Businesses and fans from across the country are joining forces with the Patriot Partners program to welcome thousands of U.S. military personnel to Charlotte Motor Speedway for an action-packed 57th annual Coca-Cola 600 on May 29 at The Greatest Place To See The Race.

With help from Patriot Partners sponsors including Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Toyota, Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits, and FK Rod Ends, members of the U.S. Armed Forces will attend the world's toughest and most exciting stock car race from a perfect view in Charlotte Motor Speedway's grandstands.


The Patriot Partners program allows fans and businesses to join Charlotte Motor Speedway in showing gratitude to the courageous men and women of the military by providing transportation to and from the iconic 1.5-mile superspeedway. Once on site, troops from area military bases such as Fort Bragg will enjoy a fun-filled day of patriotic military salutes and high-octane NASCAR racing.

Fans can keep track of the troops' experiences by following the hashtag #PatriotPartners on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Soldiers and their families who are involved in the race day extravaganza are encouraged to thank their bus sponsor by tagging the company's Twitter account in addition to #PatriotPartners in every post.

"It's a real treat to help members of our military enjoy a world-class event like the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day Weekend," Bojangles' Senior Vice President of Marketing Randy Poindexter said. "The troops are an important part of our society, and this is a great opportunity to show our appreciation for their heroic efforts."

Patriot Partners bus sponsorships, which transport approximately 50 troops per bus, are available for purchase and include tickets, transportation, and sponsor benefits including recognition on the giant Speedway TV.

Additionally, fans and businesses can join Charlotte Motor Speedway in donating individual tickets to send troops to the Coca-Cola 600 through the Let The Troops Race program, which allows more soldiers and their families to attend the event, with tickets distributed by the USO of North Carolina.

One area race fan, Bill Henderson of Statesville, North Carolina, learned about the Let The Troops Race Program earlier this year. Henderson was so moved by Charlotte Motor Speedway's dedication to the troops that he immediately bought a block of tickets to support the program.

"I feel like it's the least I can do for the people of the Armed Forces, who put their lives on the line for me to continue to have freedom," Henderson said. "It's a great way to honor those who fight for our freedom."


To purchase a bus sponsorship, call 704-455-3232, or to purchase a Let The Troops Race ticket (just $25 each) to support our nation's military, call the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit online at