8-year-old with cancer is the true ‘King’ at Richard Petty Motor Sports

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The NASCAR community recently took a moment to pause from the fast-paced world to help a child.

Earlier this week, a boy with cancer named Gage was the real King at Richard Petty Motor Sports.

Gage Guffey’s diagnosis came in January. It was revealed that the 8-year-old had a brain tumor.

Since then, his world has been all about hospital, radiation, chemo and steroids.

Gage is a big NASCAR fan, so meeting the King and driver Sam Hornish was a sweet escape.

“It’s been wonderful , it’s been wonderful, we just want to see him happy, we just wants to make sure he gets to do everything he wants to do,” said Gage’s great aunt Carmen Headen.

Gage got to do it all. He worked on a car, got to sit in Hornish’s ride and also got his own crew chief shirt. In fact, Gage will be Sam’s honorary crew chief for the Coca-Cola 600.

Everyone at Richard Petty Motorsports is pitching in to make sure Gage never forgets the experience. This summer, Gage will also be a special guest at the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

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