Country, NASCAR Unite for 2006 Celebration

A new event giving fans a chance to meet country artists and NASCAR drivers will take place in downtown Nashville early next year. Kyle Petty and Vince Gill are honorary co-chairmen of the event, known as Sound and Speed, to be held Jan. 13-14. Proceeds will benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a non-profit organization started by Petty and his wife for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. The event will feature a display of the 2006 racing car paint themes as well as a charity auction and concert.