Ford NASCAR Car Design Contest Winner Announced
Carson Luther is the name of the very young winner, who raised $5,341 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) with his design.
That number, added to the money raised by the designs that were submitted, brought the total for the contest to $33,391 for research for Type 1 diabetes, and nearly $150,000 in donations the past three years.
"I wanted fire and flames on my car, and thought the blue would make the flames stand out," said Carson Luther. "I want a cure for diabetes more than anything, even all the LEGOs in the world."
"Carson's design looks fantastic on the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Fusion," said David Arne, Group Marketing Manager, Ford Customer Service Division. "Carson was very active in this year's contest and is an excellent spokesperson for JDRF."
Each design was featured online from July 6 to September 3. During this time, the public was invited to vote for their favorite car design by making a monetary donation to JDRF. The top five donation-earning designs were narrowed down to one by a panel of judges from Ford Motor Company.
Luther will be allowed to watch it during NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying. "This is my first NASCAR race," said Luther. "My Mom, Grandma, Uncle and sisters are here with me in Charlotte and we're really excited to see my design on the race car this weekend."