July 6

Military Appreciation

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JOIN US FOR A PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION LIKE NO OTHER


offers

Military members and veterans looking to enjoy the stars of NASCAR on the high banks of DAYTONA can take advantage of special military ticket pricing at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/military.


suite

Military members (with their military ID) and their families can stop by the Military Appreciation Suite and enjoy complimentary Coca-Cola products and snacks, as well as driver appearances, prior to Saturday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400.


nascar

Daytona International Speedway will serve as the final event weekend of the NASCAR Salutes Refreshed By Coca-Cola program. During Friday’s Circle K Firecracker 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Xfinity Series race, teams will sport patriotic paint schemes and carry the name of a military unit across the top of their windshield.

medal of honor

For the 11th consecutive year, DAYTONA will salute Medal of Honor recipients, a tradition instituted in the 1970s by Bill France Sr., the founder of DIS and NASCAR. Two Medal of Honor recipients, Command Sergeant Major Gary Littrell (Vietnam) and Staff Sergeant Ronald Shurer (War in Afghanistan), both representing the U.S. Army, will be honored prior to the race on both Friday and Saturday night. The two recipients will also attend the drivers meetings and participate in an autograph session in the UNOH Fanzone on Saturday. The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration given by the United States Government.


fireworks

Following the checkered flag on Saturday stick around for one of the largest fireworks shows in the Southeast. With over 10,000 individual bursts, 12,000+ pounds of explosives and a 105-second grand finale, this year’s show is sure to deliver.


toyota operation donation

On Friday and Saturday, fans can drop off non-perishable items at Toyota Racing Experience; the items will be included in care packages sent to American troops overseas.


vet tix

Vet Tix will offer a 50/50 Drawing from July 1-6 with the winning number being selected following the conclusion of the Coke Zero Sugar 400. The winner will receive half of the prize pool with the other half going to Vet Tix, a national nonprofit organization that provides currently-serving military and veterans with tickets to events, encouraging them to stay engaged with local communities and providing them with positive experiences. Fans can purchase 50/50 tickets at the speedway on Friday and Saturday or online via their mobile device at www.Daytona5050.com (mobile device sales are open to anyone in the state of Florida).


PRE-RACE APPRECIATION

  • USAF DEP CEREMONY

    Cadets swear their oath to join our nation’s air force for the thousands in attendance to bear witness.

  • FOOTBALL FIELD SIZED AMERICAN FLAG

    Over 100 active duty members from all five branches of the military will help display the football-field sized American flag during the national anthem.

  • SPECIAL NATIONAL ANTHEM PACKAGE

    Performing our National Anthem will be U.S. Air Force Captain John McKinney with our presentation of colors provided by Patrick Air Force Base Color Guard.

  • HONORARY PACE TRUCK DRIVER

    Dr. Hal Kushner, a retired U.S. Army Colonel and Daytona Beach Shores resident who served in Vietnam and was held as a prisoner of war for 5 ½ years, will lead us to the green flag in a Chevrolet Silverado to start the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

  • SATURDAY'S FLYOVER

    Providing the fan-favorite, awe-inspiring moment prior to engines firing will be two F-22s from Tyndall Air Force Base’s 43rd Fighter Squadron.

  • STAND AND SALUTE

    Just prior to the waving of the green flag to start the Coke Zero Sugar 400, fans will be invited to stand and salute in tribute of our nation's heroes, while race teams stand on pit wall and wave American flags.


Military at DAYTONA
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