CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Martin Truex Jr. and NAPA are again joining Susan G. Komen for the CureÂ® to honor breast cancer victims, survivors and supporters during this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. Over 2,400 fan-submitted ...
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Martin Truex Jr. and NAPA are again joining Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to honor breast cancer victims, survivors and supporters during this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. Over 2,400 fan-submitted names of breast cancer survivors and supporters adorn Truex's No. 56 NAPA Signature Toyota.
Truex On NAPA's Fundraising Efforts: "It was great to see how well NAPA's fundraising program for Susan G. Komen for the Cure was received by NASCAR fans. The NAPA Know How Facebook Signature Car promotion raised $51,000 in just three weeks. I've never seen anything quite like it. The car is a show stopper because everyone on the shop floor at Michael Waltrip Racing stops and looks at it. I can only imagine what will happen once it rolls off the NAPA hauler at the Texas Motor Speedway. Fans, especially those affected some way by breast cancer, will appreciate the car. I know I am very proud of it. It's probably the most meaningful paint scheme I have ever raced and I hope to make everyone proud when it goes around that race track.
"We also sold out of all the NAPA All Out for the Cure hats. I want to thank all the fans who submitted names for the car and those who made a trip to their NAPA AUTO PARTS stores, AutoCare Centers and Michael Waltrip Racing to buy hats. NASCAR fans are unique and are incredibly supportive of us as well as the causes that mean something to the NASCAR drivers, sponsors and sanctioning body. Without their support, we obviously would not be here racing or having successful fundraisers. I just hope we can pay everyone back associated with this project at Texas with a great race and a shot at winning it."
Truex on Running Nationwide and Cup Events at Texas: "I think anytime NASCAR brings the same tire for both races, it's an advantage. It's doesn't help in regards to setting up the car, but it gives you an idea of how the track will change over the course of the race. Does it get loose or tight? I hope it will give me a little bit of a head start heading into the Cup race."
* Truex will host Marcia Potter Dluhy of McKinney, Texas on Sunday. She is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed in 2007 with Stage 2 breast cancer. She's been in remission for two years. Her name is on the NAPA Signature Toyota.