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Legendary Salute: RCR and Bass Pro Shops Pay Tribute to Military over Memorial Day Weekend

No. 3 Team to Honor Chief Special Warfare Operator Navy SEAL David A. Fegyo

Red, White and Blue will abound over Memorial Day weekend thanks to a special tribute to the military by Bass Pro Shops, TRACKER Off Road and Richard Childress Racing. Austin Dillon will race a patriotic livery in appreciation of our military and replace his name on the windshield header of his No. 3 Chevy with the name of a fallen soldier for the Coca-Cola 600 as part of the NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola program.

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Bass Pro Shops’ founder, Johnny Morris, was recently honored as a 2021 recipient of the Lee Greenwood Patriot Award during a ceremony hosted by Richard Childress at Childress Vineyards. Morris is a strong supporter of our military and veterans, offering a military discount every day in Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s stores. Other key initiatives include actively recruiting veterans, donating millions to AMVETS and the USO, hosting events that help recovering veterans connect with nature, and compiling care packages for Special Forces units. The No. 3 team’s paint scheme for the Coca-Cola 600 reflects Bass Pro Shops’ support of our veterans.

“Bass Pro Shops does a lot for our military, so it’s cool to be able to show that with this beautiful, patriotic paint scheme this weekend,” said Austin Dillon. “It’s Memorial Day weekend and we want to honor all of our military. They are the men and women who really make this country what it is. Freedom isn’t free. We’ll be honoring a Navy SEAL on our Chevy for the race, which is special because I’ve formed a relationship with the SEALs over the years and have had the name of a SEAL on my Chevy for the Coca-Cola 600 the last several years. Thank you to Chief Petty Officer Fegyo and his family for their service and sacrifice.”

The No. 3 team will feature Chief Special Warfare Operator Navy SEAL David A. Fegyo, who died in the line of duty on October 5, 2014.

Chief Petty Officer Fegyo was a highly decorated combat veteran with numerous awards, including two Bronze Star Medals with Valor, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons, two Presidential Unit Citations, a Joint Meritorious Unit Award, four Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, two Afghanistan Campaign Medals, two Iraq Campaign Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and many other personal and unit decorations.

Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Fegyo is survived by his loving wife, daughter, father, mother, brother, and numerous other family friends and teammates.

The Coca-Cola 600 airs live on FOX at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 30.