Jun 06 2014

Green Beret Wins Crown Royal’s “Your Hero’s Name Here”

So this is cool. This year, Crown Royal‘s “Your Hero’s Name Here” program will honor Green Beret John Wayne Walding by naming a NASCAR race after him. The official title of the event will be Crown Royal Presents John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com. The date is July 27. Mark your calendars. Or better yet, go to the race in person. (We went last year. It was fun.)

This exciting news was announced live on TV during the 2014 CMT Music Awards by country music artist Justin Moore (whom we have had the honor of meeting and is a damn nice guy). Walding even got a Gibson guitar. We’re a little jealous of the guitar. You’ll see why in a moment because we have pictures and we’re going to share them with you, along with all of the info about the July 27th race.

Justin Moore and John Wayne Walding

Country Music star Justin Moore unveils John Wayne Walding as the winner of Crown Royal’s “Your Hero’s Name Here” with a custom guitar bearing the John Wayne Walding 400 logo at Bridgestone Arena on June 3, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Crown Royal)

How cool is that? Here’s a shot of many of the other folks involved in Crown Royal’s terrific program, and then we’ll show you more pics of the guitar. Read more »