NASCAR Drivers and Teams to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Racing for a Cause in NASCAR

Pink NASCAR
Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Cancer is arguably the worst disease there is. This chronic illness is one of, if not the most deadly disease there is.

Sadly, there's still no cure for cancer. Though there are plenty of ways to limit how bad cancer can get, there's still no cure and people pass away because of it. This disease has killed way too many people way too soon.

Everyone knows someone that had or has cancer. Cancer has an effect on every single person in the universe. Whether someone has it, or they're watching a friend/family member suffer while battling the disease, they're effected by it.

This month, the world is coming together to support awareness for Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer is such a horrific illness and it's well-known for the wrong reasons. NASCAR, along with several teams and drivers, will be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October.

For the past several years, there has been a tradition for NASCAR drivers to sport a pink car for the race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. However, this year, a few drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series will be sporting these pink schemes for the majority of the month. It's truly a cool way to show that NASCAR cares and definitely brings awareness to this horrific disease.

Joseph Wolkin can be followed on Twitter at @JosephNASCAR.

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Parker Kligerman

PK
Via Kyle Busch Motorsports

Parker Kligerman will be running this special "Project Pink" paint scheme at Kansas this weekend as he'll be supporting the Kyle Busch Foundation. Kligerman is a rookie in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and will be attempting to raise awareness for the Pretty in Pink Foundation this weekend.

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Brad Sweet

Sweet
Via JR Motorsports' Facebook page

Brad Sweet, taking over for Kasey Kahne throughout the remainder of the year in the No. 5 car for JR Motorsports, will be sporting this pink Great Clips paint scheme starting this weekend at Kansas.

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Austin Dillon

RCR
Via Richard Childress Racing's Facebook page

Austin Dillon's car will be a hot pink. The car looks great as Dillon fights for the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship.

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Regan Smith

Smith
Via JR Motorsports' Facebook page

Like Sweet, Regan Smith will also have a pink car starting this weekend. The two have teamed up with NASCAR for the Paint the Track Pink Program.

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Brian Vickers

Vickers
Via Dustin Long's Twitter

Brian Vickers will have probably the pinkest car in the history of NASCAR. The only part of his car that isn't pink is the sponsor decals, and even they have some pink on them. Vickers was at Charlotte to take part in painting the start/finish line with his teammates, as Joe Gibbs Racing looks to win a championship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series.

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Elliott Sadler

JGR
Via Joe Gibbs Racing

Elliott Sadler cares about Breast Cancer Awareness, and I'll tell you why. His mother, Bell, was diagnosed with the disease back in 2007. She was fortunate enough to survive the battle and is now in remission. Sadler and his brother, former NASCAR driver and Fox Sports 1 analyst Hermie Sadler, have a foundation that strongly supports Autism as well as Breast Cancer Awareness. Every year, Sadler has some pretty cool pink paint schemes for the Charlotte race to recognize his mom among the other millions of women that suffer from the disease on a daily basis. Sadler, his family and his Joe Gibbs Racing team also helped paint the Charlotte start/finish line pink this week as the track prepares for the annual October race weekend.

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Matt Kenseth

Kenseth
Via Bob Pockrass' Twitter

Matt Kenseth, the points leader in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been the hottest driver as of late. Well, now his car is going to be hot pink. His car will look exactly like Vickers' Nationwide Series car, and it'll be easy for everyone to see at Charlotte.

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Danica Patrick

Danica Pink
Mike Stobe- Via NASCAR/Getty Images

Danica Patrick is more than just a regular NASCAR driver. Patrick is the only female member of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, giving her the responsibility to represent female fans that support her, as well as her sponsors. She'll be running this pink and green scheme throughout the month of October, showing how much she cares about the disease.

1 of 9

Racing for a Cause in NASCAR

Pink NASCAR
Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Cancer is arguably the worst disease there is. This chronic illness is one of, if not the most deadly disease there is.

Sadly, there's still no cure for cancer. Though there are plenty of ways to limit how bad cancer can get, there's still no cure and people pass away because of it. This disease has killed way too many people way too soon.

Everyone knows someone that had or has cancer. Cancer has an effect on every single person in the universe. Whether someone has it, or they're watching a friend/family member suffer while battling the disease, they're effected by it.

This month, the world is coming together to support awareness for Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer is such a horrific illness and it's well-known for the wrong reasons. NASCAR, along with several teams and drivers, will be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October.

For the past several years, there has been a tradition for NASCAR drivers to sport a pink car for the race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. However, this year, a few drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series will be sporting these pink schemes for the majority of the month. It's truly a cool way to show that NASCAR cares and definitely brings awareness to this horrific disease.

Joseph Wolkin can be followed on Twitter at @JosephNASCAR.

2 of 9

Parker Kligerman

PK
Via Kyle Busch Motorsports

Parker Kligerman will be running this special "Project Pink" paint scheme at Kansas this weekend as he'll be supporting the Kyle Busch Foundation. Kligerman is a rookie in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and will be attempting to raise awareness for the Pretty in Pink Foundation this weekend.

3 of 9

Brad Sweet

Sweet
Via JR Motorsports' Facebook page

Brad Sweet, taking over for Kasey Kahne throughout the remainder of the year in the No. 5 car for JR Motorsports, will be sporting this pink Great Clips paint scheme starting this weekend at Kansas.

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Austin Dillon

RCR
Via Richard Childress Racing's Facebook page

Austin Dillon's car will be a hot pink. The car looks great as Dillon fights for the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship.

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Regan Smith

Smith
Via JR Motorsports' Facebook page

Like Sweet, Regan Smith will also have a pink car starting this weekend. The two have teamed up with NASCAR for the Paint the Track Pink Program.

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Brian Vickers

Vickers
Via Dustin Long's Twitter

Brian Vickers will have probably the pinkest car in the history of NASCAR. The only part of his car that isn't pink is the sponsor decals, and even they have some pink on them. Vickers was at Charlotte to take part in painting the start/finish line with his teammates, as Joe Gibbs Racing looks to win a championship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series.

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Elliott Sadler

JGR
Via Joe Gibbs Racing

Elliott Sadler cares about Breast Cancer Awareness, and I'll tell you why. His mother, Bell, was diagnosed with the disease back in 2007. She was fortunate enough to survive the battle and is now in remission. Sadler and his brother, former NASCAR driver and Fox Sports 1 analyst Hermie Sadler, have a foundation that strongly supports Autism as well as Breast Cancer Awareness. Every year, Sadler has some pretty cool pink paint schemes for the Charlotte race to recognize his mom among the other millions of women that suffer from the disease on a daily basis. Sadler, his family and his Joe Gibbs Racing team also helped paint the Charlotte start/finish line pink this week as the track prepares for the annual October race weekend.

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Matt Kenseth

Kenseth
Via Bob Pockrass' Twitter

Matt Kenseth, the points leader in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been the hottest driver as of late. Well, now his car is going to be hot pink. His car will look exactly like Vickers' Nationwide Series car, and it'll be easy for everyone to see at Charlotte.

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Danica Patrick

Danica Pink
Mike Stobe- Via NASCAR/Getty Images

Danica Patrick is more than just a regular NASCAR driver. Patrick is the only female member of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, giving her the responsibility to represent female fans that support her, as well as her sponsors. She'll be running this pink and green scheme throughout the month of October, showing how much she cares about the disease.


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