Special Birthday Wishes
This weekend, the No. 77 South Point Chevrolet is carrying a ‘Happy Birthday, Sean’ decal on its deck lid. The special birthday wishes are being sent to Sean Calisto of Daytona, FL., who turns nine-years-old on Sunday (Sept. 16).
Calisto, who has Tri-Functional Protein Deficiency (TFP) – a rare fatty acid oxidation disorder which prohibits his body from breaking down fat, became a special member of the South Point Racing team at Daytona testing in January.
Calisto was visiting the race track with his mother, Keri, at testing when he met Gaughan and the entire team. He got the chance to try on Gaughan’s driver’s uniform and even sit in the race truck. At the Daytona truck race, Gaughan carried Calisto at driver introductions.
“Sean is a very special boy with a very rare disease,” Gaughan said. “He has become very special to our whole team, and we hope he has the best birthday ever. He calls us at the shop and always wishes us luck for the race. Maybe we can get his truck in Victory Lane for him.”