Las Vegas Motor Speedway will welcome country music performer and The Biggest Loser star Dan Evans on Sunday, March 1. Evans will participate in the Speedway Children's Charities Track Walk on the morning of the Shelby 427 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at LVMS.

Evans will be performing at Toby Keith's: I Love This Bar & Grill at Harrah's Hotel & Casino throughout the weekend and will walk the 1.5-mile superspeedway along with more than 500 participants to benefit the charity.

"Speedway Children's Charities is a great organization, and the Track Walk is a wonderful way to support it," said Evans. "Since adopting a healthy lifestyle has changed my life so positively, I'm glad to be able to make a difference for the children in a way that promotes fitness. I'm so excited to be in Las Vegas during NASCAR Weekend and feel blessed to be able to go out and have fun, while also contributing to a great cause. I hope everyone will join me on the track."

Evans, a Frankfort, Ill., native, was voted a fan favorite on last season's The Biggest Loser: Couples. He appeared with his mother, Jackie, and he lost more than 135 pounds. After his appearance on the show, he went on to record his first country album, Goin' All Out, which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Magazine's top country albums chart last fall.

For more information on Evans, please visit www.danevansmusic.com.

LVMS will host the annual Speedway Children's Charities Track Walk on Sunday, March 1, at 9 a.m., during the 2009 NASCAR Weekend. Shelby 427 NASCAR Sprint Cup race ticket holders will have the opportunity to walk the 1.5-mile superspeedway to raise money for the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities.

For more information on the Track Walk, please visit the Speedway Children's Charities website at www.speedwaycharities.org or e-mail trackwalk@lvms.com.

Making a difference in a child's life is the focus of Speedway Children's Charities. SCC strives to do this in collaboration with the non-profit organizations it supports nationwide. Individually, SCC's local chapters identify the needs of children in their communities and award grants to organizations that address them. Last December, the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities granted $290,000 to 57 local children's causes during its annual grant distribution ceremony.