NASCAR is “going pink” to honor and celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the weekend festivities at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, NASCAR is going to doing several initiatives in order to build awareness and raise money for the Susan G. Komen For The Cure. The following initiatives are what NASCAR is doing to raise awareness this weekend.
- Race cars and trucks will carry a NASCAR Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon logo on A-posts
- NASCAR officials will wear pink lanyards and gloves in the garage area throughout the weekend
- NASCAR officials’ fire suits will carry NASCAR Breast Cancer Awareness patches
- NASCAR partner Mechanix Wear will provide pink gloves that will later be signed by drivers to auction off on the NASCAR Unites website.
Several NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams are also going to run special pink paint schemes during Saturday night’s race, including Michael Waltrip Racing’s No. 00 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driven by David Reutimann, which will feature a full pink color scheme.
A number of NASCAR Nationwide Series race teams will sport pink paint schemes. Turner Motorsports’ No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet driven by Brian Vickers, the Kevin Harvick Inc. No. 2 Chevrolet driven by Elliott Sadler, and the MacDonald Motorsports No. 81 Daystar.com Dodge driven by Blake Koch will also drive pink paint schemes. Both Elliott Sadler and Blake Koch have mothers that are survivors of breast cancer.
If you want to help support NASCAR’s efforts by raising money and awareness for breast cancer, you can by bidding on signed gloves by drivers in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. Check NASCAR.com/Unites for details.