2011 Prelude To A Dream: Start Your Engines

The top racers in the world have come together to entertain and make a difference.

Nash Herringtonby Nash Herrington

It's time to get down and dirty for the 7th year in a row!  On Wednesday, June 8th, some of the best racers from NASCAR and the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series will team up and face off at one of the most iconic clay-surface tracks in the nation, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

The entire event will be broadcast live to the nation on HBO Pay-Per-View®, with proceeds from the telecast going to support four of the nation's top children's hospitals: Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, Children's HealthCare of Atlanta, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and the Children's Medical Center Dallas.

The live, commercial-free broadcast will begin at 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. PDT) with an immediate replay. HBO Pay-Per-View’s racing telecast has a suggested retail price of $24.95 and is available to more than 71 million pay-per-view homes.

Ordering information and up-to-the minute racing information is available at either www.PreludeToTheDream.org or www.HBO.com. Updates can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PreludeToDream and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PreludetoDream.

The Prelude to the Dream is a team event. There is still an individual race winner, but there is also a race within the race, with the field broken up into four teams, each representing a children’s hospital:

Team Levine: Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Bill Elliott, David Reutimann, Austin Dillon, Ray Evernham and Cruz Pedregon.

Team Atlanta: Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano, Ken Schrader, David Gilliland and Ron Capps.

Team St. Louis: Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne, Bobby Labonte, Justin Allgaier, Kenny Wallace, Ron Hornaday and Ricky Carmichael.

Team Dallas: Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Brian Vickers, Marcos Ambrose, Aric Almirola and Dave Blaney.


Be sure to stay tuned to Crave Online for exclusive behind the scenes footage leading up to the race, AND your chance to win awesome prizes in our upcoming giveaway!