U.S. Air Force Reserve pilots from the 303d Fighter Squadron here are scheduled to perform a 2-ship flyover of the NASCAR Cup Series AdventHealth 400 race, which is set to begin at 2:00 p.m.
at Kansas Speedway.
The flyover, which will be just prior to the start of the race, will be supported by maintainers from the 442d Maintenance Group, who will launch the A-10s – more commonly known as the “KC Hawgs.”
“As a Midwest fighter wing, we have really close ties to a lot of the organizations in the local area,” said Col. Mike Leonas, the 442d Fighter Wing vice commander. “It’s always an honor and a pleasure to work with Kansas Speedway. We have many diehard NASCAR fans in our Fighter Wing. We
sincerely thank the speedway, the NASCAR organization, and NASCAR fans for
their continued support.” Airman Alexandria Crawford, an air traffic controller with the 509th
Operations Support Squadron, is slated to sing the national anthem at this Team-Whiteman-led event.