Joe Gibbs Racing is one of many teams participating in the Nominate a Cancer Hero campaign this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway through the Martin Truex, Jr. Foundation. JGR driver Erik Jones will have a special name riding with him on Sunday, as the winning bidder opted to use Erik’s Dad, Dave Jones, as the name to be placed above the driver’s door. Dave Jones passed away in 2016 from cancer.
According to MTJF, over $100,000 was raised through the campaign.
Really want to thank the winning bidder from the @MTJFoundation auction for choosing to put my dad's name above the door of my racecar. He would think that's really cool… and so do I. Going to be special to have him riding along with me at Vegas.@NASCAR_FDN #HeroesRideAlong pic.twitter.com/kb79DA7whV
— Erik Jones (@Erik_Jones) September 25, 2020
Several drivers have auctioned off the area above their door to be replaced this weekend with the name of someone fighting cancer or a medical provider who helps cancer patients. The proceeds go to the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation. Truex explains the initiative: pic.twitter.com/NZuaJBIiTS
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) September 25, 2020
THANK YOU for your overwhelming support of our @MTJFoundation "Honor Your Cancer Hero" event! ?? A special thank you to all the drivers, race teams & @NASCAR_FDN for all of your help! To see the stories of all of our Cancer Heroes: https://t.co/kjsdZaZyNw pic.twitter.com/28cuBhFGyZ
— MTJFoundation (@MTJFoundation) September 26, 2020