Photo: Danica Patrick driving Pink Car for Breast Cancer

Danica Patrick, driver of the No.7 Go Daddy Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series will be driving a different color car when the NNS heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 12.

Patrick’s No. 7 will be sponsored by Go Daddy as usual, but will be pink as it supports the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

A line of pink racing memorabilia will also be sold, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.”I’m so lucky to be with someone like GoDaddy, who is prepared to change their paint scheme and give back,” Patrick said. “This isn’t the first time they’ve changed their paint scheme, but this is definitely in my mind the best reason to change it.”

Patrick relayed the story of a good friend who was diagnosed with cancer. “She went ahead and had a double mastectomy, and it was a very long process for her,” Patrick said. “She’s doing great and she’s a very healthy 30-year-old now. So I’m grateful for all the charity work that’s done on behalf of breast cancer to allow for early detection … so we can kick its (butt).”

Patrick is currently 10th in the driver standings as she completes her first full season in NASCAR. Next year she will run the full Sprint Cup Series schedule for Stewart Hass Racing.

Credit ESPNs Marty Smith for photos