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Hendrick Motorsports drivers participate in 'NASCAR: An American Salute'

Hendrick Motorsports drivers participate in 'NASCAR: An American Salute'

CONCORD, N.C. –  With patriotic paint schemes, Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are participating in the second-annual “NASCAR: An American Salute” initiative. The industry-wide effort celebrates the service of members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families.

Beginning with this weekend’s 600-mile Sprint Cup event at Charlotte Motor Speedway and culminating with the July 6 Cup race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. This year’s campaign aspires to reach one million “salutes” to U.S. military members during the next six weeks.

In addition to being able to track the progress against one million salutes, NASCAR fans, partners, drivers, teams and tracks can salute the military by sending messages of gratitude at and by using #NASCARSalutes on Instagram and Twitter.

“The tradition of honoring our military is part of the fiber of our sport,” said Mike Helton, NASCAR president. “Everyone at NASCAR is proud of the NASCAR: An American Salute initiative. It enables us to collectively express our gratitude to the millions of American members of the armed forces, both currently serving and those who have served, for the sacrifices they make in defending our nation.”

The patriotic paint schemes are among the activities planned for the six-week “NASCAR: An American Salute.”  To learn more, visit