Earnhardt Jr to honor troops at LMS

Budweiser Desert Camo Car To Honor Troops This Weekend You may need to look a little closer to find the No. 8 Budweiser machine during the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway this Sunday. The iconic red paint scheme is being replaced this ...

Budweiser Desert Camo Car To Honor Troops This Weekend

You may need to look a little closer to find the No. 8 Budweiser machine during the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway this Sunday. The iconic red paint scheme is being replaced this Memorial Day weekend with a special desert camouflage look, honoring our troops around the globe.

Budweiser will donate proceeds from the sale of the collectible diecast camo cars to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), which provides full-ride college scholarships to surviving dependents of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel killed in combat or training missions, and immediate financial assistance to special operations personnel severely wounded in the global war on terror. More than 700 dependents currently benefit from the efforts of the SOWF.

"Budweiser is very careful and thoughtful about changing the look of that red car. Each time they do, it has a meaningful component to it. This one is really special to me and a lot of others because it recognizes the troops that protect us around the world," said Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 8 Budweiser car. "Budweiser has a long history of supporting our military, and it means a lot to me and to the team to carry the camouflage look in the 600."

The Budweiser team will also carry a special red, white and blue paint scheme during the July 4 weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Budweiser will also donate proceeds from the sales of collectible merchandise of that car to SOWF.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr.