Finally! A feel-good story (on so many levels).

Rick Ware racing has announced that each of its team cars at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway will run a special paint scheme to pay tribute and honor fallen service members during the Memorial Day Weekend race.

Driving the Rick Ware Racing cars are #15 (Nurtec ODT) Navy, James Davison, #51 Air Force, Garrett Smithley; #52 Army, Josh Bilicki and #53 Marines, JJ Yeley.

This special tribute is a partnership between Rick Ware Racing, Nine Line, and pharmaceutical company Biohaven.

Nine Line has designed a special commemorative t-shirt honoring our fallen service members. When you purchase a shirt, you can submit the name of a fallen service member to run on the hood of the respective branch car for which they served.

Our goal is to fill each car’s hood with the names of fallen heroes, a small gesture to honor and remember them, so their sacrifices will not be forgotten.

In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to 22 Until None, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending veteran suicide, one step at a time. More than 8,000 veterans commit suicide each year, and veterans are 200 percent more likely to take their own lives after active military service, compared to the general population. It’s a tragedy of epic proportion. 22 Until None helps to provide financial assistance, health and wellness, camaraderie and advocacy for the battle that continues once our warriors return home.

Biohaven manufacturers a medication called Rimgepant, marketed under the brand name Nurtec® ODT, which is used to treat acute migraine headaches. Active-duty service members, veterans and their families must face enormous new challenges together, including a disproportionate impact of migraine.

Rick Ware Racing and Biohaven’s Nurtec ODT have also joined together to create a Military Salutes program to support and thank active-duty service members. The Rick Ware Racing team and the #51 Nurtec ODT show car have currently visited 10 bases and plan to visit approximately 40 more throughout the year. At each visit, service members can participate in mock pit stops, and photos with the car and drivers.

Of course, we probably don’t need to remind you that Nine Line is a veteran-owned company, built on the foundation of honoring those heroes we’ve lost on the battlefield, and supporting those still struggling back home.
We know Rick Ware Racing and the Nurtec ODT team share this same passion, and we’re proud to partner with them on this initiative.

On Memorial Day Weekend in Charlotte we’ll honor the heroes who’ve given their lives in service to this great country, and raise awareness and support for veterans fighting internal battles on the home front.

We hope you’ll join us. If you can’t be at the race, you can Remember The Fallen with this limited edition design, help support 22 Until None.

2 Responses

  1. Debi Gerald

    4 military branches? Last time I checked there were 5 military branches.

    Reply
    • Justin

      Debi, you are correct there are 5 military branches. However, I don’t believe anyone in the Space Force has fallen. Coast Guard is Homeland Security 😉

      Reply

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