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WHO IS OUR HERO?

A Name Will Be Honored in Lights.

We have our Your Name Here™ contest winner. But regardless of who won, we really appreciate you helping us salute the service men and women from our U.S. Armed Forces.

Mark down April 30, 2011 for the Crown Royal Your Name Here Military 400

MARK IT DOWN ON YOUR CALENDAR

Important Dates

Nominations: September 11, 2010 - November 30 2010
Finalists Chosen: December 2010
Voting Open to Public: February 1, 2011 – February 13, 2011
Winner Announced: February 20, 2011 at Daytona
The [Your Name Here] Race: April 30, 2011

The 2011 winner of the Crown Royal Your Name Here Military 400

PRESENT HERO

2011 Winner Matthew Hansen

The race at Richmond International Raceway has usually donned the first and last name of the grand-prize winner, but this time, it will not just recognize Matthew Hansen, but also his identical twin brother and fellow Marine, Daniel, who was killed in action on Feb. 14th, 2009.   More  +

Hansen lives in San Marcos, Calif., and was nominated by his godmother for his three deployments to Iraq, and for continuing to serve after losing his twin brother and best friend. Through his work in logistics, Matthew was deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom three times. Due to his injuries, he now works at the San Marcos base, but hopes to eventually return overseas again.

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2010 Crown Royal Your Name Here winner Health Calhoun

PAST HEROES

2010 Winner Heath Calhoun

Heath Calhoun, 30, of Clarksville, Tenn., retired fromthe Army when he lost both of his legs in an explosion in Iraq. For his efforts he received a Purple Heart as well as the George C. Lang Award for Courage. Calhoun was nominated several times by various friends and family members for his determination and ability to inspire others to live their lives to the fullest despite their injuries.   More  +