JOIN US FOR A PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION LIKE NO OTHER
DAYTONA has created great traditions over the past six decades, but none as important as honoring the military during events at the “World Center of Racing.” That tradition continues with the Coke Zero Sugar 400 Weekend with numerous initiatives to show appreciation for current and retired military this Independence Day holiday weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
Moments before the green flag drops, we continue to honor and celebrate our nation's heroes with several tributes and activities that take place during Coke Zero Sugar 400 Pre-Race.
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