In 2002, Team Brewco Motorsports approached the Postal Service with a request — allow NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray to enter the July 5 Daytona race in a car featuring an image of the newly issued “Heroes of 2001” semipostal stamp honoring 9/11 victims.
We did. McMurray and his USPS-themed car carried the torch for many Americans that Independence Day weekend in Daytona and helped raise awareness of the semipostal stamp.
McMurray and the Postal Service are joining forces again. On Friday, July 6, he’ll be driving the #37 USPS car in the Winn-Dixie 250 — the NASCAR Busch Series race at Daytona. The race will be broadcast on ESPN2.
“It would be great to win one for my postal family five years later,” McMurray said. “I still receive comments from fans touched by what we did to honor America in 2002.”
Watch ESPN2 Friday evening, July 6, and cheer him on. For more information on the USPS associate sponsorship, go to: www.usps.com/racing.