BRIEF: D-Day Memorial receives NASCAR car
Aug 18, 2012 (Menafn - The News & Advance - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford landed the NASCAR show car created in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Normandy invasion and the MBNA 400 "A Salute to Heroes" race at Dover International Speedway on June 6, 2004.
Bank of America has agreed to donate the car to the memorial foundation for display during special events. The car bears a distinct military and D-Day theme and has the memorial's logo on both rear quarter panels. It is an accurate replica of the MBNA-sponsored Chevrolet Monte Carlo that driver Bobby Labonte used during the Dover race.
Staff from Bank of America motorsports team transported the car to the memorial Friday.
Jeffrey R. Fulgham, the foundation's vice president for finance and development, said in a news release the memorial foundation played a significant role in the 2004 race and was instrumental in developing the car's paint scheme.
"This is a very exciting day for all of us," Fulgham said. "There are many opportunities to use the car in promoting the memorial throughout the region."
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