Join NASCAR and FDP in honoring all our active, reserve and retired service personnel and their families by supporting NASCAR An American Salute at #NASCARSalutes or visiting nascar.com/salute. NASCAR’s An American Salute aspires to raise awareness for troops and provide them and their families with one million “salutes” of gratitude between Memorial Day and Fourth of July.
This Memorial Day weekend will be the 55th running of the Coco-Cola 600. The pre-race show features a military tribute and a concert by country star Brantley Gilbert presented by Coca-Cola and the USO.
FDP Brakes, a NASCAR partner and a leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of friction products, has provided 150 tickets to the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend to the U.S. Air Force 567th RED HORSE Squadron. The 567th RED HORSE (Rapid Engineer Deployable, Heavy Operational Repair Squadron, Engineer) Squadron is a mobile civil engineering and heavy construction unit capable of rapid response and independent operations in remote, high-threat environments worldwide.
If you’d like to show your support and gratitude for the troops use #NASCARSalutes to do so through a picture or tweet on Instagram and Twitter. Your picture or tweet could be featured on NASCAR’s Instagram and Twitter accounts, NASCAR.com or even on TV. If you’re at the track, write a letter to a U.S. soldier and drop it in the A Million Thanks drop box.
As of May 20, more than 18,000 people had “saluted” the troops. Here are some of the tweets so far:
@CocaColaRacing: #NASCARSalutes our nation’s troops at home and abroad, veteran and active.
@Hendrick5Team: Thanks to all the men & women who serve this great country. We appreciate your service! #NASCARSalutes