Wednesday October 31, 2012
No. 32 Chevrolet Goes Blue Leading up to World Diabetes Day on November 14th
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 29, 2012) - It was announced today that Miguel Paludo's red No. 32 Chevrolet Silverado will sport a different look in the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races at Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway, switching to a special blue paint scheme in honor of World Diabetes Day. The truck will feature the blue circle logo for World Diabetes Day, Paludo's son Oliver's name above the passenger side door and a collage of diabetes statistics and resources.
World Diabetes Day, the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes community, is held annually on November 14th. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. While the campaign lasts the entire year, the day itself marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.
Paludo, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes nine years ago, discovered earlier this season that his son Oliver, only eight months old at the time, was also a type 1 diabetic. Soon after, the Brazilian driver, who was always an advocate of diabetes awareness and prevention, joined forces with IDF as a Blue Circle Champion, making him the first South American representative of the organization. In June, Paludo ran his first special paint scheme for the organization when he hit the track in Texas in the No. 32 Unite For Diabetes Silverado.
"This paint scheme is very important and personal to me, both as a diabetic and the father of a child with diabetes," said Paludo. "Diabetes is something that requires attention, research and funding 365 days a year, but World Diabetes Day is a special day of awareness, as well as an opportunity to celebrate the 366 million people worldwide living with diabetes. I can't wait for people to see the paint scheme on the racetrack, and when you're out there with your child's name on the truck, it makes a race extra special; it gives you that extra push to bring it to victory lane for him."
The race at Texas Motor Speedway will take place on Friday, November 2nd, and the event at Phoenix International Raceway will be run on Friday, November 9th. Both events will be broadcast live on SPEED at 7:30 p.m. ET. For more information about World Diabetes Day, visit www.worlddiabetesday.org.
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 200 national diabetes associations in over 160 countries. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk. The Federation has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950. IDF's mission is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide. www.idf.org
About Turner Motorsports: Turner Motorsports, LLC, established in 1999, has completed its sophomore season of NASCAR competition. Owned by Texas businessman Steve Turner, the organization expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR's top-tier touring series. Turner Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C. The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors' powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. Turner Motorsports' marketing partners include Great Clips, BRANDT,Exide, AccuDoc Solutions, Wolfpack Rentals, Fraternal Order of Eagles ABF Freight, Qualcomm, Duroline Brakes, and KoikeAronson Ransome. For more information on Turner Motorsports, visitwww.turnermotorsportsllc.com.
This report was provided by an outside PR source and posted by Beth Lunkenheimer.
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