An American Salute

July 11, 2014 7:07 pm Published by Comments Off on An American Salute
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SFC Mari Koontz (1), 984th Military Police Company, 759th Military Police Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado sings “God Bless America” before qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 17, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

NASCAR will continue 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 Independence Day weekend at Daytona International Speedway’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola.

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Honor and Remember flags (2) flying in the garage area as part of NASCAR: An American Salute during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 22, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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.”

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Richard Childress (3), owner of Richard Childress Racing, poses with Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Cheerios Chevrolet, at a press conference for Goodyear during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 22, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.


During the seven-week span between the two races, teams, tracks, partners and fans will show their thanks through various activities on and off the track. The wider NASCAR community can show gratitude by visiting NASCAR.com/Salute and using the hashtag #NASCARsalutes on Instagram and Twitter.

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Kyle Busch (4), driver of the #51 Hiring Our Heroes/Toyota Care Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 16, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (NASCAR via Getty Images)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams will showcase their support by displaying patriotic-themed elements and paint schemes on their race vehicles at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Michigan International Speedway, Sonoma Raceway, Kentucky Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Gateway Motorsports Park and Road America.

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