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NASCAR Cup: D.J. Kennington honors Humboldt Broncos

The No. 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 13, 2018 (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

By AMANDA VINCENT

D.J. Kennington and Gaunt Brothers Racing are honoring the Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team from their home country of Canada with a special paint scheme on their No. 96 Toyota entry for Sunday’s Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway. The Humboldt Broncos are a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team, based in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. After the team bus collided with a tractor-trailer on April 6, en route to a semifinal game against the Nipawin Hawks, 16 team members lost their lives, according to an MSN report.

“I just can’t imagine what family, friends, first responders and the whole community is going through,” a statement from Kennington read. “It is an awful tragedy; being a hockey player, myself, and loving the game, it’s unimaginable what happened. I just want them to know that the racing community is also thinking of them and praying for healing. Being fellow Canadians, Marty Gaunt and I wanted to honor them and help in any small way we can.”

In recent days, both Kennington (@DJKRacing) and Gaunt Brothers Racing (@GauntBrosRacing) have tweeted photos of the Bristol car.

“Thanks to @GauntBrosRacing for the chance to support #humboldtstrong @BMSupdates. It’s a true honor!,” Kennington tweeted from Bristol on Friday morning.

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