Truck team to host post-Pocono walk for breast cancer
July 30, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Bill Martel Racing announced Wednesday that the team is hosting "Go Pink @ Pocono 3," a benefit track walk for the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition on Saturday, August 2 at Pocono Raceway. The event will follow the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Pocono Mountains 150, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET.
Kyle Martel, driver of the No. 59 Chevrolet, will participate in the Truck Series race as well as leading the post-race walk.
"Walking with three hundred fans last year was so much fun," Martel said. "I’m confident we can double it this year. It's also the perfect opportunity for fans to walk for a great cause and take pictures on a NASCAR track -- for which we thank Pocono and NASCAR."
To register for the Go Pink @ Pocono 3, fans can visit the BMR tent located under the main grandstand (start/finish line) on Aug. 1 from noon until 3:30 p.m. ET and Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. until the conclusion of the Truck Series race. The cost to walk is a $10 donation, $5 for ages 12 and under. A $20 donation includes a commemorative Go Pink t-shirt while supplies last.
"This year we are offering a limited edition Pink Ribbon Race Decal for a $25 donation -- which will be customized and affixed to our NASCAR truck by Kyle Martel. A pink ribbon that goes 200-mph is a great way to honor a breast cancer survivor or loved one on race day," Rob Ziemba of the public relations team said.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. Information on how to sponsor a walker and a complete listing of sponsors can be found at www.kylemartel.com.