The Tony Stewart "Prelude To The Dream" Pit Pass Contest for Charity 
Friday, May 8, 2009, 06:06 PM - News
Tony Stewart is as focused off the track as he is on the track, whether caring for chronically ill children or supporting our wounded and fallen soldiers. He seems to approach everything he does with the same tenacity.

By Kara Martin CBS Sports


On June 3, 2009 Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway will play host to the fifth annual "Prelude to the Dream," a unique affair that features NASCAR and National driving stars behind the wheel of dirt Late Model machines in a full blown event, complete with time trial runs, heat races and a consolation race leading up to the featured main event.

"The Prelude to the Dream just keeps getting bigger every year," said Stewart, a multi-time racing champion and proud owner of Eldora Speedway. "Since HBO Pay-Per-View began televising the Prelude in 2007, we've been able to help a lot of deserving charities, specifically the Victory Junction Gang Camp".

The proceeds from this year's race will benefit the Tony Stewart Foundation in "Support of Our Wounded and Fallen Soldiers." The four charities- Wounded Warrior Project, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Operation Homefront, and Fisher House- all cater to severely injured military personnel or fallen heroes and their families.

The four previous Prelude to the Dreams have collectively raised more than two million dollars. With each year's event gaining significant stature and mainstream interest, Stewart's goal is to have the fifth annual Prelude to the Dream raise one million dollars… with the proceeds impacting the four charities. "It's an ambitious goal, especially in this economy," admits Stewart. "But if we don't shoot for a number that is a true difference-maker, we're not ever going to reach it. That's our goal, and me and everybody else associated with this event are going to do everything we can to meet that goal. Now, we just need everyone out there to purchase the event, enjoy all the action going on at Eldora, and support our heroes who are protecting our freedom."

Stewart has also teamed up with irreverent, prank call comedian Lee Roy Mercer to present the "Tony Stewart Prelude to the Dream Pit Pass Contest for Charity." In addition to supporting our wounded and fallen soldiers, this year Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Gang Camp and one lucky fan will benefit from a pairing up of one of the sport's most outspoken drivers and a healthy dose of Lee Roy Mercer "whoop-ass" to create a recipe of sweet charity.

The Grand Prize winner will receive an all-inclusive race package to the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH which includes round trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two nights. The winner will also receive a VIP Pit Pass, allowing free access to the Speedway, the opportunity to hang out with Lee Roy Mercer in the infield/garage area and meet Tony Stewart and many other drivers "in a laid back atmosphere" during the charity race Pay-Per-View event held on June 3, 2009.

Mercer participated in the 2008 Prelude To The Dream where he was Stewart's special celebrity guest of honor to Victory Lane for the Prelude's post race celebration and presentation of a one million dollar donation by Smoke to Kyle Petty and the Victory Junction Gang from the event. As Tony presented the check to the Petty family, he added, "The Victory Junction Gang Camps have become such a part of my family too. That's what it is all about. We all get to have fun out here and get to drive dirt cars, but it's a lot deeper and bigger cause than that."

Kyle Petty responded, "It's like the (Kyle Petty) charity ride we do every summer. We have a good time riding motorcycles, but we raise a lot of money for charity. Nobody says that you have to have a bad time raising money for charity. You can have a good time, too. It costs $2500.00 for a child to attend the Victory Junction Gang Camp, but thanks to magnanimous donors, families do not incur any expenditure."

For details visit www.leeroymercer.com and click the contest banner at the top of the page.


Photo courtesy of Jon Holtz
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Tony Stewart (Prelude To The Dream) Pit Pass CONTEST 
Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 03:44 PM - Events

Three easy ways to enter the Tony Stewart (Prelude To The Dream) Pit Pass CONTEST:

* Purchase the ALL NEW ‘GREATEST THREATS’ CD to be automatically entered to Win (and receive a FREE sticker to boot)
* Purchase the classic ‘GONE RACIN’ CD at 15% OFF the retail price for a limited time to be automatically entered to Win
* Click the "official rules" link for details on how to enter without purchasing

The CONTEST is FREE to Enter, but we're asking those who Enter to have a Charitable Heart and pickup a copy of Lee Roy's new GREATEST THREATS or GONE RACIN' CD as Proceeds from those two Discs will benefit the Tony Stewart Foundation in support of Kyle Petty's new Victory Junction Gang Camp II, KC.

