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NHRA Top Fuel Driver TJ Zizzo To Visit Patients At Texas Children's Hospital On April 26th TJ Zizzo, NHRA driver of the PEAK Motor Oil Top Fuel Dragster will host a 'Patient party' and visit with patients at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. CST. Chicago, Illinois (I- Newswire) April 24, 2012 - Who: TJ Zizzo, driver of the PEAK Motor Oil Top Fuel Dragster What: 'Patient party' visit with patients at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston When: Thursday, April 26, 2012 Where: Texas Children's Hospital - Clinical Care Center (CCC) Summary: TJ Zizzo is a family man blessed with two healthy children. He understands that treating kids with cancer is about more than just medicine - it also involves the human spirit. If his visit can alleviate the stress of patients and their families, even if only for a few minutes, then it's time well spent. When TJ races on April 27-29 - he will be doing so in honor of a local charity, Heroes for Children. His dragster will carry a decale with the Heroes for Children logo and the autographs of patients he meets at the hospital. Heroes for Children provides financial and social assistance to families in Texas, with children battling cancer. As an international leader in pediatric cancer research and treatment, Texas Children's Cancer Center is dedicated to providing novel therapies and familycentered care to children from infancy through young adulthood with cancer and blood disorders - from the most common to rare. Texas Children's Cancer Center is a joint program of Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine and is the pediatric program of BCM's NCI- designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center. Ranked 4th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, making the Center #1 outside the northeast United States as well as #1 in Texas, Texas Children's Cancer Center treats more childhood cancer and hematology patients than any other program in the U.S., with patients coming from 35 states and 26 countries around the world. All patient families at Texas Children's Hospital are encouraged to speak with one of their social workers about how they can help each family access muchneeded resources when their child is sick. About Zizzo Racing & TJ Zizzo: Zizzo Racing was established 32 years ago. Team Owner, Tony Zizzo Sr. began his racing career in 1980 competing in the Top Alcohol Dragster division. Zizzo campaigned several dragsters bearing the Avenger name for more than two decades. Zizzo Sr. was the United Drag Racers Association (UDRA) Supercharged Top Alcohol Dragster Champion in 1984, '85, '86, '89 and was the first Top Alcohol dragster driver to run a 6.20 at over 220.70 mph. Zizzo Racing Inc. and its 12- person team operate from a facility in Lincolnshire, Illinois. TJ Zizzo credits his father, a professional Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Fuel Dragster driver, with igniting his passion for racing. By the tender age of five, TJ's exposure to the world of drag racing began. By the early age of 16, TJ received his NHRA license and went on to set the record as the world's fastest teenager. In 2003, TJ earned his NHRA Top Fuel license and ran an amazing 4.742 elapse time at 310.98 mph in his first pass at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois. Today, TJ is a top level competitor who consistently focuses on performance and aiming higher. During the 2012 season, TJ will compete in 10 NHRA Top Fuel dragster races with Peak Motor Oil as his title sponsor. TJ and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Madeline (7) and Nicolas (5). While not at the race track, TJ enjoys golf, motorsports, working at Zizzo Enterprises (his family- owned body shop) and spending time with family and friends. For more information, please visit www.zizzoracing.com. About Misix: Misix, Inc. is a full service marketing and innovation agency that helps grow your business. Analytics. Brand. Communication. Design. Research. Strategy. These core services are the foundation to the team's Listen/ Think/ Act approach. And, when they're combined - the result is a smarter solution that activates brands, engages customers and makes an impact. For more information about Misix, please visit www.misixinc.com About Heroes for Children: Founded in 2004 by two mothers in memory of their daughters, Heroes for Children provides financial and social assistance to families battling cancer within the state of Texas. Through a variety of programs, HFC is able to support the patient, parents, and family as a whole. Since its founding, the Texas- based non- profit has provided more than $3.5 million in assistance to more than 3,000 Texas families. To learn more about Heroes for Children, visit www.heroesforchildren.org About Old World Industries: Old World Industries, LLC is among the largest privately- held companies competing in the automotive aftermarket. The Northbrook, Illinois- based company enjoys a presence in various consumer product markets in more than 30 countries worldwide. Old World's brands include a full line of PEAK® Performance Products including Antifreeze, Motor Oil, Washer Fluid, Electronics and Wiper Blades; SIERRA® Antifreeze; Fleet Charge® Fully Formulated Coolant; Final Charge® Heavy Duty Global Extended Life Antifreeze/ Coolant; SmartBLADE™ Premium Wiper Blades; HERCULINER® Truck Bed Liner Kits; and BlueDEF® Diesel Exhaust Fluid. PEAK® Automotive Products are sold at over 20,000 retail outlets in the U.S., including mass merchants, hardware, and automotive retailers. For more information, please visit www.peakauto.com. Media Contacts: Tina Korecky Bowness - Misix, Inc. O: 224-717-3497, C: 224-475-7146, tbowness@misixinc.com Kristy Hensel - Heroes for Children D: 214-256-5824, khensel@heroesforchildren.org ###

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