WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Saturday at NASCAR’s Federated Auto Parts 400 race in Richmond, Virginia, there will be cars with tributes to the memory of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
There will be one tribute car, however, and it will only be one car.
David Marrero commented, “This one has all of the artwork, but not to be too overt, but with a U.S. Flag and a silhouette on it and, obviously the sponsor on its side with the lower half saying ‘Never forgot 9/11’.”
Marrero’s 30-year military career spans three decades. He’s currently serving in the Army Reserve as the Director of Sales and Marking for Live Fast Racing and as the Designer.
He stated that the sponsors are patriotic.
Marrero explained, “I did some other cars in their past for them. I thanked the heroes during the pandemic.” “I did this design for Jeff Darlington last Year, and they wanted to honor 9/11 because it is the date of 9/11.”
Matt Tifft, former NASCAR driver and team owner, said that the car has a clear message.
He said, “Supporting our troops and our country and paying tribute to the thousands that were lost twenty years ago.”
Marrero was challenged to design the graphics for 9/11.
“Yes, it was,” he replied. “I know a couple of people who were involved in the tragedies that took place.”
Marrero will be racing in Bristol, Tennessee on Sunday with a car that honors the 13 fallen servicemen.