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Dow, RCR Salute Veterans with Patriotic Paint Scheme

Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon and Team USA Olympic Luge Medalists Chris Mazdzer and Erin Hamlin were at Dow Diamond in Midland, Michigan for a victory tour on Thursday, celebrating their successes with the Great Lakes Bay Region in a community-wide event, as part of MATRIX:Midland.

Highlighting the event was the unveiling of the No. 3 ‘Dow Salutes Veterans’ Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which will be driven by Dillon during the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 10.

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The paint scheme features the names of more than 1,300 employees and contractors from Dow, the USA luge team and Richard Childress Racing who are also veterans, as well as immediate family members of employees and contractors who have served or are currently serving.

“We’re so proud of this opportunity to thanks these veterans for their service, bravery, and selflessness. Seeing their names on the No. 3 Dow Salutes Veterans Chevrolet is a reminder of how important veterans are to Dow and our community,” said Jim Fitterling, chief executive officer-elect of Dow.

Austin Dillon talks about the No. 3 Dow Salutes Veterans paint he will run this weekend at Michigan.

Dow and RCR began collaborating four years ago in appreciation of the service of veterans serving the United States Armed Forces and the skillsets, knowledge, and attributes they add to the workforce. The initiative is coordinated in partnership with Dow’s Veterans employee resource group, VetNet.

Following the unveiling of the car design, food items were donated by Dow and their employees to help support veterans and families in need from the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Dow also demonstrated at the event how its engineers, chemists, and scientists work hand-in-hand with engineers from RCR and USA Luge to improve their equipment’s performance and to identify and address the effects and extreme operating environment can have on materials and component performance.

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These partnerships between Dow’s engineers and the athletes’ teams enable these changes to be evaluated, tested, and refined with immediate feedback from athletes and coaches.

“When these incredible athletes stepped up onto their respective winner’s platforms to claim their well-deserved applause, no one could have been any prouder than Team Dow,” said Fitterling. “We are thrilled to have contributed to their success and continue to be ‘all in’ as we look to help these teams continue to push the limits of speed safely. I am glad everyone came out to show their support for our sports partners who are showcasing Dow technologies and expertise with their amazing wins.”

Dillon and his No. 3 Dow Chevrolet road crew spent the day taking part in the ‘Science of Speed’ event.