Glenville, Penn. (July 10, 2012) - This weekend, Peck Motorsports and driver Todd Peck, will make their 2012 debut at the .875-mile Iowa Speedway located in the city of Newton. This is the second consecutive season the team has made their racing start at Iowa, but this year the team comes to the track as strong as ever.
Announced in May, Peck Motorsports will unload their No. 96 Chevrolet with new colors of primary sponsor, Stopain®. They truck will also carry the team's familiar colors and logos of the Arthritis Foundation. Stopain, an all-American company, is the first official primary sponsor of the race team for the season. The company is working closely with Peck Motorsports and their strong collaboration with the Arthritis Foundation.
Todd Peck, who suffers from arthritis, Stopain and the Arthritis Foundation has already made a difference this year to bring awareness of those living with arthritis and chronic pain. They have participated in community events, been to the Pennsylvania State Capital and joined together in Arthritis Foundation Walks and Jingle Bell Run and Walks. They are now ready to bring their message to the track and millions of NASCAR fans.
The team and Stopain will host two families whose children suffer from juvenile arthritis. The families will be guests of Peck Motorsports Saturday at the track. It is part of the team's continued goal to raise awareness for juvenile arthritis and the Arthritis Foundation's "Kids Get Arthritis Too" platform.
Peck will be looking to make his fourth start in the Camping World Truck Series this weekend.
Comments from Todd Peck Heading to Iowa:
"There has been a lot of work put into our race team since last year, both on our business and competition side. Our biggest news has been the addition of our partner Stopain for this season. They have been a great addition. We've been busy working with them and the Arthritis Foundation to help get their message out about their product and how they are helping people living with pain. It's really been a great and natural partnership for us. We're having a lot of fun off the track, but now we're ready to go race.
"The support of Stopain, and all the rest of our partners, has really allowed us to step up our competition program. Our biggest gain has been the addition of new engines and a new truck. We're going into this season with new engines from Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines and also a back-up truck. That allows us to be even more aggressive when we roll into Iowa.
"We are planning to get through Iowa with a solid finish. We want to race all the laps and hopefully come away with a top-15 result and build on that. The goal is to race at least four or five more events the second half of this season. But, right now, we're focused on having a strong performance at Iowa with Stopain and all our partners."
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 Stopain, 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.
Stopain®, a leading topical pain reliever, is available in four formulations: Stopain Spray, Stopain Extra Strength Spray, Stopain Extra Strength Roll-On and the new Stopain Gel. The spray and roll-on formulations are top-sellers in the topical analgesic category.
Stopain is a product with a highly loyal customer base and strong history of success. The brand was established in 1991, when the product was developed by a pharmacist in Southern California. Recommended by doctors and pharmacists for its immediate and long-lasting pain relief, Stopain provides relief for minor pains and stiffness of arthritis, muscle aches and back pain. Stopain products are made 100% in the USA and can be purchased nationally at more than 25,000 independent pharmacies and national chain drug stores, including Walgreens, Wal-Mart, CVS, Meijer, and Rite-Aid Pharmacies. To learn more about Stopain, visit www.stopain.com
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 impact of this serious, painful and unacceptable 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.
Juvenile Arthritis (JA) affects more than 300,000 children in the U.S. JA is a term to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions that can develop in children ages 16 and younger. There are several different types of JA.
Breaking Limits for Peck Motorsports
403 Gilead Road, Suite A.
Huntersville, N.C. 28078