In the Sprint Showdown on May 16, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will race for one of America’s bravest heroes – USMC Gunnery Sergeant Thomas McRae. Driving the No. 17 Building for America’s Bravest Ford Fusion, Stenhouse won’t just be driving for his chance at a Sprint All-Star Race victory, but he’ll also be racing in tribute to McRae, who lost three limbs while fighting for his country in Afghanistan. “The sacrifice that Sergeant McRae has made for our freedom is humbling to me,” said Stenhouse. “It’s my honor to drive a tribute car to him and in doing so, help raise the funds needed to build him a home that will change his and his daughter’s lives for the better.” When customers order the die-cast of the No. 17 Building for America’s Bravest Ford Fusion, they will also be doing their part to help McRae. Lionel Racing is donating a significant portion of the proceeds from each die-cast sold directly to the construction of high-tech homes that will allow McRae and other veterans like him to live independently. “This die-cast is more than just a collectible car that honors an American patriot,” said Howard Hitchcock, President of Lionel Racing. “It’s a way that fans can tangibly show their appreciation for everything this Marine has done for our country.” The die-cast is available for pre-order now in both 1:24 and 1:64 scale models. Each is authentically detailed to look just like the car Stenhouse will wheel on track.
- 1:24 Scale die-cast is 8 inches in length
- Limited edition collectible
- Lionel Racing has randomly inserted more than 700 Golden Tickets in their 1:24 2014 die-cast! If you find one, you could win great prizes such as VIP race experiences, driver meet and greets, autographed race-used items, exclusive die-cast and much more!
- Platinum series car offers incredible detail
- Officially licensed