Every year for Memorial Day, Jimmie Johnson and theaus #48 team run a special paint scheme for NASCAR’s longest race, the Coca-Cola 600. The car is always decorated in American flag colors, red,white, and blue, in honor of our veterans, and our troops overseas.
This year, however, they’re taking it to the next level. The #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet will be decorated in American flag colors, but blending in to the decals on the hood and decklid will be the names of U.S. war veterans who are also Lowe’s employees. The car will carry 12,548 names.
A special page has been set up at lowesracing.comwhere fans can go to thank the military members. Lowe’s employees can also go to the site to locate where their name has been placed on the car. Among the names on the car include Fansided.com blogger John White of catcrave.com. John, by promoting your blog I am starting to break out in a cold sweat, as I myself am a Falcons’ fan. I kid… kind of. That said, I want to thank you for your service in the military. And thank all of you soldiers for your service. God bless America!
Notes: The paint scheme was inspired, in part, by Johnson’s crew chief, Chad Knaus
Reed Sorenson, Greg Biffle, Robby Gordon, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will also be running special Memorial Day paint schemes. Sorenson will be racing Air Force colors, Biffle will be racing Red Cross colors, Gordon will be racing Operation Homefront colors, and Earnhardt will be racing National Guard colors.
It is worth noting that Ryan Newman will be racing U.S. Army colors. U.S. Army is Newman’s lone primary sponsor, which is why he is not included above.