 24.

The Active Pest Control 200 Benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta will cap off the only same-day, same-track doubleheader on the 2018 NASCAR national touring series calendar.

"We are thankful to Active Pest Control for including us in their sponsorship of this exciting event benefiting Children's," said Scott Hodoval, vice president of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation. "As a nonprofit, we rely on the generous donations of our community in order to meet the needs of the growing pediatric population in Georgia. Thanks to community partners like Active Pest Control and events like the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, we are able to achieve our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow."

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has three hospitals, Marcus Autism Center and 27 neighborhood locations. Children's offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Active Pest Control first signed on with Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2016 as the sponsor of its Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying night before stepping up to sponsor the Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta's annual NASCAR weekend last March. By joining Active Pest Control, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta becomes the third entitlement sponsor of Atlanta Motor Speedway's rare Saturday double-feature.

"The Active team is thrilled CHOA is joining us as sponsors of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway," said Tony Carder, Active Pest Control CEO. "Partnering with CHOA is a small way for Active to show our support for the community and the good work the CHOA team does for the children of Atlanta every day."

For more information or to purchase tickets to the 2018 Atlanta NASCAR weekend today, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit

Mullins joins Atlanta Motor Speedway Staff : Atlanta Motor Speedway today announced the addition of Kelly Mullins to its staff as its new executive director of the Atlanta chapter of SpeedwayChildren’s Charities.

An Ohio native, Mullins brings a wealth of experience in both sales and the real estate sector and most recently served six years in various leadership roles for a local nonprofit organization.

“What an amazing opportunity to work with Speedway Children’s Charities, its board of directors and Atlanta Motor Speedway,” said Mullins. “I am more than humbled to be a part of an organization that serves the needs of children in our community.”

Speedway Children’s Charities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1982 by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. chairman O. Bruton Smith. With chapters based at each of the eight race tracks within the Speedway Motorsports family, SCC is committed to raising funds to be awarded via grants to qualified children’s charitable organizations nationwide. To date, SCC’s Atlanta chapter has distributed well over $4 million to Atlanta-area children since it was established in 1994.

Each year, SCC Atlanta hosts fundraising events in and around Atlanta, oftentimes partnering with local celebrities and organizations, to benefit metro-area children in need. An annual barbecue festival at the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama and the SCC Classic golf tournament highlight its fundraising calendar each year, while NASCAR Weekend auctions, the Red Bucket Brigade and a weekly 50/50 raffle at the track’s summertime Friday Night Drags series play major roles at the Speedway’s racing events.

To learn more about Speedway Children’s Charities or to get involved, please visit or write to