Justin Moore Announces Winner Of NASCAR's 'Your Hero's Name Here 400'
June 27, 2013 at 8:52 AM (PT)
THE VALORY MUSIC CO. artist JUSTIN MOORE announced the name of the soldier who this YEAR's "BRICKYARD 400" NASCAR race will be named after, during a press conference at FLAGSHIP PARK in ERLANGER, KY TODAY (6/27) (NET NEWS 2/21).
The contest, sponsored by BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP and CROWN ROYAL, enabled the public to nominate soldiers, police officers, firefighters and first responders as the namesake of the 2013 race.
Retired Marine GENNERY SERGEANT SAMUEL DEEDS of ERLANGER, KY was chosen as the winner out of five finalists. He said that if selected, he wanted to name the race "SAMUEL DEEDS FALLEN HEROES 400." He will ride in the pace car prior to the race, watch the start of the race from the pit area, and present the trophy to the winning driver on race day. DEEDS' favorite NASCAR driver, KURT BUSCH, was also on hand for the announcement this MORNING.
The "BRICKYARD 400" will take place in INDIANAPOLIS on SUNDAY, JULY 28th. Read more about SAMUEL DEEDS and the other four finalists here.