Local Veteran Is Finalist To Have NASCAR Race Named After Him


A local U.S. Air Force veteran is a finalist in a contest from Canadian whisky brand Crown Royal to have a NASCAR race named after him, according to a news release.

Tyler Whisenhunt, who lives in Gentry, is a finalist in the contest, the news release states.

If he wins, Whisenhunt will get to have the Brickyard 400 NASCAR race named after him through the “Your Hero’s Name Here” program.

The race will be held in Indianapolis on July 27, according to the release.

The five finalists will be flown to the race. The winner of the grand prize will present the trophy to the victor of the race. The trophy will be named after the grand-prize winner, the release states.

Voting for the contest can be done by clicking here. Voting runs through June 2, and the winner will be announced at the beginning of that month, according to the release.

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