Man designs 9/11 graphics for NASCAR team

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Saturday at NASCAR’s Federated Vehicle Components 400 race in Richmond, Virginia, there will be automobiles with homages to the memory of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

However there will be just one automobile with a homage created here from a male in Palm Beach County.

“This one has all the artwork, not to be over the top, but with the U.S. flag and a silhouette on the car and, obviously, the sponsor on the side with the lower quarter saying ‘Never forget 9/11,'” David Marrero stated.

Marrero’s military profession covers thirty years. He’s presently in the Army reserve, the director of sales and marking for Live Quick Racing and the designer.

He stated the sponsors are extremely patriotic.

“I did some other cars in the past for them, thanking the heroes when the pandemic was going on,” Marrero stated. “I did that design for (Jeff) Darlington last year, and this year they wanted to commemorate 9/11 because the event itself is on 9/11.”

Group owner and previous NASCAR chauffeur Matt Tifft stated the automobile is painted with a clear message.

“Supporting our troops, our country and really paying tribute to the thousands of lives that were lost 20 years ago,” he stated.

It was difficult for Marrero to develop the graphics for 9/11.

“Oh yes, it was,” he stated. “I’ve personally known a couple of people that were involved with the tragedies that happened.”

The homages do not stop there due to the fact that throughout Sunday’s race in Bristol, Tennessee, Marrero will have a vehicle with a style in memory of the 13 service members who just recently passed away in Afghanistan.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.