NASCAR will continued its long-standing tradition of supporting the United States Armed Forces with NASCAR: An American Salute, a platform that rallies teams, tracks, fans and partners to collectively honor active and retired service members and military families. NASCAR: An American Salute kicked-off Memorial Day weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Coca-Cola 600 and concludes this Independence Day weekend at Daytona International Speedway’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola.
NASCAR has a long-standing tradition of supporting the brave men and women who devote their lives to protecting our country. During this special time period running from May 25-July 5, the industry will have the opportunity to collectively express our reverence, respect, and gratitude to the millions of members of the United States Armed Forces for the sacrifices they have made in defending our nation.
“Honoring our nation’s military is a long standing tradition in our sport,” said NASCAR President Mike Helton. “The NASCAR: An American Salute platform truly enables us to collectively express our gratitude to the millions of members of the U.S. armed forces and their families for the sacrifices they have made in defending our nation.”
This weekend An American Salute will conclude at Daytona International Speedway’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola where all active duty military, veterans and their families can enjoy the Troops Welcome Center Presented by Coca-Cola. The center, which will be located in the midway, will be fully equipped with food and beverages, allowing service members to take a break, meet NASCAR drivers, executives and personalities throughout the weekend. Additionally, The NASCAR Foundation will partner with The Armed Forces Foundation on Operation Caring Classroom, an annual education initiative that increases awareness, appreciation and support among children for military families. The NASCAR Foundation will help compile school kits for 1,750 classrooms across the United States.
The next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will be Speedway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday July 5th on TNT, Tune into the race on radio 640 WGST in Atlanta or via 640WGST on iHeartRadio NASCAR Radio.