NASCAR Honors Alabama Firefighter

July 25, 2012

Curtiss Shaver, a Troy, AL, fire lieutenant, will see his name in lights at the famous Brickyard this weekend when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is renamed in his honor.

The race, officially titled Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard Powered by will represent the ultimate celebration of our nation’s heroes and will mark the sixth time Crown Royal has awarded naming rights to an adult fan.

At the age of 18, Shaver was involved in a severe farming accident, resulting in the amputation of his left leg. Inspired by the desire to give back to others after being aided by good Samaritans during his accident, Shaver completed extensive rehabilitation and training and was hired by the very same fire department that responded to his farming emergency.

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