Martin Truex Jr.’s car will feature a crystal clear paint scheme …. regarding water, that is. Truex will have World Vision on his car for the next two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Bristol and Atlanta, respectively. The paint scheme will feature the white and orange colors touted by World Vision as well as a “text to give clean water” message.
“As a driver, staying hydrated is a top priority, but I’m blessed to never have to think about finding clean water,” Truex said. “Giving just $10 to provide clean water is an amazing way to change a child’s life.”
Through the partnership, World Vision is asking for fans to donate $10 to provide clean water for four years to a child in the African country of Zambia. Fans can donate by texting WATER to 777444. The importance of clean water around the world stems from the fact that more than 1,600 children under the age of five die each day due to drinking dirty water around the world. Through fundraising efforst like this, World Vision is able to a new person clean water every 30 seconds.
“Furniture Row Racing is partnering with World Vision because they’ve seen first-hand the work that we do around the globe and in the United States,” Morris Franklin, Director of Sports & Entertainment at World Vision U.S., said. “We’re so fortunate to have their long-term support as we tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice, and share our work with NASCAR fans.”
Beyond raising money for clean water, World Vision will be working at building disaster response hygiene kits with fans and in conjunction with Speedway Children Charities to distribute locally to children and families affected by disaster, homelessness or poverty. A typical kit includes hygiene items such as shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste and a comb.
Truex is currently 26th in Sprint Cup Series points and has an average finish of 21.6. At Bristol and Atlanta, Truex has a combined four top-five finishes and six top 10s.