Daniel Hemric, Kurt Busch team with breast cancer survivors to paint Charlotte pink
By Staff Report | Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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Alongside dozens of pink shirt-wearing breast cancer survivors, NASCAR drivers Kurt Busch and Daniel Hemric joined officials from Charlotte Motor Speedway and Blue Cross NC in painting Charlotte Motor Speedway's pit wall pink on Sept. 28.
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The speedway's eighth Paint Pit Wall Pink event has become an annual tradition to celebrate survivors, provide hope for those battling breast cancer and paint the 1,500-foot pink pit road wall to raise awareness of the importance of early detection.
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The event featured a special unveil of the pink Toyota Camry pace car for the Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross NC race on Oct. 9.
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The car, which is covered in more than 600 digital signatures of breast cancer survivors and those currently battling, serves as a reminder that no one fights alone.
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During the event, Hemric, whose family has been directly impacted by breast cancer, presented a green flag to Jennifer Grady, a breast cancer survivor and senior strategic policy consultant for Blue Cross NC who shared her story during Tuesday's event.
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Additionally, Busch shared that he has rallied drivers in the Cup Series to run pink window nets during the Oct. 10 Bank of America ROVAL 400, to further raise awareness as part of an initiative called "Window of Hope." The idea came to the Chip Ganassi Racing driver after he received a letter from a fan whose mother was battling breast cancer asking if Busch could run a pink window net to show support for those battling.
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Hemric and daughter Rhen both got hands-on at Charlotte.
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There was plenty of pink -- and hope -- at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Kurt Busch, Daniel Hemric and Breast Cancer survivors paint the walls pink at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.