For the fourth consecutive year, Mission 600 has been accomplished in advance of the 62nd running of the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Designed to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, this year’s Mission 600 paired defending Coca-Cola 600 winner Brad Keselowski and Coca-Cola Family Racing drivers Daniel Suarez, Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman and Joey Logano with military bases to educate the NASCAR community about the day-to-day lives of the men and women who serve. This year’s campaign included a mix of in-person and virtual visits and marked the first time Mission 600 went international with Dillon visiting with forces in Kuwait and Logano talking to two units from Japan.
“Hosting the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day Weekend and working to bring NASCAR drivers and military bases together through Mission 600 is just a small way we pay tribute to the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect our freedoms each and every day,” said Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg Walter. “It’s such an honor to have the opportunity to learn a little bit about their lives and see how it compares to that of NASCAR drivers.”
This year’s mission centered around common themes between NASCAR and the military, such as teamwork, simulators and tools of the trade to help connect the troops with drivers and shed a light for NASCAR fans on the day-to-day lives of the military.
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