Waltrip/NAPA honor country at Dover II

Atlanta, Ga. -- NAPA announced today NASCAR Winston Cup driver Michael Waltrip's No. 15 NAPA Chevrolet will display a Stars and Stripes paint scheme in the MBNA Cal Ripken, Jr. 400 at Dover Downs this weekend, as well as the remaining races in...

Atlanta, Ga. -- NAPA announced today NASCAR Winston Cup driver Michael Waltrip's No. 15 NAPA Chevrolet will display a Stars and Stripes paint scheme in the MBNA Cal Ripken, Jr. 400 at Dover Downs this weekend, as well as the remaining races in 2001. Waltrip ran the same model at the Pepsi 400 in July in honor of Independence Day.

"In memory of those who lost their lives, in honor of those who have been called together to defend our Nation, in appreciation for those who work day and night participating in recovery efforts and in respect and trust in those who represent the United States of America, the NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet will carry the symbolic stars and stripes of our country," said NAPA President, Steve Handschuh.

"This car was special when we ran it the first time at Daytona," reflected Waltrip. "We were able to honor all those who fought and died for our freedom before us and show that we are proud to be American. By sporting the Stars and Stripes we hope to remind everyone that we live in the greatest country in the world and that is why the United States was attacked on September 11. Our prayers are lifted for all those who lost loved ones in this tragic event."

NAPA joins hundreds of corporations in an effort to raise money for the many families of victims involved in Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.

"There is currently a move underway throughout the entire NAPA system asking for donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund," said Handschuh. "We have asked our 68 Distribution Centers as well as 6,000 NAPA AUTO PARTS stores and 10,000 NAPA AutoCare Centers to either make the contributions directly to the American Red Cross or to send pledges into NAPA Headquarters here in Atlanta, Ga. where we will collect and distribute the funds back to the American Red Cross."

-CSG

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