Darlington Raceway, The NASCAR Foundation, Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Paint Pit Wall Teal & Gold for Childhood & Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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Darlington Raceway, The NASCAR Foundation and Martin Truex Jr. Foundation (MTJF), and local community members united to paint the jump pit wall teal and gold for September to recognize Childhood and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. 

“Thank you to the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation and The NASCAR Foundation for joining us to paint our pit wall for Childhood and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,” said Kerry Tharp, Darlington Raceway President. “We are proud to support the efforts by Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex through the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation to impact the lives of families impacted by childhood and ovarian cancer. When fans come to the Shriners Children’s Darlington Labor Day Race Weekend, we hope today’s event will touch their lives and those watching from home.” 

Darlington Raceway’s charitable arm Darlington Shares, a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation, made a donation to the MTJF to support their mission to raise awareness and funds for families affected by childhood and ovarian cancers.

“We are thrilled and honored that Darlington Raceway has chosen to paint pit wall teal and gold in honor of ovarian and childhood cancer awareness month,” said Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex. “These are two grossly underfunded cancers that rarely get the media attention and awareness they deserve. Knowing everyone watching at home and all the race fans in attendance will see that these courageous women and children are being recognized, makes us so happy! Thank you, Kerry Tharp, Darlington Raceway, and The NASCAR Foundation for making this happen. We can’t wait to see it in person during race weekend!”

“One of my favorite parts of our sport is how the NASCAR community comes together to support others, and painting the pit wall teal and gold is a great way to show support for people living with and fighting childhood and ovarian cancers,” said Nichole Krieger, Executive Director, The NASCAR Foundation. 

For the third year, the MTJF & The NASCAR Foundation held the Honor a Cancer Hero online auction presented by AdventHealth. The auction let fans bid to have their cancer hero’s name placed on the signature panel of their favorite driver’s race vehicle as part of select races during Childhood and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Heroes will be honored during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway and the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Texas Motor Speedway.

For more information on MTJF, visit martintruexjrfoundation.org. To learn more about The NASCAR Foundation, visit NASCARFoundation.org.

2022 NASCAR Season

The Shriners Children’s Darlington Labor Day Race Weekend on Sept. 3-4, featuring the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help A Hero 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 3:00 p.m. and start of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs in the 73rd running of the crown jewel Cook Out Southern 500® over Labor Day weekend on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 6:00 p.m.

NASCAR tickets are available for purchase via phone at 866-459-7223 or online at darlingtonraceway.com.

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About Martin Truex Jr. Foundation

NASCAR champion, Martin Truex Jr., and partner, Sherry Pollex founded the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation in 2007. Currently, the foundation’s mission is to raise awareness and funds for families affected by childhood and ovarian cancers. The MTJ Foundation utilizes its websites and social media platforms to educate cancer patients on a holistic approach to their disease. This approach combines the use of integrative therapies and healthy lifestyle practices with modern medicine. The MTJ Foundation has raised over $8 million to fund community projects and oncology programs for women and children. For more information, visit martintruexjrfoundation.org and follow the MTJFoundation on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

About Darlington Raceway

Darlington Raceway, nicknamed The Lady in Black and the track Too Tough To Tame, is home to the award-winning Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR and annually hosts two NASCAR Cup Series race weekends, along with the NASCAR Xfinity Series and/or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Opening in 1950, Darlington Raceway is “A NASCAR Tradition” and NASCAR’s original superspeedway with its famed 1.366-mile egg-shaped oval, challenging the sports best in one of the most iconic NASCAR races, the Southern 500®. For more information about Darlington Raceway, visit darlingtonraceway.com.

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