By Sarah Handy, Staff Writer
Josh Bilicki will pilot a special looking car this weekend as the driver heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Roval. Bilicki will drive the No. 51 Ford Mustang for Rick Ware Racing where he will sport a black and pink scheme to bring awareness to breast cancer awareness and his partner Lemons of Love.
“Lemons of Love is an organization that I’ve been fortunate enough to work with for the past five plus years,” says Bilicki. “Jill Swanson Peltier, the founder, has been very active in the racing community, and she always goes above and beyond to take care of individuals who are going through this heart-breaking illness. Being that it’s breast cancer awareness month, this is the very least we can do to give back to Jill and raise awareness for her wonderful organization.”
“It is an honor and a pleasure to work with Josh Bilicki,” says Jill Swanson Peltier, founder of Lemons of Love. “Josh brings excellence to racing as well as professionalism. We are thrilled to have him as an ambassador for Lemons of Love. We look forward to sharing the love with the NASCAR community. We wish Josh the best this weekend.”
Lemons of Love is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that was created in 2014 when its founder Jill Swanson Peltier was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. When she began chemotherapy, a friend gave her a small goodie bag filled with items to help her through treatment. Jill was greatly touched by the gift she received from her friend and knew it was something every cancer patient should receive. Now today, Lemons of Love shares chemo care packages with cancer patients around the world and also provides programming at its Lemons of Love Cancer Resource Center located in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.
This weekend at the @CLTMotorSpdwy Roval, we’re partnering with @LemonsOfLove14 and @RichMarFlorist to bring breast cancer awareness to the forefront. We’ll be running this beautiful #51 Ford Mustang in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race. Learn more 👇👇https://t.co/eU9QgRUygR pic.twitter.com/v1VLnmxBHg
— Josh Bilicki (@joshbilicki) October 6, 2020
This weekend, Rich Mar Florist will adorn the hood of Bilicki’s No. 51 Ford Mustang as a co-primary sponsor. The company isn’t new to NASCAR as a sponsor or tracks in general as the florist company is now a proud track partner of both Pocono Raceway and Dover International Speedway.
“Josh and I have worked on small sponsorships these past two seasons, I am honored to finally have a primary sponsorship with him,” said Jonathan Morrissey, Vice President of Rich Mar Florist. “Cancer awareness is near and dear to our family, so I want to thank Josh and Rick Ware Racing for embracing it. Josh is a great road course driver, and I am very excited to see the results this weekend.”
This Sunday’s Bank of America Roval 400 will be Bilicki’s 18th start in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020 as he also will also have partners The Builders Outlet Super Store (BOSS), Custom Fiberglass Molding, Insurance King, and Fort Worth Screen Printing on board.
In 18 NCS starts this season, Bilicki has a best finish of 25th twice coming at both Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway.
The Bank of America Roval 400 NASCAR Cup Series race will take place on Sunday, October 11th at 2:30PM ET. It will be televised on NBC.
— Josh Bilicki (@joshbilicki) October 7, 2020
Photo Credit: Josh Bilicki Racing