As we commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001, fans will have the opportunity throughout race weekend to reflect on the impact of 9/11 and carry on our shared commitment to never forget.
Below you will find information on the activations that we will be hosting and additional ways to support.
What You Will Find In Our Display Lot
- Steel from Ground Zero
- You'll have the opportunity to take a quiet moment of reflection with a piece of the Twin Towers
- Toyota Wall of Remembrance
- America lost nearly 3,000 lives on 9/11. Help keep their memories alive by visiting the Wall of Remembrance
- Take note of the American flag flying in the Midway
- This flag was flown over the 9/11 Memorial & Museum during the weeks leading up to race weekend
What You Will See on Race Day
- Get Your Flags at the Gate
- Fans will be provided a small American flag at the gate to participate in pre-race commemoration activities
- Pre-Race Salute
- Fans will also need their flags for a special pre-race salute happening before the Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders
- Blue Sky Remembrance
- Many of us still vividly recall the beauty of the clear blue sky on that unforgettable September morning, which later became the backdrop for the tragic events that followed. As we mark 20 years since the 9/11 attacks, we invite you to Remember the Sky on the day of the anniversary. Wherever you are this year, on September 11, 2021, please join us in active remembrance by posting a picture of the sky to Instagram, using the #NeverForget911 hashtag and tagging @911Memorial
- On the Cars
- Several teams will be commemorating the day on the track, including the No. 88 team of Dale Earnhardt Jr.
- Cars in both races will run with a 9/11 Museum & Memorial decal.
- First Responders as Grand Marshall
- 16 First Responders from the Richmond area will give the command to start engines for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Salute to First Responders
Auction & Support
- 9/11 Museum & Memorial Support
- You can help support the 9/11 Museum & Memorial's Never Forget campaign by adding to the Remembrance Wall
- Purchase a commemorative 9/11 Museum & Memorial ticket to support the Never Forget Fund here
- Race-Used Item Auction
- Keep an eye on your inbox & our social channels post-race for your chance to bid on race-used items. All proceeds will benefit the 9/11 Museum & Memorial Never Forget Fund