[media-credit name=”Angela Campbell” align=”alignright” width=”199″][/media-credit]Larry Barford Jr., driver of the No. 86 Trauma Doc Chevrolet for Deware Racing Group, will compete in the K&N Pro Series East race Saturday at Rockingham Speedway in the Classic 3 Championship presented by RCR Racing Museum. His car will feature a pink and white paint scheme with a pink bow on the side to promote Breast Cancer Awareness.
The decision to run this special paint scheme was a personal one.
“Cancer has touched my life in a lot of different ways,” Larry told me.
His wife’s aunt and grandmother are breast cancer survivors and he wanted to pay tribute to them and others like them. Larry posted a request on his Facebook page asking his friends and fans for the names of loved ones who have been “diagnosed with breast cancer, are in remission or still fighting the fight.” The car will also carry the names of those who have lost their life to breast cancer.
The first 86 names that were submitted are displayed on the deck lid of his racecar. Larry was disappointed that all the names could not fit on the car but says that each one of them “is in his heart.”
Saturday’s race will be the last one of the season for the pink and white Breast Cancer Awareness car but Larry has vowed that all of his future cars will carry a pink ribbon somewhere on them.
Larry qualified his car on Friday and will begin the race in the 16th position. This is his best qualifying run in three NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts.
Next year he will run a full season in the series as well as several select races in the Camping World Truck Series to round out the year.
His goal is simple. Larry wants to be competitive, learn from each race and continue his development into the top levels of NASCAR.
“Everything that I’ve learned yesterday, I apply today.”