'Muffin Man' Leads Speed’s Charitable Charge
Sitting shotgun in Scott Speed’s race to help the Chron’s & Colitis Foundation of America is the “Muffin Man.”
The little guy serves up muffins on the front of a T-shirt, and, through Speed’s own design and a partnership with Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Muze Clothing, will hopefully serve up cash and awareness for a disease that hits home for driver No. 84.
Speed was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2003, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and sores in the large intestine or colon. Ulcerative colitis has similarities to Crohn’s disease, another form of IBD.
“This is a really cool opportunity for me to work on a project that ties one of my biggest passions — fashion — into motorsports, while also raising money for a great cause,” Speed said. “We’re hoping that through this project we can help create awareness and raise money for conditions such as ulcerative colitis, a disease that affects me personally.”
Muffin Man T-shirts went on sale today at muzeclothing.com. Half of your $40 will go to the Chron’s and Colitis Foundation of America. They’ll also be on sale this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway, where the Muffin Man’s creator will autograph shirts at an undetermined location Sunday from 12:15-12:30 p.m. MT.
Why a Muffin Man?
“Just random, mate,” Speed said.