As it has each year for nearly a decade, the NASCAR community will come together to formally honor and recognize the United States Armed Forces during Military Appreciation Month through the annual NASCAR Salutes Together with Coca-Cola program.
This marks the ninth season of NASCAR Salutes Together with Coca-Cola celebrating the service and sacrifice of U.S. military members and their families through a multitude of at track integrations, original content features and fan engagement opportunities.
To conclude NASCAR Salutes Together with Coca-Cola, NASCAR and Coca-Cola will again host Gold Star Families during Memorial Day weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where the show car with fan messages will be on display. Sunday‘s Coca-Cola 600 will continue the tradition of all 40 NASCAR Cup Series cars featuring the name of a fallen service member on the windshield.
The list of honored service members is as follows. Click the name to be taken to their Find A Grave listing:
CAR #DRIVERFALLEN HERO1Ross ChastainSSGT James David Bullard2Austin CindricLCPL Jonathan Edward Etterling3Austin DillonMCPO Mark Philip Crampton (SEAL)4Kevin HarvickCPL Claudio Patino IV5Kyle LarsonUS Army SP4 Martin James DeHimer6Brad KeselowskiStaff Sergeant Curtis Roy Cline7Corey LaJoieUS NAVY CAPT CDR Brian Michael Bourgeois8Kyle BuschRT2C Jack William Roper9Chase ElliottUS Army Captain (CPT) Scott Seifert10Aric AlmirolaLCpl Daniel Morgan McVicker11Denny HamlinCapt Kevin Joseph Smith 12Ryan BlaneySGT David Kenneth John Kreuter14Chase BriscoeHN James Keith Oxley15J.J. YeleySSGT Michael A. Dickinson II 16AJ AllmendingerPFC Theodore Mitchell West17Chris BuescherStaff Sergeant Ari Cullers19Martin Truex JrChief Warrant Officer 2 Rusten Redford Smith20Christopher BellCWO5 William F. “Sonny” Hinchman21Harrison BurtonSGT Shawn Micheal Dunkin22Joey LoganoSGT Joshua J. Robinson23Bubba WallaceSPC Luther Willard Rabon Jr24William ByronSCPO Scott Cooper Dayton31Justin HaleyCPL Wilfred Flores Jr34Michael McDowellCWO Ryan Michael Connolly38Zane SmithSSGT Kevin Christopher Kimmerly41Ryan PreeceSgt Bradley Jared Harper42Noah GragsonGYSGT Joseph Menusa43Erik JonesMAJ Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno45Tyler ReddickSSGT Samuel Tyrone Castle Sr47Ricky StenhouseSGT Alessandro Leonard Plutino48Alex BowmanUS ARMY Sergeant (SGT) Nicholas Allen Tomko51Todd GillilandCapt James Eddie Reed54Ty GibbsSSGT Michael Harrison Simpson 77Ty DillonSGT Joshua Ryan Ashley78BJ McLeodSPC Isaac Lee Johnson Jr.84Jimmie JohnsonSGT Kendell Kioma Frederick99Daniel SuarezCAPT Dennis Michael WhiteCMSPACE CARSPC Johnathan Frank DavisCMSPACE CARLCPL Matthias Numon HansonCMSGRAND MARSHALCPL Jeremy Paul BouffardCMSGRAND MARSHALSSG Clint Joseph Storey CMSGRAND MARSHALPVT Kenneth Ervin New CMSGRAND MARSHALCPL Andrew Edwards Kearney, Jr.
Special thanks to Debbie Meade, Ancestry Researcher & Find-A-Grave Volunteer for compiling the information.