Starting today, through midnight (ET) on March 17th, NASCAR fans have the chance to help pick the paint scheme of two special cars that will be showcased in the pre-race show for the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 run on April 3rd, 2011.
As part of the Pick A Powder campaign rivalry between Richard Petty (representing Goody’s and The Victory Junction Gang) and Trace Adkins (representing BC and The Wounded Warriors Project), two sets of cars (two cars for the Victory Junction Gang Camp and two for Wounded Warriors Project) were designed by representatives chosen by the charities with the help of accomplished NASCAR artist Sam Bass.
The Victory Junction Gang Camp cars were created by Eleanor Bolton, a Victory Junction Gang camper and second grader from Davidson, North Carolina. She is eight years of age and has a medical condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a motor neuron disease that affects the voluntary muscles that are used for activities such as crawling, walking, head and neck control, and swallowing. These are her designs:
Victory Junction Car- Peace Beast
Victory Junction Car- Hearty Party
The Wounded Warrior Project cars were created by Cory Collins who was wounded 27 days into his first tour of duty in Iraq in 2005 when the truck he was in ran over a 500 lb IED. Collins was the only survivor in his truck. He spent five years going through surgeries and treatments trying to mend 30 broken or shattered bones, he ended up having to have his leg amputated in 2010. Within 34 days, Collins was walking again with the assistance of a prosthetic leg. These are his designs:
Wounded Warriors Car- Recon
Wounded Warriors Car- Ghost
NASCAR fans can vote for their favorite paint scheme for each car by going to either the facebook page for Goody’s or the Facebook Page for BC. Like the page and click on the PICK A PAINT SCHEME link. You can then vote for one of the Victory Junction Paint schemes and one of the Wounded Warriors paint schemes.
You will then get to check out which cars won on the pre-race show at Martinsville Speedway on April 3rd.
Fans who live in areas where Goody’s and BC Powders are sold (they aren’t sold here on the west coast), fans have yet another way to support both charities. Adkins and Wounded Warrior Project are currently featured on specially-marked boxes of BC, and Petty and Victory Junction on select boxes of Goody’s. With each purchase made until March 31 of the BC and Goody’s specially-marked boxes, fans will help to give back to the organization affiliated with each brand.