Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness

NASCAR touring series drivers 'Go Pink'
In Charlotte and Roseville

By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR
October 16, 2011 - 2:11pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Pink was a prominent color in the NASCAR garage areas at this weekend with the Touring series joining the overall campaign by NASCAR of “going pink” in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

On a national level, NASCAR's efforts over the weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway aimed to build awareness and raise funds for breast cancer-aimed charitable organizations. Charlotte included several tributes by NASCAR Whelen Souhern Modified Tour teams for their event there, including Andy Seuss, who changed the color of his No. 11 to pink.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., meanwhile, featured several teams that incorporated the theme into the paint schemes of their cars and officials wearing special pink lanyards.

Moses Smith, who added pink to the look of his No. 16 HASA Pool Products/NAPA Filters Toyota, participated in a recent charity event for Breast Cancer Awareness held by his sponsor, White Flyer.

“It was a real honor to carry the colors that represent those that have beat breast cancer and those that are battling this disease. My aunt had breast cancer and it's cool to be able to pay a tribute to her and others who have beat this.”

An effort by Paul Pedroncelli Jr. involved several fundraisers for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Pedroncelli appeared at different locations to help raise funds by signing autographs and selling T-Shirts and raffle tickets, with all the proceeds going to the NBCF. He also displayed his No. 0 Lee’s Auto Body Chevrolet, painted with a special pink paint scheme, at the fundraisers.

The No. 59 Beat Cancer/MTFX Graphics Chevrolet of Jason Fensler also featured a special campaign at Roseville, with a tribute to beating cancer. The Team Cass Racing Chevrolet featured the awareness ribbons of several different types of cancer.


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