On Monday, 3 people were killed and 180 injured in a senseless act of violence during the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. Cowards attacked us on what was suppose to be a joyous day and now, the hunt for the monsters that committed these atrocities is on. Everyone is paying their respects to victims and NASCAR is no different. This weekend, cars from both Michael Waltrip Racing and Roush-Fenway Racing will have some kind of tribute on their cars for those affected by this tragedy.
Roush is pledging that for every lap an RFR car leads Sunday, $100 will be donated to “The One Fund Boston.” Also, the #17 of Ricky Stenhouse Jr., the #99 of Carl Edwards and the #16 of Greg Biffle will all adorn these stickers in remembrance of those lost and those whose lives will never be the same after that horrible day.
Jack Roush: “When events occur such as what happened earlier this week in Boston, it is our nature to be overwhelmed with a variety of emotions. To have to withstand an act of such senselessness and cowardice against innocent people is disheartening to us all. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, as well as the entire city of Boston. As Americans we can all be proud of the way the city of Boston – and the entire nation – has banded together in the wake of this tragedy. We are proud of our Boston connections and feel privileged to be able to play a very small part in supporting the ‘B-Strong’ effort.”
The #15 of Clint Bowyer, the #56 of Martin Truex Jr. and the #55 of Mark Martin will run unique paint schemes to honor the near 200 people injured/killed by the Boston Bombings. All three MWR cars will be sporting door numbers replicating the ones that runners have attached to their shirts during Marathon’s.
Michael Waltrip: “The news coming out of Boston this week was very personal to me. When I ran the Boston Marathon in 2000, I remember thinking about what a privilege it was to be able to participate and all the hard work it took to be there. It was a great moment of pride when they pinned the Boston Marathon bib on me, so I thought it would be great to pin bib numbers on our race cars this week in Kansas.