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American Hero Curtiss Shaver Awarded Naming Rights To NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race


COED is flying out to Indianapolis with Crown Royal to check out the “Curtiss Shaver 400 at The Brickyard powered by Big” this weekend. Not only is it going to be an absolute blast to see a NASCAR race in real life, it’ll also be a great opportunity to pay homage to one of the thousands of American heroes who never get the recognition they deserve. Curtiss Shaver was saved from a horrible farming accident that took part of his leg. Instead of simply thanking the local firemen for doing their job, Curtiss changed his career and joined the Troy Fire Department.

The Curtiss Shaver 400 marks the sixth time that Crown Royal has awarded the naming rights to an adult fan. Each year, the Canadian Whiskey company holds a competition to honor a particular type of American hero. This year, the program focused on unsung heroes who made a difference in their communities such as firemen, volunteers, and first responders. People then visited Crown Royal’s Facebook Page and voted on who they thought was more deserving of the award. [You can view the full list of contestants here]

Curtiss places the final brick in his hometown of Troy, Alabama

So what is COED going to be doing out in Indianapolis? Watching the race, of course. We’ve heard that there’s no better way to watch a NASCAR race than live, in person, and while drinking responsibly. In addition to watching plenty of burning rubber, we’ll be participating in a three-day adult scavenger hunt against some of the country’s leading blogs.

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