Many of the teams competing in this Saturday’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be sporting pink paint schemes in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Tommy Baldwin Racing holds this cause close to its heart, as owner Tommy Baldwin Jr. and driver JJ Yeley have been personally affected by the disease.
Baldwin Jr.’s mother is a survivor of the disease; he’s not only the team owner, but serves as crew chief on Dave Blaney’s No. 7 Breast Cancer Awareness Chevrolet. Yeley, in the No. 36 United Mining Equipment/Susan G. Komen Chevrolet, has also been touched the disease, as his mother-in-law is a survivor.
"I am looking forward to getting behind the wheel of my No. 7 Breast Cancer Awareness Chevrolet,” said Blaney. “I am looking forward to getting out on the track and helping to support NASCAR in their efforts to help raise awareness. I have two daughters of my own, so this weekend is all about them. As far as the team, we are looking forward to finishing out the season with the same momentum as last weekend, fighting hard until the end."
"I am excited to get behind the wheel of my No. 36 United Mining/Susan G Komen Chevrolet this weekend,” said Yeley. “We have a pretty cool paint scheme, and couldn't have teamed up with a better organization than Susan G. Komen to help raise awareness about breast cancer. This weekend’s race I will be supporting not only my mother-in-law Karen, who is a survivor, but my daughter Faith, who I hope one day will live in a world without cancer. I am looking forward to getting out on the track and continuing the push to finish out the rest of the season strong for everyone at Tommy Baldwin Racing."
Yeley will also be participating in the Speedway Children's Charities track walk on Saturday afternoon at 1:20 p.m., joining fans as they walk around the track supporting local children.
Find out more about Tommy Baldwin Racing at tommybaldwinracing.com.
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