Furniture Row Racing announced on Tuesday that it’ll be donating its hood space to the Colorado Freedom Memorial for the May 25 (Memorial Day weekend) Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Furniture Row Racing, based in Denver, Colo., fields the No. 78 Chevrolet driven by Martin Truex Jr. in the Sprint Cup Series.
“Donating the hood of our No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet SS to the Colorado Freedom Memorial is a small but meaningful way that we can pay tribute to those who have offered the greatest sacrifice to our freedoms,” Furniture Row Racing owner Barney Visser said.
The Colorado Freedom Memorial honors all fallen Colorado military veterans from every branch of service and involved in every conflict from the Spanish American War in 1896 onward to present day. Each veteran’s name is listed on the Memorial.
The car, complete with the comemorative hood, will be unveiled at the Colorado Freedom Memorial between 4 and 6 p.m. local on May 20. The Memorial is located at Springhill Community Park in Aurora, Colo., across the street from Buckley Air Force Base.
“The tribute by Furniture Row Racing to the fallen veterans from their home state of Colorado is wonderful,” Colorado Freedom Memorial founder and President Rick Crandall ssaid. “Thousands of Colorado families will know their loss has not been forgotten on a weekend dedicated to their sacrifice.”
Also worth mentioning, the Memorial will host its annual dedication ceremony in Aurora during the race.
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