NASCAR: Several Cars Go Pink for Breast Cancer

55919256The October NASCAR weekend at Lowe’s Motor Speedway has had a touch of pink for years. The primetime event is a perfect opportunity for teams, drivers and sponsors to show their support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Tomorrow night’s Sprint Cup Series race will have Kyle Busch, Michael Waltrip, Bobby Labonte, Elliott Sadler and Bill Elliott wheel pink-themed cars. During tonight’s Nationwide Series race, the entire Braun Racing stable of three cars will be pinked out. The fans can even get in on the cause with tomorrow morning’s Track Walk.

The Pink M&M: M&M’s, which has a history of partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, has once again taken that partnership to the racetrack. During tomorrow night’s Sprint Cup Series NASCAR Banking 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 M&M’s Toyota of Kyle Busch will feature a nice pink paint scheme (M&M’s).

NAPA Goes Pink: Michael Waltrip’s No. 55 NAPA Toyota will sport a touch of pink during the Saturday’s event at Lowe’s Motor Speedway to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Waltrip’s sponsor, NAPA, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have teamed up to raise $250,000 for the important cause. During the month of October, consumers who spend $25 or more at participating NAPA Auto Parts Stores or NAPA AutoCare Centers will receive a free NAPA/Susan G. Komen for the Cure travel mug (Michael Waltrip Racing).

Ask.com’s Tribute: To help recognize fans who have been affected by breast cancer, Ask.com offered the opportunity to have a loved one’s name incorporated onto Bobby Labonte’s pink Susan G. Komen tribute paint scheme on his No. 96 Ask.com Ford for the Saturday Cup race.

This effort is part of a multi-faceted partnership program Ask.com has with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The program includes a $1 million commitment to the organization (NASCAR.com).

Sadler in Pink: For the second consecutive year, Elliott Sadler and his Richard Petty Motorsports No. 19 Stanley Dodge are changing their look with a pink paint scheme for the NASCAR Banking 500. The pink paint scheme is in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Richard Petty Motorsports).

Warriors in Pink: The Wood Brothers’ No. 21 Motorcraft Ford will be sporting a special “Warriors in Pink” paint scheme in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month during Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series race. Driver Bill Elliott will be wearing a “Warriors in Pink” fire suit and helmet that will be available through an online auction – all proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Wood Brothers).

Good Things Come in Threes: Braun Racing, which fields three cars in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, is “going pink” for tonight’s Dollar General 300 in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Braun Racing drivers Brian Vickers and Reed Sorenson will trade in their traditional black and yellow No. 32 and No. 10 Dollar General Toyotas for a special pink paint scheme. Braun Racing teammate, Jason Leffler, and his primary sponsor, Great Clips, will also support the cause with a specially designed pink No. 38 Camry.

The effort stems from IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher’s “On Track for a Cause” initiative. Fisher’s Dollar General-sponsored racecar also sported a pink look during the October 10 event at Homestead-Miami Speedway on October 10.

Dollar General is making a $25,000 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The discount retailer has also partnered with IMS and MainGate Apparel to sell Sarah Fisher commemorative pink hats to raise funds for Komen for the Cure, the leader in the global breast cancer movement. The hats are only available online at www.dollargeneral.com from September 1 through October 31 (Braun Racing).

Track Walk: This Saturday morning, just hours before the Sprint Cup Series race, the NASCAR Foundation will partner with Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Speedway Children’s Charities for a Track Walk at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The Foundation’s Track Walk will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure as they continue to raise awareness for the early detection and prevention of breast cancer. The event will also benefit Speedway Children’s Charities and The NASCAR Foundation as they continue to work in support of children and families in need (NASCAR).

In Other News: General Mills is donating 100 tickets for this Saturday night’s NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America at Lowe’s Motor Speedway to The Boys & Girls Club and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte (Breaking Limits).

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