World Wide Technology, in collaboration with Victory Junction, announced a partner program Friday morning with Richard Petty Motorsports.
Beginning this weekend at Pocono Raceway and for a total of 16 races, Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive a No. 43 Chevrolet adorned with Victory Junction. WWT founder and chairman David Stewart and his family made a leadership donation to Victory Junction, a camp opened by the Petty family honoring the late Adam Petty. Victory Junction focuses on children with serious illnesses.
“Investments in diversity are critical for the long-term viability and future competitiveness of WWT,” said Stewart. “The same applies to the sport of racing. As the only African American NASCAR driver in over 40 years, we have been honored to support Bubba Wallace. With the Victory Junction alliance, we will celebrate and enable kids with diverse challenges and perspectives to reach their fullest abilities. ‘What you have done for the least of them, you have done for me.’
“Given our family’s long history with Variety the Children’s Charity, BJC Health System and St. Jude’s, it was an easy decision to get involved with Victory Junction. Diversity matters. That is why we support Bubba. That is why we support Victory Junction.”
WWT will leverage its strategic partnership with Wallace and Richard Petty Motorsports to donate to Victory Junction the creation and development of an advertising, fundraising and call-to-action campaign, “Feel Your Heart Race.”
“I remember when I was a kid, having a lot of fun going out and doing things with my friends, and Victory Junction provides that and gives each child the opportunity to simply be a kid,” said Wallace. “The camp makes these kids feel as special as they truly are. This is a great opportunity for NASCAR fans to support Victory Junction and make every kid feel special — to feel empowered. Fifteen years is a great accomplishment and I want to do my part to help Victory Junction reach another 15 years.”