HANOVER, Penn. (April 23, 2013) – Todd Peck needs the NASCAR community’s help to decide the design of his race helmet. At the beginning of the season, Peck asked kids with Juvenile Arthritis (JA) to send him their original artwork for his helmet. Hundreds of schemes were submitted to his website, where a panel of judges narrowed it to four final designs. The finalists are posted on his facebook page, www.facebook.com/peck-motorsports, where everyone can vote for their favorite design through May 6. Peck will wear the helmet that garners the most votes in all of his 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, and give it to the winning designer at the conclusion of the season. Additionally, a duplicate helmet will be produced and used to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation in 2013.
Peck, who lives with arthritis and was diagnosed as a juvenile, has used his race team as a platform to help children who also fight the condition. His Silverado carried a “Kids get Arthritis too” decal throughout the team’s 2011 and 2012 schedule. The team has hosted kids and their families who suffer from juvenile arthritis at several races, and has named Juvenile Arthritis as its official foundation and charitable outreach. Peck is thrilled to use another of the team’s elements to help kids with JA.
“We loved all of the drawings that came in for my helmet design contest,” Peck said. “The contest really showed that kids with arthritis can continue to do great things. They did an amazing job and it was tough to narrow it down to the finalists. Whichever design is chosen, I know that I’ll have a very special reminder of a kid’s hard work every time I go racing.”
Todd Peck started his career driving go-karts. He worked his way up to the national levels in karting before advancing to the Allison Legacy Series. Peck has experience in the Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series, more than 15 starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and five starts in the NCWTS. He has done all of this while overcoming the conditions of living with arthritis.
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About Peck Motorsports
Peck Motorsports (www.peckmotorsports.com) is the only professional NASCAR race team headquartered in central Pennsylvania. Founded in 1988, Peck Motorsports is a family operation. Brothers Dr. Mike Peck and Tom Peck operated the team with success throughout the 90s. Today the team is still led by Dr. Mike Peck, but this time with son Todd Peck behind the wheel.
The family has a long, trusted history in the sport. Tom Peck has numerous top-10 and top-five finishes in the highest ranks of NASCAR. Todd Peck is the next generation of Peck family members to carry on the legacy of the proud Pennsylvania racers. The team is supported by Addiction Management Center, FK Rod Ends, Keystone BioFuels, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Lithium Pros, Pyramex and R-E-S. The team also has a collaboration with the Arthritis Foundation.
About the Arthritis Foundation
Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of this serious and painful disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The Foundation funds life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades; fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.