Kyle Busch Foundation wins NMPA Spirit Award
October 16, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
In the midst of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha have given back to the local Charlotte community and in exchange, the Kyle Busch Foundation is the recipient of the National Motorsports Press Association Spirit Award for the third quarter.
The Kyle Busch Foundation partnered with the Pretty in Pink Foundation to help raise awareness and aid for breast cancer patients in North Carolina during the month of October. Money raised through a silent auction, corporate dinner, and a number of other initiatives will be used to help pay medical bills for 12 cancer patients in four N.C. counties.
A special "Project Pink" paint scheme was featured on Busch's No. 54 Nationwide Series car which saw its way to Vicotry Lane at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Kyle Busch Foundation also hosted the 12 patients and their families at the track for the event.
The NMPA Spirit Award has been presented annually since 1992. It recognizes character and achievement in the face of adversity, as well as sportsmanship and contributions to motorsports.
John Cardinale, former vice president of media relations for Sonoma Raceway, and five-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson were named award recipients for the first and second quarter, respectively.