CNP announces new NASCAR Fleet Honoree Program.
In conjunction with its sponsorship of the Dale Earnhardt Jr.-owned JR Motorsports No. 88 "Accelerate Your Life" Monte Carlo SS in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS), Navy motorsports will honor hard-charging commands, squadrons, ships, and more, with a full-immersion racing experience during 33 race weekends this season.
"We've enhanced this year's program to truly honor our top-performing commands," Harvey said about the FHP, which offers those commands selected the opportunity to experience a NNS race from the team's vantage point. "There is tremendous similarity in the type of teamwork that exists in the JR Motorsports team and that on the flight deck of a carrier, or the bridge of a ship or submarine, and this experience is designed to highlight that synergy and reward our top performers."
Highlights of the FHP include: Six credentials for Sailors to view a NNS race from the team pit area, with two Sailors serving as team honorary pit crew members; pre-race garage tours; placement of the command name on the race car; potential autograph signing with the team driver, and more.
"Through our partnership with the U.S. Navy, we have had the distinct pleasure of meeting many of the hard-working men and women of the Navy each weekend at the race track," said Dale Earnhardt Jr., team owner of JR Motorsports. "We have a mutual respect for each other. Their face of excitement when they're at the track is the same as mine when I'm on a ship or in their backyard.
"I'm really proud to be part of the Navy team and honored to be a part of an incentive program that will bring more deserving sailors to NASCAR Nationwide Series races throughout the season."
Story courtesy of Chief of Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C.
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|Title Annotation:||Around the Fleet; Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Admiral John C. Harvey on National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2008|
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