(1) Grand Prize WINNER Will Receive: (1) VIP Pit Pass, (1) Round Trip Airfare Ticket, and (2) Nights Hotel Accommodations.

WINNER will have FREE access to the Eldora Speedway facility, hangout with Lee Roy Mercer for the day in the Infield/Garage Area and get up close to Tony Stewart and many other drivers (in a laid back atmosphere) during the (Prelude To The Dream) Charity Race Pay-Per-View event held on 06/03/2009.

Click Here To ENTER for your Chance to WIN this Whoop-Ass All Inclusive Prize Package.

Prize Deadlines: All entries for the Contest must be received by Musictoday on or before: 5/27/2009 3:00:00 PM Eastern.
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The Top 14 Moments on Tony Stewart Live on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio 
Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 12:54 AM - Announcements
14: Roger Penske after winning the 50th Daytona 500 (Feb. 18, 2008)
13: Tony's Goodyear Rant (Mar. 10, 2008)
12: Reggie Jackson takes heat for being all-time strikeout king (Feb. 26, 2008)
11: Kevin Costner on acting, racing and riding buffalo bareback (June 30, 2008)
10: Jimmie Johnson talks guns, Halloween and hot dogs (Oct. 30, 2007)
9: NASCAR legend David Pearson (Feb. 11, 2008)
8: A.J. Foyt prank call (Jan. 2, 2007)
7: The Stewie Awards (Nov. 27, 2007)
6: TSL road trip: Graceland (May 12, 2008)
5: John Force unleashed (Nov. 20, 2007)
4: Carl Edwards goes bowling (June 12, 2007)
3: National Motorsports Correspondent Ford Martin (2007 & 2008)
2: Lee Roy Mercer gets under Tony’s skin (Oct. 23, 2007)
1: Operation Wax Smoke (Mar. 17, 2008)


LEE ROY MERCER & TONY STEWART - Martinsville Speedway - 2008
Photo By Jon Holtz
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A Death In The Family - Jon Holtz's Mother Called Home 
Thursday, August 28, 2008, 04:54 PM - News
Lee Roy Mercer's Producer, Mr. Jon Holtz's mother, Mrs. Susan S. Broyles, 60, of the Asheville Highway, passed away 4:15pm EST, Aug. 25, 2008 at Life Care Center of Greeneville. She was surrounded by loved ones at the time she was called home by the Lord.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate her life at Mount Hebron United Methodist Church of Greeneville, TN Aug. 30, 2008 at 7:30pm EST. May piece be with her and her beloved family.

Jon Holtz & Riki Rachtman - Sharpie 500 2008 - Bristol Motor Speedway - Photo By Poet K. A. Steffek
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Carl Edwards Wins Sharpie 500 & Celebrates 2nd Victory at Bristol w/ Lee Roy Mercer 
Monday, August 25, 2008, 06:33 PM - News

Carl Edwards waited, and when his chance finally came, he took it. Edwards used the old Bristol tactic to pass Kyle Busch – the dominant driver for most of the race– and held on to win the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

Edwards used the “Bristol bump-and-run,” in turn one to pass Busch on lap 469 and never relinquished the lead.

Busch bumped Edwards after the race in an obvious sign of displeasure at Edwards' physical pass. Edwards' returned the favor, spinning Busch in the track’s front stretch. The site of Busch’s spinning car garnered a loud cheer from the fans.

“They keep talking about rivalries, we might have one now,” Busch told television reporters moments after the race.

Edwards started on the poll and held the top spot until lap 55 when he tangled with the lapped car of Juan Pablo Montoya. Kyle Busch, running in third place, passed Edwards and opened up a sizable lead that he held until Edwards caught him for the winning pass.

Same as last year at Bristol Motor Speedway, Lee Roy Mercer helped to celebrate the win in Victory Lane with Edwards, Jack Roush, and the 99 Team at Bristol Motor Speedway.

