Matt Kenseth, driver of the No.17 Best Buy Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing will reach out in support for breast cancer awareness by sporting a pink car at Talladega SuperSpeedway during the October 5-7 weekend.
The pink ride came about through a partnership between Roush Fenway Racing, Talladega Superspeedway and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
October is breast cancer awareness month, and Talladega Superspeedway chairman Grant Lynch said the speedway felt it was important to recognize it with there race being the first weekend of month. He said, ““We reached out through our NASCAR channels to help spread the word and Matt’s team jumped at the opportunity to help out. We’re excited to work with a championship team and organization to help promote the efforts of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.”
Matt Kenseth said he “is honored to have a chance to run the pink car at Talladega”
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we were able to get support from Ford to help raise awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and I’m happy to help support the cause.”Kenseth said.
The first opportunity to see Kenseth’s pink No. 17 NBCF Ford EcoBoost Fusion on the track will be during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice on Friday, Oct. 5. Kenseth has 25 starts at the 2.66-mile track and has earned four top five and seven top-ten finishes. Earlier this season at Talladega, Kenseth finished third and led for a total of 73 laps.