HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED

 

CORNELIUS, N.C. —  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series continues its “home” visit in Charlotte this weekend. The sport’s longest race of the year is a Memorial Day tradition at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Another tradition is honoring those who serve and have served.

 

Clint Bowyer’s Cherry 5-hour ENERGY Toyota will be outfitted in red, white and blue colors with a special decal for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation again this weekend. A portion of sales from a special cherry 5-hour ENERGY bottle now through July 31 goes to the organization that supports the military's special operations forces and their families through college scholarships, family services, and financial stipends.

 

Bowyer’s windshield also honors the service of his paternal grandfather, Dale E. Bowyer. The special windshield decal is a part of NASCAR’s 600 Miles of  Remembrance, honoring military service members and their families.

 

After 600 miles on Sunday, Bowyer knows there’d be no better way to honor his grandfather, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and everyone else who serves and has served our country than to thank them in victory lane.

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600 Miles of Remembrance

Bowyer’s Toyota to Honor His Late Grandfather

 

Dale E. Bowyer is Clint Bowyer’s paternal grandfather and was a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army. He won the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism while fighting the armed enemy in Germany during World War II.

 

The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Army. It is awarded for extraordinary heroism.

 

While leading his platoon under heavy fire in an attack near Sinz, Germany, on January 25, 1945, Lt. Bowyer was severely wounded by an enemy mine. He refused evacuation even though both feet were shattered . He shouted instructions and encouragement where he lay. Inspired by his bravery the men reformed, moved clear of the mine field and continued the advance. Only then did Lt. Bowyer allow himself to be evacuated, crawling clear of the mine field to avoid injury to people. “His devotion to duty and to his men, and his courage and fearless determination are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service” read the commendation he received.

 

Lt. Bowyer eventually lost his leg due to his injuries. After the Army he lived in Iola, Kan,, and worked in the dairy business. He passed away in June 1974.

 

Listen to Clint Bowyer discuss what 600 Miles of Remembrance means to him.

 

NO. 15 CREW ROSTER

 Brian Pattie

Crew Chief

Terry Spalding

Front Tire Changer

Allen Steele

Front Tire Carrier

Lee Cunningham

Rear Tire Changer

P.J. Briody

Rear Tire Carrier

Brian Chase

Jack Man

Evan Marchal

Gas Man

J.D. Frey

Car Chief

Brett Griffin

Spotter

Dax Gerringer

Race Engineer

Tim O'Brien

Race Engineer

Billy Curwood

Race Engineer

Adam Cooke

Shock Specialist

Travis Stock

Rear Mechanic

Chris Sherwood

Front Mechanic

Kyle Anderson

Interior Mechanic

James Davis

Tire Specialist

Gregg Huls

Engine Tuner

Ray Erwin

Truck Driver

Jeff Shano

Truck Driver


 

Clint will join Adam Alexander and Michael Waltrip

in the booth for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, May 23

 

CHARLOTTE STATS

 

· One win (October 2012)

· Two top-five and five top-10 finishes in 18 starts

· Average start of 15.8 and average finish of 17.1

        6,151 of 6,438 laps completed (95..5%) 

 
   

 

 

Race

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

Led

2006-12

15

19

399/400

running

0

2006-31

8

23

329/334

running

3

2007-12

41

29

367/400

running

0

2007-31

25

2

337/337

running

79

2008-12

39

25

398/400

running

0

2008-31

5

12

334/334

running

0

2009-12

24

36

226/227

running

0

2009-31

11

6

334/334

running

0

2010-13

10

7

400/400

running

3

2010-31

20

17

334/334

running

1

2011-12

10

15

402/402

running

0

2011-31

19

24

332/334

running

0

2012-12

5

13

398/400

running

0

2012-31

4

1

334/334

running

29

2013-12

5

8

400/400

running

0

2013-31

14

11

334/334

running

1

2014-12

5

17

399/400

running

0

2014-31

25

43

94/334

engine

0

 

 

Back by Popular Demand: Cherry Flavored 5-hour ENERGY® Shots will Support the Special Operations Warrior Foundation for a Second Year

 

Living Essentials, LLC, the distributor of 5-hour ENERGY®, continues to support military causes with the announcement of a second year of limited edition cherry flavored 5-hour ENERGY® shots. From May 1 through July 31, 2015, the company will donate five cents from the sale of every specially marked red, white and blue bottle of cherry flavored 5-hour ENERGY® to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), a top-rated nonprofit organization that supports the military's special operations forces and their families through college scholarships, family services, and financial stipends.  The minimum guaranteed donation is $200,000.

 

“Last year’s program was a huge success and customers loved cherry flavored 5-hour ENERGY® shots, so it was a no brainer for us to support this worthy cause for another year,” said Melissa Skabich, Living Essentials’ communications director. 

 

To kick off the second year of the program, the SOWF logo will be placed on the hood of NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer’s red, white and blue No. 15 Toyota Camry for Michael Waltrip Racing at several upcoming races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, including May 9th at the Kansas Speedway, May 15th at the All Star Showdown, May 24th at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and June 14th at Michigan International Speedway.

 

“I’m so proud to drive the red, white and blue 5-hour ENERGY® Toyota Camry to support the Special Operations Warrior Foundation for a second year,” said Bowyer.  “These folks do amazing work, and it’s so easy to support the cause.”

 

“We are grateful for the wonderful support and generosity from the makers of 5-hour ENERGY® and driver Clint Bowyer,” said Steven L. McLeary, Special Operations Warrior Foundation’s executive director.  “The funds donated are a huge investment in the families of fallen special operations heroes, allowing us to continue to honor the sacrifices of fallen warriors by sending their survivors to college.”

 

Cherry flavored 5-hour ENERGY® is available in stores and online at Shop5HourEnergy.com.  


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