Auction raising money for hospital

19m - NASCAR

NASCAR race-day experiences and rare memorabilia are among the items up for bids in an online auction to benefit the Henry Ford Hospital's Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute.

The auction, which started May 26, will conclude during the annual "Get Your Heart Racing" Pit Party the evening of June 11 in Detroit. Bidding is open to the public.

"A lot of people look at race car drivers as heroes," Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle said in a news release. "But the work being done at places like Henry Ford Hospital to save lives is truly heroic. We're just happy we can be part of helping them join Ford Performance in raising awareness and funding for their work."

The items and experiences also include a race experience weekend with Sam Hornish Jr. for the season-ending race in Homestead, Florida; accompanying Biffle and his team through the pre-race inspection and drivers' meeting at Michigan; a race car hood signed by Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and a race car windshield signed by Brad Keselowski.

For more details, you can visit the auction site here.