Breast cancer is a disease that has impacted many, with one in eight women being diagnosed. To help raise awareness about the disease and celebrate those that have championed through its battle, Richard Childress Racing has teamed up with Chevrolet and the American Cancer Society for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program.
During the month of October, Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon, Ryan Newman and Daniel Hemric each spent time with breast cancer survivors and their families to celebrate their wins, support their battles and offer support for their cause.
At Talladega Superspeedway, Austin and Ty signed autographs, had a question-and-answer session and provided pace car rides in the Chevrolet SS at speeds most people dream of reaching.
Transitioning from NASCAR’s largest track to its shortest, Newman helped paint the curbing at Martinsville Speedway pink before driving survivors in a Chevrolet SS pace car and squealing the tires around the paperclip-shaped track.
In addition to the efforts with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program with Chevrolet, NASCAR XFINITY Series rookie Daniel Hemric also did his part to raise awareness about the prevalent disease. Prior to the October race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Hemric was on hand with other NASCAR drivers and hundreds of breast cancer survivors to help paint the pit wall pink. The XFINITY Series Playoff contender is also racing with pink gloves the entire month of October.
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Aside from the pace car rides and interaction with survivors at Talladega, Austin Dillon is also wearing specially-made pink racing shoes and a pink helmet during the month of October to raise awareness for breast cancer and Laurie’s Fund.