"That's two Sharpie 500 wins at Bristol two years in a row for Carl and I was here with him and Mr. Jack Roush to celebrate it both times. Third time's gonna be a charm," Mercer told television reporters in Victory Lane.


Edwards' Sharpie 500 win in 2007 at Bristol Motor Speedway was Win #99 for ROUSH in Cup. It was also Ford's first victory with the Car of Tomorrow.

Lee Roy Mercer In Victory Lane Sharpie 500 - Bristol Motor Speedway 08
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SPEED TV to Re-Air Tony Stewart’s Prelude to the Dream 
Monday, June 30, 2008, 03:37 PM - News

Tony Stewart & Lee Roy Mercer In Victory Lane Prelude to the Dream - Eldora Speedway - Live On HBO
Photo By Jon Holtz
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SPEED TV will offer multiple replays of Tony Stewart’s Prelude to the Dream, beginning July 5th at 1:00 pm EST. Previously only available through HBO Pay-Per-View, the race run on June 4th at famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, benefited Kyle Petty’s new Victory Junction Gang Camp II outside Kansas City.

The all-star event featured Tony Stewart and twenty-four rivals, including twenty-one NASCAR regulars and two NHRA stars, drive late-model stock cars in the exhibition: Aric Almirola, Dave Blaney, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Ron Capps, Carl Edwards, Bill Elliott, Ray Evernham, Red Farmer, Jeff Gordon, Robby Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Bobby Labonte, Mark Martin, Ryan Newman, Cruz Pedregon, David Reutimann, Kenny Schrader, Kenny Wallace, and J.J. Yeley.

The HBO Pay-Per-View all-star event also featured Special Celebrity guest WarHead Records prank call recording artist Lee Roy Mercer giving Ray Evernham an comedic ass whoopin', with Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, and Kyle Petty. Curb Records recording artist Lee Brice sang the National Anthem prior to the fourth annual Old Spice - Prelude to the Dream. The all-star event also featured Pit Reporters Dick Berggren and Matt Yocum. And Tony Stewart made the presentation of a check for ONE MILLION DOLLARS to Kyle Petty in Victory Lane for Victory Junction Gang Camp II KC.

Check out all the racin' excitement and more on SPEED TV beginning July 5 at 1:00 pm EST.
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Tony Stewart - NASCAR On FOX TV Interview - AMERICAN REDNECK At Dover 
Monday, June 2, 2008, 09:13 PM - Announcements
During Yesterday's NASCAR On FOX televised broadcast of the Best Buy 400 (Benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks) at Dover International Speedway, our song AMERICAN REDNECK... The Ballad Of Lee Roy Mercer was played during the driver introductions / interview with Tony Stewart.

The song was written by my producer Mr. Jon Holtz and Mr. Clark Stallard. The track was performed by cattleAXE, which features, Mr. Tom Bettini formerly of JACKYL and Mr. Greg Yates the former guitar player of David Allan Coe. "AMERICAN REDNECK" is a special bonus track which appears on my new GONE RACIN' NASCAR Driver Prank Call CD.

A Special Thanks To NASCAR On FOX, Tony Stewart. And a BIG Congrats to Clark, Jon and cattleAXE.


Jon Holtz & Tony Stewart
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LEE ROY MERCER w/ TONY STEWART - Prelude To The Dream - LIVE On HBO Pay-Per-View  
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 09:48 AM - Events

Prelude To The Dream

A supernova of racing talent will again descend upon the Field of Dreams that is Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 4th when the dirt that made champions out of A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti plays host to today's racing stars at the fourth annual Old Spice - Prelude to the Dream. And for those not lucky enough to grab a seat for the dirt late model race featuring over 25 world renowned drivers as they battle for dirt supremacy, HBO Pay-Per-View will present the event live to the entire nation. Proceeds from this telecast will support construction of Victory Junction Gang Camp II in Kansas City, as well as the Tony Stewart Foundation.

The all-star race will feature such racing icons as Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin, Denny Hamlin, Bobby Labonte and more. All will pilot 2,300-pound dirt late model stock cars capable of putting out over 800 horsepower. The all-star event will also feature special celebrity guest Lee Roy Mercer.

