The National Rifle Association (NRA), in partnership with Speedway Motorsports, Inc., is pleased to announce the NRA American Warrior 300, a NASCAR Nationwide Series race to be held Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This event will celebrate and honor America’s bravest and most respected fighting men and women.
Sign up for a FREE subscription for the full NRA American Warrior magazine and the NRA will give you a FREE race ticket to the NRA American Warrior 300.
“As Americans gather in the back yard for barbecues this Labor Day weekend and celebrate the upcoming school year, the return of hunting season, and the worth ethic which makes America great, we wanted one race that focuses entirely on the life’s work of the American Warrior,” said Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President. “This is a labor of patriotism and gratitude. As a tribute to these wonderful people, the NRA and Atlanta Motor Speedway came together to make possible the NRA American Warrior 300.”
The details of the event are as follows:
NRA American Warrior 300
September 1, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Atlanta Motor Speedway
1500 Tara Place
Hampton, GA 30228
Both the shooting sports and the motor sports represent our American heritage and naturally complement each other in celebrating the American Warrior. The motor sports are as uniquely American as the Second Amendment, and the NRA is proud to stand alongside Speedway Motorsports in serving our combined community of gun-owners and NASCAR fans. Representative of this large community is legendary NASCAR team owner and current NRA Board Member Richard Childress. In addition to being one of NASCAR’s most successful team owners, Childress is also an accomplished hunter and dedicated conservationist. Childress was elected to his first term on the NRA Board of Directors in 2009. The NRA is honored to have the support of Richard Childress for the NRA American Warrior 300.
Also supporting the event is Lt. Col. Oliver North, USMC (Ret.), who is also an NRA Board Member and host of “War Stories” on Fox News. Lt. Col. North also reports on American heroes for NRA Life of Duty. These reports and the NRA American Warrior magazine are components of a new class of sponsored NRA membership called “NRA Life of Duty.” This membership program includes a state-of-the-art online network (NRALifeofDuty.tv, presented by Brownells) designed for those men and women who make their living defending the American way of life.
The NRA American Warrior magazine is the NRA’s bi-monthly salute to all who serve, from the armed forces to law enforcement to first responders. Each issue of NRA American Warrior magazine provides interactive media, videos and articles detailing the latest tactics, technology, guns and gear used by those who serve our country.
The first 25,000 who sign-up online at www.NRA.org/warrior or text “Warrior” to 64274 will receive a free subscription for the full NRA American Warrior magazine, and the NRA will also give you a FREE race ticket to the NRA American Warrior 300.
“Atlanta Motor Speedway is proud to celebrate and honor America’s bravest and most respected fighting men and women,” said Ed Clark, Atlanta Motor Speedway president and general manager. “Many shooting sports enthusiasts are also race fans, and this partnership will highlights those longstanding relationships. We look forward to saluting those that protect and serve the United States.”
The NRA American Warrior 300 will feature 195-laps of NASCAR Nationwide Series racing under the lights on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s 1.54-mile high-banks. For more information, visit www.NASCAR.com or www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.
Speedway Motorsports is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the following premier facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. For more information, visit the company's website at www.speedwaymotorsports.com.