Here’s the story behind the rule change allowing for pink NASCAR window nets
For years, the NASCAR rule around window nets stated that the nets must be black. Back in July, NASCAR made a modification to the rule.
New rule: “Driver’s window nets must be black, unless otherwise authorized by NASCAR.”
We now know the reason for this change. Every NASCAR Cup Series driver in the field during the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 (The ROVAL) at Charlotte Motor Speedway will have the option of running a pink window net.
The pink nets are the “Window of Hope” campaign. The race on October 10, 2021 at Charlotte is the Round of 12 finale.
Here’s how the pink window net option came to be…
In September 2019, NASCAR fan Mason Bradley sent a letter to Kurt Busch. The letter included a drawing of Kurt Busch’s race car.
Mason’s letter wrote, “maybe you could do the window net pink.”
The pink is to raise awareness for breast cancer. Mason’s mother Stephanie, was battling breast cancer at the time of the letter. She is now in remission.
Initially, Busch wanted to make it happen in 2020. However, the 2020 season presented challenges on the sanction from every angle.
It’s now a reality as NASCAR, The NASCAR Foundation and Thermal Control have made it a reality.
Following the ROVAL, each driver will sign their window net. The nets will then go up for auction with all proceeds benefiting breast cancer research and treatment.
Place your bids: www.NASCARfoundation.org/pinknet