The live, commercial-free broadcast will begin at 7 PM ET (4 PM PT), with an immediate replay and subsequent replays throughout the week and the following weekend. 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.
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Clint Bowyer & Lee Roy Mercer Do Stand-Up At Bristol Motor Speedway - FOOD CITY 500  
Thursday, March 27, 2008, 11:12 AM - News
As part of a Special Promotion w/ RCR and Jack DanielsLee Roy Mercer does Stand-Up Comedy for the Fans with Clint Bowyer before the start of the FOOD CITY 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. It's BRISTOL Baby, With LEE ROY MERCER. Now That's “Racin’ The Way It Ought’a Be!”...

Clint Bowyer, driver of the #2 BB&T Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing-NNS was the Winner of the Sharpie Mini 300. In the NASCAR-SPRINT Cup points race at the Bristol Motor Speedway event, Bowyer started the #07 Jack Daniels' Chevrolet 3rd in the lineup for Sunday’s Food City 500 and finished 3rd. His gain of seven spots to 9th in the standings was the biggest of the drivers making all 5 races so far this season.

LEE ROY MERCER will be preforming his unique brand of Southern Comedy with Clint Bowyer at several of the NASCAR-SPRINT Cup racing events this season. In addition to Mercer's famous “It Ain't Nothin' For Me To Whoop A Man's Ass!” comedy routines, the Tennessee Prankster will also be speaking to the Fans about the history of NASCAR which will include a supportive speech to help the Fans become more familiar with the modern era of the CoT. Plus, Mercer will discuss the importance of drinking responsibly.

As part of this Special Promotion, the LEE ROY MERCER® GONE RACIN' NASCAR Driver Prank Call CD featured on the WarHead Records imprint will be made available to the public at these scheduled events. Check back for more details.


Clint Bowyer & Lee Roy Mercer


LEE ROY MERCER - Entertaining the Fans at Bristol Motor Speedway - 2008
Photo By Jon Holtz
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LEE ROY MERCER: A Fans Fan: NASCAR NUT 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 12:36 PM - Announcements
By THUNDRSTRUCK
NASCAR Community

I have been a fan of racing for many years. I have seen many pictures of fans while they were with their specific favorites including teams and drivers and even an occasional pit crew member, all with one thing in common. Most if not all are of the fan smiling while getting their shot,,, there are others who take time to make the one who is the Star feel as if they could relax and just be themselves. I have had opportunities to meet and talk with drivers and it has happened to me,, the excitement,, actually seeing a Living Legend or a Favorite Driver can easily overcome even the most experienced fan, so when I see pics of drivers with a fan and the Driver or person ‘Starring’ has a smile on their face, knowing they must feel at ease, well that to me is impressive for the simple reason that the fan thought to think of someone other than themselves, even in all the excitement, they thought of the driver first.

One such feller is well known and has a following all his own. He is a member of the NASCAR community, often, letting us all know that there are New Pics we can see, that without him taking them, we would have never of had the chance to see our (your) favorites, in that light.

LEE ROY MERCER
A Fans Fan is usually in places we all wish we could be. He has well known friends that allow him opportunities to do what we all want to do. Most of us can not do the things he does for one reason or another, but we have a friend who is just like us,,, a fan,,, a fans fan cause he knows what we would do,,, he is a fan too,,,, he knows what we would have done and even when he himself may not have done it,, he does anyway just so we can see what it was we wanted to see,,,, just as if we were there,,,, Kinda like the old Memorex Commercials,, “Is it Live or is it Lee Roy Mercer?”

For those of you who do not know who Mr. Mercer is,, well take a gander at some of his pics,, and add him, then give him a shout,,, he will let you know where you can hear him pull off some of the Best Danged Pranks on some of the Biggest Stars in NASCAR as well as in other Entertainment Fields,,,,,, An no,, I Ain’t Getting Paid!

Lee Roy Mercer, GOOD/YEAR'S Wayne, Jr., & Cale Yarborough
Photo By Jon Holtz

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