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CORNELIUS, N.C. -- NAPA AUTO PARTS and driver Martin Truex Jr. are teaming up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to honor breast cancer victims, survivors and supporters during this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Kansas Speedway. To...

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- NAPA AUTO PARTS and driver Martin Truex Jr. are teaming up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to honor breast cancer victims, survivors and supporters during this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Kansas Speedway. To kick off the campaign, Truex will drive the No. 56 NAPA All Out for the Cure Toyota to raise awareness of NAPA's efforts which consists of two special paint schemes and initiatives.

* NAPA AUTO PARTS is inviting fans to honor loved ones affected by breast cancer by placing their name on the NAPA Signature Toyota to raise funds. From now to Oct. 11, consumers can submit the names by making a minimum donation of $5.60 via the NAPA Know How Facebook page at www.facebook.com/napaknowhow. The NAPA Signature Toyota will race at the Nov. 7 AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

* This month fans can pick up NAPA's All Out for the Cure™ limited edition hat at a participating NAPA AUTO PARTS Store or AutoCare Center for just $3.99. The sale of each hat benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

TRUEX ON TEAMING UP WITH SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE: "This weekend I hope to have another good run to be excited about because our NAPA Toyota has a splash of pink on it to promote a very important program. NAPA is once again working with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help raise awareness as well as raise money. It's the first time I have taken part in the program and I must say, I'm not one to wear pink, but for this cause, I will be happy to sport the color. The NAPA team is kicking everything off this weekend. We've got blue and pink hats available for race fans to purchase at their local NAPA AUTO PARTS store or AutoCare Center. Fans can also get the name of a loved one who's been affected by breast cancer on our NAPA Signature Toyota. That special paint scheme will run at Texas Motor Speedway and we are hoping to raise an additional $56,000 with this special project.

"For me, it's amazing to find out how many people I know who have been touched by breast cancer. I am proud to be associated with this program and the more people we can get involved the better. NAPA is making a generous contribution to help find a cure and I hope that by running the special paint schemes, offering up the Signature car promotion and selling hats that we can raise even more money. I also want to thank all the NASCAR fans in advance for stepping up and helping with this cause. I saw a guy last week at our NAPA Race Day Experience in Dover who had already purchased his All Out for the Cure hat. That's awesome and I think it's great that all of us -- sponsors, teams and fans work together for a good cause. I look forward to driving our No. 56 NAPA All Out for the Cure Toyota and have a good run for all those people."

-source: mwr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Martin Truex Jr.