Before the No. 1 LiftMaster Chevrolet hits the track this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway; a tribute paint scheme will be unveiled at the Firefighter Combat Challenge in downtown Phoenix.
In June of 2013, 19 firefighters from the Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives battling a wildfire at Yarnell Hill. As a tribute to their heroism, the hood of the LiftMaster Chevrolet will carry the names of all 19 firefighters, as LiftMaster, Jamie McMurray and Chip Ganassi Racing honor these fallen heroes and their families this weekend.
“It is our honor to dedicate this weekend to the memory of these individuals,” said Neal Villarin, Sponsorship & Event Marketing Manger for LiftMaster. “These firefighters gave their lives while serving and protecting their community. As the NASCAR community returns to Phoenix, we couldn’t think of a better way to pay tribute to these heroes.”
During live competition on Thursday afternoon at the Firefighter Combat Challenge, Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 1 LiftMaster Chevrolet, will lead the unveiling of this weekend’s car. McMurray will be joined at the event by LiftMaster executives and firefighters from the Phoenix Fire Department’s Station 1 and Station 8. The reveal will start at 3:00 pm Mountain Time at the corner of North Third Street and East Jefferson Street in downtown Phoenix.
McMurray will also be on hand to present a $10,000 donation to the NFFF on behalf of LiftMaster.