For the sixth consecutive season, Crown Royal will honor an individual with a Cup Series race named after him or her, and the five finalists for this year's Crown Royal presents the "Your Hero's Name Here" 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been announced. This year, the program focuses on all of the unsung heroes who make a difference in their communities, from firefighters and police officers, to first responders and local volunteers.
The five finalists are: Dale Beatty, veteran and cofounder of the nonprofit organization Purple Heart Homes from Statesville, N.C.; Lindsey Marquez, ICU nurse from Sun Prairie, Wis.; Curtiss Shaver, Fire Lieutenant and EMT from Troy, Ala.; John Thomas, Deputy Sheriff from Sarasota, Fla.; and Brandon Veatch, veteran and Purple Heart recipient from Bloomfield, Ind.
Beginning May 21, adult consumers can log on to the Crown Royal Facebook page and click the "Crown Your Hero" tab to vote for the hero they think is most deserving of naming rights to the race. Voting runs through June 28th and the grand prize winner will be announced in early July.
In addition to having their name on all race signage, TV broadcasts and apparel, the winner will experience a true VIP experience -- from waving the green flag to start the race to delivering the trophy bearing his or her moniker to the race winner in Victory Lane.