STAUNTON, Va. – The Federated Auto Parts dirt track racing team has gone pink this October in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Federated dirt track car, driven by Federated spokesperson Kenny Schrader, features a special pink design for its races during the month of October.
“It is a privilege to partner with Kenny Schrader and his race team for this extremely worthwhile cause,” said J.R. Bishop, director of racing and event marketing for Federated Auto Parts. “Kenny does a great job helping raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, and we are honored to help play a part in his efforts.”
Schrader is driving the No. 9 Federated dirt modified car sporting the special pink scheme in races throughout the Midwest during the month of October. In addition, Schrader has “Goin’ Pink” merchandiseavailable online and at his races.
In memory of Schrader family friend Lisa Meloni, who passed away from breast cancer in September 2011, the Schrader Racing team will place pink ribbons on the No. 32 FAS Lane Ford that Schrader will drive in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race on Oct. 27 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. The pink ribbons can be purchased for $10 each and all proceeds will benefit the Breast Health Center at Carolina Medical Center Northeast in Concord, N.C. To purchase a ribbon, visithttp://givenortheastfoundation.org/donate.