Charlotte II: Elliott Sadler preview

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- For the second consecutive year, Elliott Sadler and the No. 19 Stanley Dodge are changing their look with a pink paint scheme for the NASCAR Banking 500 Sprint Cup Series race on Oct. 17 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The pink...

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- For the second consecutive year, Elliott Sadler and the No. 19 Stanley Dodge are changing their look with a pink paint scheme for the NASCAR Banking 500 Sprint Cup Series race on Oct. 17 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The pink paint scheme is in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

SADLER ON RACING FOR THE CURE: "My Mom has always been by my side and my biggest fan. Last year when she walked out to the starting grid in Charlotte and took a picture with me in my pink Stanley/Susan G. Komen for the Cure firesuit in front of my pink No. 19 Dodge she told me it was one of the most special moments of her life. That entire weekend was extremely special to me.

"The folks at Susan G. Komen for the Cure came out to our Stanley hospitality and did one of the most interesting hospitality experiences I've ever been a part of -- it started by asking who in the crowd has ever had a family member or friend diagnosed with cancer and within three questions everyone in the tent was standing up. It just goes to show you how many people have been touched by not only breast cancer, but cancer of any kind. Everyone knows someone close to them that's had to battle cancer."

* Sadler's mother, Bell, was diagnosed with breast cancer on June 30, 2007.

* Susan G. Komen representatives met with Mrs. Sadler at the fall Charlotte race in 2007 to let her know what to expect in her battle with breast cancer.

* Mrs. Sadler's breast cancer has been in remission for more than a year.

* The No. 19 Stanley/Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Dodge features breast cancer survivor Brandy Hickman's name on the TV panel.

* Brandy Hickman is the winner of the Stanley "Lady in Pink" essay contest. Mrs. Hickman's winning essay is posted at www.stanleymotorsports.com.

* Stanley is donating a minimum of $50,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to support the breast cancer movement.

* Sadler raced a dirt car at East Lincoln Speedway (Stanley, N.C.) on Sept. 30th. The "Real Drivers Wear Pink presented by Stanley" featured drivers Kasey Kahne, David Reutimann and Erik Darnell. Reutimann won the 10-lap feature, Sadler finished fourth.

* Richard Petty is wearing a brown Charlie 1 Horse hat with pink highlights throughout the Charlotte race weekend in support of breast cancer awareness.

* Sadler's No. 19 Stanley Dodge is racing with a special Susan G. Komen for the Cure® logoed steering wheel.

* Petty's hat, Sadler's steering wheel as well as firesuit, shoes and gloves are all going to be part of three auction packages featured on SadlerFoundation.org from Oct. 19 to Nov. 19 to raise additional funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

* The Elliott and Hermie Sadler Foundation has two primary focuses--to raise money and awareness for breast cancer and autism related causes.

* Sadler's No. 19 Dodge always features two ribbons next to his name above the driver's side door--a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon in honor of his mother and a puzzle piece autism ribbon in honor of his niece.

* Elliott Sadler gave a ride-a-long to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® founder Nancy Bricker at Talladega in April.

-credit: rpm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Hermie Sadler , Richard Petty , Kasey Kahne , David Reutimann , Elliott Sadler , Erik Darnell