Drivers, Survivors paint start/finish line pink at CMS

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - The start/finish line at Charlotte Motor Speedway is now a bright pink color thanks to about a dozen breast cancer survivors and NASCAR drivers Elliott and Hermie Sadler.

The group weathered the rainy skies Monday morning under a tent to slap a fresh coat of paint on the line just in time for the Dollar General 300 Nationwide Series Race next Friday.

One woman drove through the night Sunday from Ohio to share her story. Officials allowed Brenda Erb to stand in the flag box at a race in Martinsville in 2009 shortly after being diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. "This is a tough race and battle to fight, but when I was over top of that start-finish line I said, I've started my treatment and I'm going to live to finish it because Brenda Erb is a cancer survivor."

Every person who helped paint the line pink has a story. The Sadler brothers own mother was diagnosed in 2007, and today she is a survivor.

The Dollar General 300 is designed to raise awareness about breast cancer and several organizations involved in the race are donating thousands of dollars to breast cancer research foundations.