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Darlington, The NASCAR Foundation, Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Paint Pit Wall Teal & Gold for Childhood & Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month



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Darlington Raceway, the NASCAR Foundation and the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation (MTJF) and members of the local community have come together to paint the jump pit wall teal and gold for September to recognize the Month of the childhood and ovarian cancer awareness.

“Thank you to the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation and the NASCAR Foundation for joining us in painting our pit wall for Childhood and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,” said Kerry Tharp, president of Darlington Raceway. “We are proud to support the efforts of Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex through the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation to impact the lives of families affected by childhood and ovarian cancer. When fans come to the Shriners Children’s Labor Day Race Weekend in Darlington, we hope today’s event touches their lives and the lives of those watching from home.

Darlington Raceway’s charitable arm, Darlington Shares, a fund advised by NASCAR Foundation donors, has donated to the MTJF to support its mission to raise awareness and funds for families affected by childhood and ovarian cancers.

“We are thrilled and honored that Darlington Raceway has chosen to paint the pit wall teal and gold in honor of Childhood and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,” said Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex. “These are two hugely underfunded cancers that rarely get the media attention and awareness they deserve. Knowing that everyone is watching at home and that all racing fans in attendance will see that these brave women and children are being recognized, makes us so happy! Thank you, Kerry Tharp, Darlington Raceway and the NASCAR Foundation for making this possible. We can’t wait to see him in person during race weekend! »

“One of my favorite parts of our sport is how the NASCAR community comes together to support others, and painting the pit wall teal and gold is a great way to show support for people living with it. and fighting childhood and ovarian cancers,” said Nichole Krieger. , Executive Director, The NASCAR Foundation.

For the third year, the MTJF and the NASCAR Foundation have hosted the Honor a Cancer Hero online auction presented by AdventHealth. The auction allowed fans to bid to have their cancer hero’s name placed on the signature panel of their favorite driver’s race vehicle at select races during Cancer Awareness Month of childhood and the ovary. Heroes will be honored at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway and the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Texas Motor Speedway.

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