CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR Cup Series veteran driver Kurt Busch announced the Window of Hope pink window net program will return for a second year to show support for breast cancer survivors and those continuing to battle breast cancer. Thermal Control Products will provide each NASCAR Cup Series participating driver with a pink window net to display at next month’s running of the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Following the Oct. 9 ROVAL race, each participating driver will sign their window net, which will be auctioned through The NASCAR Foundation with proceeds benefiting Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute’s Project PINK. Project PINK was established to increase access to life-saving mammography screenings for uninsured women in the local area. Proceeds from Window of Hope will help fund “Free Mammography Days” in underserved communities where the need is highest.
The inspiration for “Window of Hope” came from a request from one of Busch’s young fans to support breast cancer awareness. In September of 2019, Kurt Busch received a letter from a young fan, Mason Bradley, expressing how big of a fan he was of the 2004 champion, and his hopes to one day meet Busch in-person. Mason’s letter included a hand-drawn image of Busch’s car with a note reading, “maybe you could do the window net pink.” Bradley’s request for the pink window net was an inspiration to support others, like his mother Stephanie, who was battling breast cancer at the time but is now in remission.
Through commitment and support from NASCAR, The NASCAR Foundation and Thermal Control Products, “Window of Hope” finally became a reality last year at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The 2021 program raised more than $100,000 benefiting breast cancer research and treatment.
“We started this program with the hopes to continue it for years to come, so I’m incredibly grateful the industry jumped on board to support us in bringing back the Window of Hope for the second year,” said Busch. “Last year was such a success in raising over $100,000 and I’m looking forward to seeing how much we can raise this year to support the Charlotte community through Levine Cancer Institute’s Project PINK. We couldn’t do it without the support of NASCAR fans, drivers, teams and Thermal Control Products.”
The auction for the signed pink window nets will open Oct. 10 and close Oct. 17. For more information and a complete list of participating drivers, please visit: https://www.nascarfoundation.org/WindowOfHope.