The Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend will definitely be out of this world, and we mean that in more ways than one.
Not only is this weekend’s race the longest one of the season, but it’s also Memorial Day weekend, and fans will see red white and blue all over the track. As part of the industry-wide initiative NASCAR: An American Salute, many drivers will run patriotic paint schemes that support military families at home and abroad and shows appreciation and thanks to our active troops.
Hendrick Motorsports and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have been previewing hints of a “super” new paint scheme set to make its on-track debut this weekend. In addition to the sneak peeks on social sites, Earnhardt’s crew members wore capes during introductions at the All-Star Race. That’s right folks, Superman is back and in true American fashion, Earnhardt’s No. 88 Chevrolet SS will feature two very iconic heroes – the National Guard and Superman.
Kevin Harvick will be expressing his gratitude to our military men and women by giving his No. 4 Chevrolet SS an ultimate patriotic makeover. Harvick’s ride will be painted from bumper to fender in
red, white and blue. The No. 4 Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevrolet will be one of the most popular cars on track this weekend.
Kurt Busch will be busy this weekend as he attempts to complete both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca Cola 600 in the same day. When Busch returns to Charlotte Sunday afternoon his No. 41 Haas Automation
NASCAR Salutes Chevrolet will be ready to go – displaying patriotism all over.
To help celebrate the 25-year partnership between Target and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, rookie driver Kyle Larson will pilot a special paint scheme. Larson’s No. 42 Target Silver Chevrolet SS will be look sharp as it makes its way around the 1.5 mile track.
Other great paint schemes that will be seen on track this weekend include the following:
No. 48 Lowe’s Patriotic – Jimmie Johnson
No. 10 Godaddy Peeker – Danica Patrick
No. 3 Cheerios – Austin Dillon
Regardless of who wins the race, one thing is for certain – NASCAR this weekend will be action-packed and show the true colors of the red, white and blue.