By Wyatt Earp | July 1, 2010
Code Monkey sent me this great story. It’s a little long, but it is definitely worth your time. It is also .
NASCAR and the military—it’s a bond you don’t see anywhere else in the sports world. From pre-race entertainment to sponsorship, from flybys to honored guests at the track—no one group is as closely partnered with NASCAR than the U.S. military.
But how did the marriage come to be? And why does it work so well?
The relationship is where it is today after some hard work, some controversy and some serious thinking outside the box. But one thing is for sure—the bond between NASCAR and the military is as tight as it’s ever been, and for those inside the sport, those serving our country, and those watching in the grandstands, it’s a partnership in which all who are involved are very proud.
Again, take a minute to read the article. Among other things, you’ll learn that NASCAR legend Humpy Wheeler was the man who introduced the flyover to sports events. I didn’t know that; it happened in 1984.