SOURCE: CARSTAR Collision Centers

September 16, 2008 15:37 ET

UPDATE: NASCAR Angels to Film Reality TV Show in Kansas City With Overland Park CARSTAR & Local Family

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - Katy Fuller of Kansas City, a teenager who suffers from Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), inspired "NASCAR Angels" to cruise into Kansas City to film an episode for their reality TV show to help a deserving family in need of a transportation fix.

The crew, which includes Rusty Wallace, former NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion and current ABC/ESPN broadcaster, and Shannon Wiseman, NASCAR.COM talent, will team up with CARSTAR Collision Centers, headquartered in Overland Park, and others to restore the family's car. The updated 1996 Grand Marquis will debut Wednesday, September 17 at 4:30 p.m. at Helping Hands Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center.

The Fuller's vehicle has more than 130,000 miles and is used for transporting family members to volunteer events and Katy's therapeutic horseback riding lessons. So far, Katy's only successful response to treatment has been riding horses, allowing her to regain control over her body when conventional therapies failed.

CARSTAR's involvement with charities has created money for organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation by touring its Super'Stang across the U.S., making more than 75 appearances from Seattle to Miami and raising more than $200,000. According to Ms. Lynn Dewey, general manager of CARSTAR Metcalf, this is just one way in which the CARSTAR family participates in charities and why the Fuller family was a great candidate for CARSTAR's help. "CARSTAR Metcalf is thrilled to be a part of restoring the Fuller family car and hope their transportation woes are far, far behind them," said Dewey. Dewey, who is also a horseback riding aficionado, is the general manager of the only corporately owned CARSTAR.

"NASCAR Angels," NASCAR's first nationally syndicated television show, hosted by Rusty Wallace and Shannon Wiseman, is dedicated to sharing the stories of inspiring individuals across the country. www.NASCAR.COM/auto/angels.

CARSTAR is headquartered in Overland Park, Kan. and is the largest group of independently owned and operated auto body repair stores in North America with more than 270 locations and 110 Canadian locations. Since it was founded in 1989, CARSTAR has performed more than 2.5 million repairs with an average customer satisfaction rating of 97 percent or better. For more information, visit www.carstar.com.

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