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SEVIERVILLE — NASCAR SpeedPark Smoky Mountains, the official family fun park of NASCAR, celebrates its local community during Sevier County Days from Oct. 25 through Oct. 31. During its annual local appreciation days, any person who resides or works in Sevier, Cocke or Jefferson counties will receive all-day, unlimited play to NASCAR SpeedPark with a donation of $5 and one in-date, unexpired food item.

Each year, the goal of Sevier County Days is two-fold: To open the park to the community for a minimal donation; and to give back to that same community. This year, all donated food items are being collected for the Sevier County Food Ministries and the $5 donation goes to PARC Foundation, the charitable arm of NASCAR SpeedPark.

Donations collected during Sevier County Days will be returned to the East Tennessee community through the work of PARC Foundation, which includes direct giving, partnerships with other like minded nonprofit organizations and by hosting local fundraising events, like the Color Me Mutt 5K Color Run.

“We are blessed to be a part of the Sevier County community for more than two decades and we’re looking forward to welcoming our neighbors back to NASCAR SpeedPark again this year,” said Ben Hess, general manager of NASCAR SpeedPark Smoky Mountains.

“We are a values-driven company and we consider it a privilege to provide a place for our community to gather and have fun.”

In addition to collecting food items for the Sevier County Food Ministries, NASCAR SpeedPark will also be rounding up at the register for the food pantry through the end of year.

Hours of operation vary during Sevier County Days. The park will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday; and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Photo identification proving Sevier, Cocke or Jefferson County residency or a current check pay stub proving employment in Sevier, Cocke or Jefferson County will be required for park entry.

For more details on Sevier County Days, visit www.nascarspeedpark.com/seviercountydays.