Ford Credit donates another $10,000 to Komen Foundation following Dale Jarrett'S win at Pocono. DEARBORN, Mich., June 11, 2002 - Dale Jarrett's victory in the Pocono 500 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway on Sunday results in another $10,000 donation from...
Ford Credit donates another $10,000 to Komen Foundation following Dale Jarrett'S win at Pocono.
DEARBORN, Mich., June 11, 2002 - Dale Jarrett's victory in the Pocono 500 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway on Sunday results in another $10,000 donation from Ford Credit to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to help in its mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease.
"This is a difficult race track, a difficult race, because you're working hard as a driver," said Jarrett after his third career win at the 2.5-mile triangular-shaped track. "It's been a good race track for me. I enjoy the challenge that it presents."
Ford Credit, associate sponsor of the No. 88 UPS Ford Taurus, gives the Komen Foundation $10,000 for each of Jarrett's victories, $7,500 for each second-place finish, $5,000 for each third-place finish and $5,000 for each pole position won (as fastest qualifier). Ford Credit has now donated $595,000 to the Komen Foundation based on Jarrett's on-track performance and end-of-season bonuses since 1998.
To learn more about Race Fans for a Cure®, the Komen Foundation, Ford Credit and their efforts to help raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection, fans can log on to www.racefansforacure.com. Fans can share their thoughts or ask questions about future Race Fans for a Cure® events. Fans can also make online donations via credit card.
Jarrett is in 12th place in the NASCAR Winston Cup points standings heading into Sunday's Sirius Satellite Radio 400 at Michigan International Speedway.