Sam Tidwell, CEO, American Red Cross South Florida Region, left, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Denny Hamlin, center, and Marilyn Blanco-Reyes, VP, FedEx Express, right, chat next to a pallet of hydration salts bound for Haiti to combat the recent cholera outbreak at Miami International Airport Thursday Nov. 18, 2010. As part of the company's commitment to supporting disaster relief efforts around the world, FedEx is providing the shipping of the salts to combat the recent cholera outbreak in Haiti as well as a $10,000 donation to the local Red Cross chapter. Hamlin, one of NASCAR's top drivers, is currently leading the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup standings going into the final race of the season on Sunday in Homestead, FL. (FedEx/David Adame)
(Painesville, OH) November 18, 2010 - Salute the Soldiers, the first place winner of the Avery Graphics Design 66 Challenge, will debut on Rusty Wallace Racing's No. 66 car this Saturday, November 20, at the Nationwide Series season finale in Homestead, Florida. The design will be digitally printed on Avery Dennison's exceptional vehicle wrap material, MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS.
Salute the Soldiers, designed by Daniel Wayne Logue of Lincoln, Nebraska, is an homage to our soldiers depicting the popular markings used on U.S. military aircraft in the World War II era. It was chosen as the first place winning design of the Avery Graphics Design 66 Challenge by NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Steve Wallace, the Rusty Wallace Racing team and sponsor 5-Hour Energy. More than 120 entries were submitted to the contest from all over the United States and Canada.
"I am so excited to see No. 66 wrapped with my design in person and on the track at a NASCAR Nationwide Series," said Logue, first place winner. "It will be amazing to meet Steve and Rusty Wallace and know that my design is being seen by millions of people."
Logue and his guest will be on hand in the pit to see Salute the Soldiers in action on the track and meet the Rusty Wallace Racing drivers - Steve Wallace and Brendan Gaughan. Logue has worked in the sign industry for seventeen years and spends much of his time designing vehicle graphics in his current position at Express Signs in Lincoln, Nebraska.
"I'm proud to race my No. 66 5-Hour Energy Toyota Camry with the Salute the Soldiers design on it this weekend," said Steve Wallace. "The designs we received from the Avery Graphics Design 66 Challenge were awesome." Wallace enters Homestead ranked 9th in the 2010 Official Driver Standings for the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
"The images and design of Salute the Soldiers will really stand out on the track," said Todd Hain, Marketing Communications Manager at Avery Dennison Graphics & Reflective Products Division (GRPD). "The Avery Graphics Design 66 Challenge received an excellent response and we want to thank everyone who participated."
Avery Dennison Graphics & Reflective Products Division joined forces with the Rusty Wallace Racing team at the beginning of 2010. Avery Graphics products were used on both Wallace's No. 66 and Gaughan's No. 62 during the 2010 season.