CONCORD, NC (September 23, 2010) — Thursday afternoon, Roush Fenway Racing’s, Matt Kenseth, will travel to Washington D.C. to give thanks to our nation’s “Wounded Warriors.” The visit is coordinated by NASCAR and is an annual visit to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center before drivers travel to Dover International Speedway for the race weekend. Numerous drivers are expected to attend along with NASCAR dignitaries including NASCAR President Mike Helton.
This year’s event marks NASCAR’s sixth visit to the medical center which allows drivers the chance to visit with patients and their families in the wards. Thanking our servicemen and servicewomen is important for Kenseth and his primary sponsor Crown Royal who both take great pride in honoring our nation’s heroes. Crown Royal recently announced that they would be opening up nominations for deserving members of the military in order to have the spring race at Richmond International Raceway named after them for the “Your Name Here 400”.
“There are no words to describe how special this is for one serviceman or servicewoman,” said Matt Kenseth. “Crown Royal goes the extra step to ensure the individual who wins is treated like royalty throughout race weekend. I encourage all adult race fans to think about their friends and family serving our country and nominate them for this honor.”
Undoubtedly, Kenseth will visit with many deserving members of the military on Thursday and that’s why this yearly visit is so important to him and so many others in NASCAR. Those wishing to nominate a deserving individual can visit www.nascar.com/crownroyal to nominate a hero to
have a race named after him or her.
Kenseth and his No. 17 Crown Royal team will race Sunday afternoon at Dover International Speedway for the second race of the Chase. Coverage of the AAA 400 from Dover International Speedway will begin on Sunday, September 26th at 1:00 p.m. EST on ESPN with radio coverage provided by the Motor Racing Network (MRN.)
About Roush Fenway Racing
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