SALISBURY, N.C. — StarCom Racing will honor the late John Andretti with a throwback scheme this weekend at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.
The car — designed and sponsored by Bos Klein — is a replica of the No. 98 RCA Ford Andretti raced in the 1990s. The car features a red and white split design with the #CheckIt4Andretti logo prominently displayed. The car will be driven by Quin Houff.
Andretti was born with racing in his blood. His father Aldo Andretti, and uncle Mario Andretti, were well known in the racing industry. After a career that spanned decades, John embarked on the fight of a lifetime.
He went public with his colon cancer battle in May 2017. With the announcement came a social media campaign, #CheckIt4Andretti. The campaign’s mission — and now the foundation’s — is to increase awareness around colon cancer and the benefits of early screenings. In addition, the foundation is helping those who are under insured, uninsured, or in need by paying for their screenings. In late January 2020, Andretti passed away after a well-fought battle.
The StarCom Racing throwback car represents not only Andretti’s racing legacy but also his foundation’s goals.