May 21, 2020
YANMAR America


Adairsville, GA (May 21, 2020) –YANMAR America is excited to announce our participation as the primary sponsor for the No. 38 car, driven by Rookie-of-the-Year candidate, John Hunter Nemechek, for the Coca-Cola 600 this weekend in Charlotte. View the race on Sunday, May 24, at 6 p.m on Fox.

Since Sunday’s race falls on Memorial Day weekend, NASCAR is penning the event "600 Miles of Remembrance," to honor military members who lost their lives while serving as U.S. service members. In addition, every NASCAR Cup Series car will display the name of a fallen military hero on the windshield during Sunday’s race. The No. 38 YANMAR car will display the name of SSG Nicholas Carnes, who was killed while on an Army mission in Afghanistan, as well as the Folds of Honor logo, a non-profit organization benefiting the families of fallen or disabled service members.

“Before I began working at YANMAR, I served in the Army alongside SSG Nicholas Carnes,” said Matt Hilliard, YANMAR Industrial Account Manager. “When I learned YANMAR and our partner FRM was looking to honor a fallen hero, I felt compelled to present Nicholas’ name. Having his name on the YANMAR #38 car is a great way to show our respect and pay tribute to someone who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country. I appreciate YANMAR, FRM, our driver John Hunter Nemechek and the Carnes family for allowing me the privilege to honor my friend SSG Carnes on Memorial Day weekend, a time created for us all to remember those we've lost in service for our country.”

YANMAR America first partnered with Front Row Motorsports (FRM) and John Hunter Nemecheck in 2019 and continued this year for the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series and will also be the primary sponsor for the No. 38 car for the upcoming make-up race for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta, the Quaker State 400 in Kentucky, and the All-Star Race in Charlotte.

Terry Wallace, YANMAR Industrial Engines Division Manager said, “We are excited to continue our partnership with FRM and John Hunter and to finally debut the #38 YANMAR car on the actual track this weekend in Charlotte. Memorial Day is a special holiday to recognize the men and women in our Armed Forces. We are honored and privileged to pay respect to SSG Nicholas Carnes, a fallen hero and friend of one of our own military members, Matt Hilliard. It is also an honor to have the Folds of Honor logo displayed on our car.”

About YANMAR America
YANMAR America Corporation, located in Adairsville, GA, is the regional headquarters of YANMAR Co., Ltd., a global company based in Osaka, Japan. YANMAR Co., Ltd. was established in 1912, and in 1933 became the world's first manufacturer to develop a practical small diesel engine. Today, YANMAR is a recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced performance diesel engines and diesel-powered equipment, as well as gas engine-based energy systems. By focusing on the development of highly efficient diesel engines, YANMAR remains committed to its mission statement of providing sustainable solutions for modern power needs.YANMAR America Corporation is located at 101 International Parkway, Adairsville, GA 30103. For more information,, and follow us on social media: Twitter at @YanmarAmerica, Instagram at @YanmarAmerica, and Facebook at

About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by a successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries - the No. 34 of Michael McDowell and the No. 38 of John Hunter Nemechek - from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. In 2020, the team announced an expansion to include the No. 38 Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series, driven by Todd Gilliland. Visit and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at

About Folds of Honor
Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States Armed Forces. Our educational scholarships support private education tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by Lt Col Dan Rooney, a PGA member and F-16 fighter pilot currently stationed at Tyndall AFB Florida as a member of 301st Fighter Squadron who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded more than 24,500 scholarships in all 50 states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, including more than 4,500 in 2019 alone. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship, visit
Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission. To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members.
Our motto says it best.
Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy.

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