Confederate General selected by Lee to surrender the Army of Northern Virginia, who became one of the two "authors" of "Honor Answering Honor" and, by this gesture, returned the private Southern soldier to the Union with respect and dignity.
GENERAL JUBAL A. EARLY
The connection between the Civil War and drivers who race NASCAR™ is simple: those values of the Civil War—the patriotism, the spirit of American competition, the regional and national pride that poured forth from and for its heroes—is best exemplified in the American Values and American Spirit embraced today by the NASCAR™ affiliated drivers and their fans.
Jeff Hammond is currently a commentator for NASCAR's coverage on Fox Sports as well as a partial owner of Red Horse Racing. He is also referred to as Hollywood Hammond by his Fox colleague Darrell Waltrip.
The American Civil War is unique in human history for being the only civil conflict that ended with reunion, respect and brotherhood. The most bloody national conflict in world history is defined, ultimately, not by the conflict itself and that conflict's destruction, but by the preservation of the values of all Americans.
The twin gifts of patriotic understanding and American freedom not only survived, but have thrived to make this nation a beacon of hope and peace the rest of the world admires to this day and will forever.
This production is honored to have developed a connection between this ultimate American sport with the ultimate American story and is proud to announce an association between select NASCAR™ affiliated drivers and roles that best exemplify this tradition of patriotism and competition in our production.
We are in discussions with additional NASCAR™
affiliated drivers to play other featured roles.