Tony Stewart will be running a very special paint scheme on the #20 Old Spice Nationwide car at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) on Saturday August 16th for the CARFAX 250. The Give Kids The World paint scheme was features a rainbow of colors and a bunny on the hood:
The design for the paint scheme was created by Emily Marsala, a 14 year old Give The Kids The World wish kid from 2004 who successfully battled cancer. Her winning entry was one of more than 150 entries that come from either current or former GKTW wish kids.
Of the paint scheme, Stewart is quoted as saying “It’ll be an honor to drive the car Emily designed in the Nationwide Series race at Michigan” and that the car “will give me some good camouflage during the race, because with a purple, blue, yellow and red race car that has a bunny rabbit on the hood, no one will know that it’s me getting ready to pass them.” (source: TonyStewart.com)
Old Spice, The Tony Stewart Foundation and Joe Gibbs Racing will also make a collective donation to the Give Kids The World Villiage, a 70 acre, non profit resort in Central Florida that allows families and critically ill children to magical memories at their whimsical resort completely cost free.
In celebration of the partnership, GKTW is hosting a view-a-thon, asking fans who watch the race and wish to support their cause to donate through firstgiving.com to help them reach their goal of $25,000. For more information on the view-a-thon visit the GKTW NASCAR page.