Kurt Busch and Fellow Drivers to Start a Special Initiative to Spread Awareness

Published 09/30/2021, 10:27 AM EDT
PHOENIX, AZ – NOVEMBER 11: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford, walks away from pit road following an on-track incident during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


On October 10, the NASCAR Cup Series paddock heads to the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. For that particular race, the drivers are planning something very special. As it turns out, Chip Ganassi Racing driver Kurt Busch has established the ‘Window for Hope’ initiative. The primary inspiration behind the initiative is to raise awareness for breast cancer.

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According to the 2004 Cup Series champion, the impetus for the movement came from a fan’s letter to him. Apparently, Mason Bradley’s mother was battling breast cancer, and the child wanted to help raise awareness. In response, Busch decided that he and his fellow drivers will compete at the Roval with a pink-colored driver net.

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To kick things off, the veteran driver unveiled his Monster Energy Chevrolet Camaro with the colored window nets. In all honesty, the pink nets lend a unique look to the race cars. According to reports, he coined the name, ‘Window of Hope.’ Over here, fans can visit the NASCAR Foundation website to bid and support “Window of Hope.”

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Kurt Busch said, “I had a race fan write me a letter because he loves the Monster car. I’m his favorite driver and his mom is going through breast cancer, chemo, and the process. He was like, ‘can we make the window nets pink?’

“I’m like, ‘It sounds like a brilliant idea, let me go to work.’ A small idea from a race fan will now have every NASCAR car at the Roval with a pink window net. We’re just trying to create more awareness for breast cancer. Support the survivors and everyone else going through the process.”

Sep 26, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) leads driver Kurt Busch (1) during the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Without a doubt, breast cancer is a very serious condition. So, raising awareness for the condition is a worthy cause to support. As a result, Kurt Busch wants to do everything in his power to aid the cause. All it took was a young fan called Mason Bradley, writing a letter to the 2004 Cup Series champion to provide the impetus.

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