For the second time in 2020, Liberty University will be featured on William Byron‘s Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE — but this time with a special patriotic paint scheme. For the Memorial Day weekend race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Byron‘s No. 24 car will sport an American flag Liberty University logo on the hood with stars and stripes on the front and rear quarter-panels. The design is part of the annual NASCAR Salutes and 600 Miles of Remembrance programs to honor the U.S. military and those who have lost their lives in service.

SALUTING TWO: As a part of the No. 24 patriotic paint scheme for the Charlotte 600, Byron‘s Chevy will feature the names of Army Sgt. Robert Billings and World War II veteran George Rogers, who both had ties to sponsor Liberty University. While serving a second deployment in Afghanistan, Billings was killed Oct. 13, 2012, in an enemy attack on his unit. Like Byron, who is currently in his junior year at Liberty University, Billings was a Liberty student enrolled in its online programs to pursue a criminal justice degree. Rogers, who passed away in August 2019 at age 100, received the Purple Heart and Prisoner of War medals for his service in World War II. He was one of the 75,000 American and Philippine troops captured by Japanese forces while serving in the Philippines and was among the survivors of the Bataan Death March. He spent more than 25 years as an administrator at Liberty before retiring in 1999.

— Hendrick Motorsports —