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NASCAR Stars Hit the Lanes for Charity

Sam Hornish Jr. (below and above) attracted such luminaries as Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle (top left) and former Team USA star Derek Eoff (top right).

NASCAR drivers are known to change lanes frequently, but in No- vember Sam Hornish Jr. and his racing pals found themselves on the bowling lanes when athletes and celebrities from the Dallas/Fort Worth area attended the 6th Annual Auto- Sam Horn- ish Jr. Celebrity Bowl- ing Tournament. “It’s a lot of fun,”

Hornish said of the bowling event. “Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) and the Texas Chapter of the Speed- way Children’s Chari- ties does 99 percent of the legwork, and I get

CHANGING LANES: Click on the play button (on the right) to watch the celebs bowl at the Hornish event.


to come in and get a lot of the glory. “It gives me the op-

portunity to give back to an area that has been really good to me. I’ve had a lot of success here in Indy Car, won three races here and celebrat- ed two of my champi- onships here.” Among those join-

ing Hornish at Main Event Entertainment in Grapevine, Texas, were NASCAR drivers Kurt Busch and Brad Kesel- owski, Dallas Maver- icks coach Rick Carlisle, former Dallas Cowboy

Jay Novacek and USBC Team USA’s Shannon O’Keefe and former Team USA member Derek Eoff Hornish said he has

bowled only three or four times this year. “I became a real big

fan of it right when I got out of high school,” Hornish said about his start in bowling. “My buddies and I would go on Mondays or Tuesdays because I was traveling a lot and rac- ing on the weekends. Sooner of later I will get back to it.”

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