Chevrolet Racing renewed Chevy‘s fight against breast cancer by contributing $200 to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative for every lap run under the caution flag at the Atlanta Motor Speedway during Labor Day weekend.
On Friday, August 31, 30 breast cancer survivors and their guests had a blast at Atlanta Motor Speedway by riding around the track in the Chevy Camaro SS pace car with Team Chevy NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray and four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Ron Hornaday Jr. In addition, Danica Patrick — of NASCAR Nationwide Series fame — stopped by for a visit with survivors for photos and autographs.
Then, on Sunday, September 2nd — during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Advocare 500 — Chevy donated $200 for every lap run under the caution flag. The race was paced by a pink Chevy Camaro SS adorned with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer logo. In total, there were six caution flags for 31 caution laps, which comes to
$6,400 $62,00 (official from GM) in donations to the American Cancer Society. Last year, there were 64 caution laps, netting $12,800 in donations.
Danny Hamlin ended up winning Advocare 500, scoring 48 points. Second place went to Jeff Gordon (in a “Chevy”), for 43 points. The race took 3 hours, 32 minutes, and 45 seconds to complete with an average speed of 142.020 mph.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Bow Tie brand is expected to announce additional brand, dealer, employee and consumer activities in support of the American Cancer Society and Making Strikes Against Breast Cancer later in September.