Michael Waltrip with Stanton Haynes and his artwork.
We all know about racing sponsorships and how money and marketing are a huge part ofbig-time racing - this is different. On October 23 the No. 99 MichaelWaltrip Racing Busch Series car will run at Memphis Motorsports Park tobenefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and will carry with it avery special paint/design scheme inspired by some very special people.
Stanton and his family with the Michael Waltrip Racing No. 99 Busch Series car that he and
The car's special paint scheme was inspired by Stanton Haynes, athree-year-old patient at the hospital who is battling Neuroblastoma,and his 13-year-old brother Hayden. Back in July, Domino's held a pizzaparty with the St. Jude children to kick off a coloring contest todesign the paint scheme. More than 75 patients submitted their artworkfor consideration.
"Stanton and his brother's design caught my attention right away," saidMichael Waltrip. "As soon as I saw the pepperoni pizza slices around theDomino's logo on the hood and on the sides of the car, I knew we had awinner."
For more information, to learn about the availability of unique die-castrace cars, to make donations, or to simply learn more about how you canhelp, please visit:
For more onStanton Haynes' story
Memphis Motorsports Park press release on Stanton
St. Jude Children's ResearchHospital