NASCAR Cup Series William Byron competed his first “600 Miles of Remembrance” race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 27, driving the No. 24 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro.
He honored Army Maj Mike Donahue across his windshield.
Maj. Donahue was an Army Airborne Corps paratrooper who was killed in September 2014 from a Taliban suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Charlie Davidson, whose name was displayed above the driver’s side door, had a decorated 20-year career as a military chaplain before becoming director of Liberty’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program and LBF Endorsing Agent. He had ties to NASCAR as a member of Bristol Raceway Ministries’ Board of Directors. Davidson died April 21, 2017 following a battle with cancer.