NASCAR Banking 500 Pit Note #14
"Go Pink or Go Home" NASCAR Drivers Again Bring Awareness to Susan G. Komen Foundation (cont.)
Michael Waltrip (No. 55, NAPA Toyota) - "I, too, like Bobby [Labonte] would like to see 43 pink cars on the track. I'm so happy that when NAPA called and said ‘How do you feel about a pink car?' I said, ‘Yea.' It's a good feeling to support Susan G. Komen and do the things we have done this month. NAPA has donated $250,000. It's just fun being a part of this family. I love your passion."
Elliott Sadler (No. 19 Stanley Dodge) - "I want to echo what the guys in front of me have said. Michael [Waltrip] actually tweeted on Thursday to all the sponsors to thank them for letting us go pink for this weekend. It has touched a lot of us either directly or indirectly. To see so much support from different teams and different sponsors, and people within NASCAR that are trying to give back and bring awareness to Susan G. Komen. A couple of years ago, when my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, representatives from Susan G. Komen came to our bus and talked to my momma about different things and answered a lot of different questions. Last year, when Stanley changed their colors for the first time in 100 years, we got so much awareness from it they wanted to do the pink car again. For me and my family, it means so much to me. It touched us directly."
Over the years, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has raised $1.5 billion. The Bank of America also partnered with the foundation back in the spring, and its No. 3 bestselling bank card features the pink ribbon symbol for breast cancer awareness.