Peck Motorsports Once Again Guests at Juvenile Arthritis Conference
Todd Peck, Crew Chief Keith Wolfe Help Kids Race and Inspire
Hanover, Penn. (July 20, 2012) – For the second consecutive year, Todd Peck and members of the Stopain/Arthritis Foundation Peck Motorsports team are guests at the annual Juvenile Arthritis (JA) Conference. This conference held this year in St. Louis, Missouri, is attended by over 1,000 kids and families who deal with juvenile arthritis each day. Todd Peck, who was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at the age of 15, uses the conference as a time to inspire the kids to reach their goals. This year both Peck and crew chief Keith Wolfe raced pinewood derby cars with the kids at the conference.
“Returning to the juvenile arthritis conference is a real blessing for me and the race team,” said Todd Peck. “The kids really inspire and motivate me more than anything. They get excited to learn my story and race the pinewood derby cars, but they are the real winners. They are not letting arthritis slow them down and we’re all proving that we can achieve our goals no matter what our condition.”
Peck Motorsports is in its second year competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. They are continuing to promote juvenile arthritis by racing with the “Kids Get Arthritis Too” decal on their race truck in all race events. In addition, the team hosts up to two children who suffer from JA and their families at the races where they are treated to a VIP experience with the race team.
“Meeting the kids here at the conference and at the track has been really rewarding for all of us on the team,” commented general manager and crew chief Keith Wolfe. “Todd can really relate to what they are going through and we just hope they have fun at the track. It’s been a real highlight of our race weekends and we are grateful for the Arthritis Foundation and their partnership.”
The team will return from the JA Conference this weekend and start preparing for their next race event.
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.