After improved performance at the Lucas Oil Raceway, in Indianapolis, Ind., in July, Peck Motorsports is returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (BMS) for Wednesday night's O'Reilly Auto Parts 200. It will be the team's third start in the series with two more races left on their schedule for the remainder of the 2011 season.
Driver Todd Peck will once again be racing the No. 96 Arthritis Foundation/Kids Get Arthritis Too Chevy to raise awareness for juvenile arthritis (JA). Peck was diagnosed with JA at the age of 15 and is joined by more than 300,000 kids across the country who suffer from the condition. He will host children with JA and their families at the track this weekend as part of the collaboration with the Arthritis Foundation.
The team is currently looking for primary sponsorship for the 2012 season as it continues its collaboration with the Arthritis Foundation and the Kids Get Arthritis Too campaign.
Comments from the No. 96 Arthritis Foundation/Kids Get Arthritis Too Driver, Todd Peck:
"I think Indy was a confidence booster for us. It was a little disappointing not being able to finish our first truck race at Iowa. We knew it was out of our control but we regrouped and went to Indy even stronger. It worked because we finished the race and almost got a top-25 finish out of it. We keep building our program and our confidence after each race and we're hoping to do the same at Bristol.
"Bristol is just a really cool place to go, let alone race there. A lot of people consider it to be the best racing of the year and I don't think the truck series will disappoint. For us as a team, to be going there for the first time, it's almost like a dream come true. You think of places like Daytona, Charlotte, Darlington and Bristol is right there on the top of the list to race as a driver. It's pretty special.
"It's been really great to have the Arthritis Foundation on board with us this season and promoting JA. It's something that people may not be aware of, and if I can educate even one person about, it I'll be happy. It's something that I've struggled with and hundreds of thousands of others kids across the country struggle with, too. We've had a ton of positive feedback from the fans and that's been great for us. We just want to keep the momentum moving forward. That's why looking for a sponsor is so important for us right now.
"We've had the privilege of hosting some kids with juvenile arthritis and their families at the track with us. It's been a lot of fun to give them an experience that they might not have otherwise. The smiles they have on their faces the entire day are priceless and I'm so happy that we're able to provide them with this opportunity. We'll have two more families joining us at Bristol and we're looking forward to that. I hope they are just as excited about the race as I am."
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