(Indianapolis, Ind.) - To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Gulf War, all Desert Storm and Desert Shield veterans will be given free tickets to the upcoming NASCAR Brickyard 400.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is asking vets to wear their military dress from 1991 and they will be given two tickets to the race. The veterans will also receive transportation to and from the track from Stout Field
“The 18th annual Brickyard 400 will once again put the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the national spotlight, and we will use this opportunity to honor the men and women who have helped shape and protect this nation and our freedoms,” said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive officer. “I am particularly pleased to honor the 20th anniversary of Desert Storm, and I know that Brickyard 400 fans look forward to saluting some of these brave men and women who will be participating in this year’s pre-race ceremonies.”
Desert Storm and Desert Shield veterans will be honored during a number of pre-race activities. Eighty-six veterans will ride around the track in pickup trucks with NASCAR drivers during the driver introductions.
Veterans who wish to participate should contact the Indianapolis-Marion County Veteran Services Office.
You can hear the Brickyard 400 presented by Big Machine Records on Eagle 99.3 Sunday, July 31 beginning at noon.