KOMEN FOUNDATION TO BENEFIT FROM DALE JARRETT'S NEW LOOK AT 'THE WINSTON' CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 6, 1999 - Continuing their assault on breast cancer, Dale Jarrett, Robert Yates Racing, and their sponsors Ford Quality Care Service and Ford Credit...
KOMEN FOUNDATION TO BENEFIT FROM DALE JARRETT'S NEW LOOK AT 'THE WINSTON'
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 6, 1999 - Continuing their assault on breast cancer, Dale Jarrett, Robert Yates Racing, and their sponsors Ford Quality Care Service and Ford Credit will present a new look at NASCAR's "The Winston" on May 22, designed entirely to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Normally painted all blue with red and white trim, the No. 88 Quality Care Service/Ford Credit Taurus will circle Lowe's Motor Speedway pearl-white with blue and red trim for this winners-only NASCAR Winston Cup event in Charlotte. Jarrett's driver suit and his crew's hats will be adorned with the signature 'pink ribbon,' symbolic of the Komen Foundation. Jarrett, Robert Yates Racing, Quality Care Service and Ford Credit have agreed to donate 100% of the profits generated with the sale of all merchandise associated with this car, including die-cast cars, t-shirts and hats, to the Komen Foundation. "When this idea was presented to me, I said 'yes' without hesitation," Jarrett said. "This is a very important cause for myself and (wife) Kelley. Earlier this year, we announced our continued support of breast cancer awareness and research through our team's on-track performance, but we've been looking for ways to do more. "We're lucky to have such an active group of fans in our sport. And many of them have told me how much they support our work with the Komen Foundation. This gives them an opportunity to get involved and actually help us to help fight breast cancer." To date, Jarrett and the Quality Care Service/Ford Credit team have earned $32,500 for the Komen Foundation - based on three second-place finishes and two third-place finishes. In 1998, Jarrett and Ford Credit donated a total of $175,000 to the Komen Foundation through Jarrett's racing activities. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is the nation's largest private funding source for research dedicated exclusively to breast cancer. Volunteers work through local chapters and Race for the Cure events to further the Foundation's mission of eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment.
Note: The Quality Care/Ford Credit Taurus, in "The Winston" paint scheme, will be displayed in Byrd Park at the Richmond, Virginia Race for the Cure this Saturday, May 8.