Mack Anthem® Featuring Custom NASCAR Salutes Wrap in Honor of Military Heroes Makes its 2021 Debut
GREENSBORO, NC (May 14, 2021) – A Mack Anthem® model featuring a custom-designed military-themed wrap recently debuted as part of the 2021 edition of NASCAR Salutes Together with Coca-Cola (#NASCARSalutes).
The annual #NASCARSalutes campaign expresses gratitude and respect for the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces and their families, as well as honors those who died defending freedom. A video reveal of the Anthem wrapped in the custom 2021 design can be viewed on Mack Trucks’ social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
“It’s an honor for Mack to once again be a part of NASCAR’s recognition of military heroes and their families,” said John Walsh, Mack Trucks vice president of marketing. “This year’s custom design is made even more special by the fact that it was chosen by NASCAR and Mack fans through a social media vote.”
The winning design, featuring the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, captured 46% of the more than 3,300 votes.
This is the fourth consecutive year Mack has wrapped one of NASCAR’s 10 Anthem models in support of NASCAR Salutes, and the second consecutive year Mack and NASCAR fans had the opportunity to choose the final wrap design.
“NASCAR Salutes unites the industry to honor those who serve our country, along with their families and communities,” said Michelle Byron, vice president of partnership marketing, NASCAR. “NASCAR and Mack Trucks share a mutual appreciation for the U.S. Armed Forces, and the custom-designed Mack Anthem is a great rolling tribute everywhere NASCAR goes.”
The 2021 edition of NASCAR Salutes Together with Coca-Cola began the first weekend in May at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas and continues through Memorial Day weekend at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.
As the “Official Hauler of NASCAR,” Mack Trucks provides a fleet of 10 custom-designed Mack Anthem 70-inch stand-up sleeper models spec’d to meet the challenges of the grueling NASCAR schedule. NASCAR’s Mack Anthem models travel thousands of miles across the U.S. throughout the 36-race, 10-month long season, delivering critical technology and equipment to race locations to help ensure a successful race weekend.
Each NASCAR Mack Anthem features a 505-horsepower Mack® MP®8 engine and a Mack mDRIVE™ automated manual transmission.
Also standard on the Anthem haulers is Mack GuardDog® Connect, Mack’s integrated telematics solution that monitors critical fault codes, and when it detects an event, proactively contacts our 24/7 Mack OneCall™ agents. Through Mack GuardDog Connect, several service alerts can be resolved using Mack Over The Air (OTA), which allows customers to make unlimited driver-activated software and parameter updates, improving uptime and simplifying the update process.
CAPTION: A Mack Anthem® model featuring a custom-designed military-themed wrap recently debuted as part of the 2021 edition of NASCAR Salutes Together with Coca-Cola (#NASCARSalutes).
Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks, diesel engines and transmissions sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems and OHSAS 18001 standard for health and safety management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation's roadways.
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