To raise awareness about Lyme disease, racing driver Danny Bohn partners with the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to present Ticks Suck, a public awareness campaign about Lyme and tick-borne diseases, on the Chevrolet Silverado RST #20 Young’s Motorsports at the May 6 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at Darlington (SC) Raceway.
Bohn was diagnosed with Lyme disease as a child and has since battled symptoms of the most common vector-borne disease in the United States.
May is recognized as Lyme Disease Awareness Month.
“This partnership is very personal to me because the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is truly leading the national fight against Lyme and tick-borne diseases,” Bohn said.
“NASCAR fans are active, outdoorsy people, so we’re hoping awareness leads to prevention or, as in cases like mine, recognition of a need for treatment.”
Inspired by Alexandra’s personal journey with the disease, the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation launched the Cohen Lyme & Tickborne Disease Initiative in 2015 to raise awareness, advance research, and find a cure.
Ticks Suck is the Initiative’s latest national public service announcement campaign that aims to raise awareness of the prevalence of ticks throughout the year so families can protect themselves.
Important prevention tips and resources if you’ve been bitten can be found at TicksSuck.org.
“We are thrilled to partner with Danny Bohn and Young’s Motorsports and raise awareness about tick-borne diseases,” said Alexandra Cohen, President of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation. “Ticks are found all over the United States and carry more than a dozen debilitating diseases, so it’s important to learn how you can protect yourself and your family.”
The No. 20 Chevrolet Ticks Suck features a Darlington Throwback paint scheme modeled after Darrell Waltrip’s green and white 1981-82 No. 11 Buick Mountain Dew which Waltrip called “the perfect race car” and helped to define his career with one of the greatest racing stretches the sport has ever seen.
Waltrip won 24 races, 18 poles and two NASCAR Cup Series championships in the car over a two-year span for team owner Junior Johnson.
Bohn, 33, has 34 career starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, including three previous starts at Darlington. His most recent start in the No. 20 truck resulted in a top 10 finish at Daytona (Florida) International Speedway in February.
Prior to joining the Truck Series, the New Jersey native rose to prominence in 2012 when he won the titles of NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Championship Runner-Up, Rookie of the Year and Most Popular Driver. Bohn followed that up with the 2014 Modified Track Championship at famed Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Bohn, who lives in Mooresville, North Carolina, arrives in Darlington after one of his biggest modified career wins, dominating the season opener of the weekly 200-lap series on the flat oval of a quarter mile of Bowman Gray last Saturday night in front of a full house.
The Dead On Tools 200 will take place at Darlington Raceway on Friday, May 6. The race will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 and broadcast on SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 and MRN Radio at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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