Breast Cancer awareness support across NASCAR shows support at Charlotte

By Joseph Wolkin

Everyone has been effected in one way or another by the terrible disease of Cancer. It’s harmed millions of people across the world. There is not a cure for it and there unfortunately won’t be one anytime soon.

A few treatment options are available for Cancer patients, but it isn’t guaranteed to safe a life.

Next weekend is a big weekend for Breast Cancer awareness, especially for those effected within NASCAR.

Several teams will be sporting pink cars to show their support for this disease as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Nationwide Series teams are going all out as some have already unveiled special schemes they will be running at the Charlotte Motor Speedway next week.

This weekend at Talladega, Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth, and Trevor Bayne will each run a special Breast Cancer Awareness car.

In addition, according to a press release from the Charlotte Motor Speedway, drivers included within this effort include Justin Allgaier, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Eric McClure, Danica Patrick, Brian Scott, Cole Whitt, and Elliott Sadler.

Some of these drivers have personal ties to Breast Cancer than others. The one stand out is the Nationwide Series points leader, Sadler.

Sadler’s mother, Bell, had Breast Cancer a few years ago. Since then, she has been in remission, attending races and being right by her son’s side.

“My mom’s favorite race and my mom’s favorite paint scheme is always the pink race car that we have here in October. She will be here with me that night, and hopefully we’ll have a good night and get to Victory Lane to receive a pink trophy. That would be a great storybook ending,” Sadler said at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 1.

Sadler and his brother, Hermie, set out to the speedway to join several Breast Cancer survivors which made the trip from as far as Ohio to paint the start/finish line in pink.

Famous artist, Sam Bass, also joined the gathering as he took part in the great cause.

In addition to painting the start/finish line pink, the track will have a pink pace car as well as a trophy. The title sponsor of the race, Dollar General, is taking part in this as well. The company is donating $50,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Breast Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases within the globe, as statistics show. But, for next weekend, the NASCAR world will help comfort innocent victims of this disease, hoping to one day find a cure for it.

Joseph Wolkin can be followed on Twitter at @JosephNASCAR.

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