Harvick’s Window of Hope bid for NASCAR Foundation’s highest auction
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After two years of waiting, the NASCAR Cup Series was able to honor the letter of a young fan – whose mother was battling breast cancer at the time – by running in pink mosquito nets to the Bank of America ROVAL ™ 400 race ( The ROVAL) at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In September 2019, veteran pilot Kurt Busch received a handwritten letter from a young fan named Mason Bradley. Bradley’s mother was battling breast cancer two years ago and is now in remission, but Bradley’s letter included an idea and a drawing of Busch’s No.1 car that “Maybe you could do the pink window net ”. The pink mosquito net was an inspiration to support others battling breast cancer. The note and idea took off with Busch in the lead trying to make the young fan’s request a reality.
2020 has brought a season of challenges across the world and the hopes of the pink mosquito nets have been suspended. Some thought the letter and idea were forgotten until with the support of NASCAR, the NASCAR Foundation and Thermal Control (producers and suppliers of the pink mosquito nets), the series announced that the “Window of Hope” would finally become a reality at ROVAL. Part of the initiative involved an online auction of each participating driver’s window net. The nets would be autographed and shipped to the winning bidder on eBay, an online action website. All proceeds from each net would be used to help with “direct costs associated with providing care to families currently diagnosed with breast cancer.” according to NASCAR.com and the NASCAR Foundation.
The auction closed on October 21, 2021 at 1 p.m. ET. Below is a table breaking down the results of each eBay Net Driver Window auction.