Chevy Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at NASCAR
DETROIT (2011-09-02) – A yellow flag at two upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series races will generate some green to fight breast cancer.
Chevrolet will make a $200 donation to the American Cancer Society for
each caution lap that a specially themed pink Camaro SS pace car runs
in upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Atlanta Motor Speedway
and Richmond International Raceway. The Atlanta race begins 7:30 p.m.
Sunday (televised on ESPN). The Richmond race is 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10
(televised on ABC).
Chevrolet's commitment to battling breast cancer won't stop on the
track. In its centennial year, the brand is partnering with the
American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
initiative leading up to October, which is national Breast Cancer
Awareness Month, and Chevy's Nov. 3 birthday. Other Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer events will be announced later.
"For 100 years, Chevy has been helping people along the journey
of life in countless ways," said Alan Batey, Chevrolet vice
president, Sales and Service. "But as we all know, sometimes
life's journeys take detours or end too early. Together with our race
fans, Chevrolet wants to help the American Cancer Society create a
world with less cancer, more birthdays and longer journeys."
Currently, Chevy driver Jimmie Johnson (No. 48) is tied for the lead
in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points. Johnson is the defending NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series champion and winner of five consecutive
Founded in Detroit in 1911, Chevrolet celebrates its centennial as a
global automotive brand with annual sales of about 4.25 million
vehicles in more than 120 countries. Chevrolet provides consumers
with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high
quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. The
Chevrolet portfolio includes iconic performance cars such as Corvette
and Camaro; dependable, long-lasting pickups and SUVs such as
Silverado and Suburban; and award-winning passenger cars and
crossovers such as Sonic, Cruze, Malibu, Equinox and Traverse.
Chevrolet also offers "gas-friendly" solutions including
Cruze Eco and Volt. Cruze Eco offers 42 mpg highway while Volt offers
35 miles of electric, gasoline-free driving and an additional 344
miles of extended gasoline range, according to EPA estimates. Most
new Chevrolet models offer OnStar safety, security and convenience
technologies including OnStar Hands-Free Calling, Automatic Crash
Response and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. More information regarding
Chevrolet models, fuel solutions and OnStar availability can be found
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