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NASCAR honors fallen Special Tactics Airman

Family members and teammates of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin pose in front of the #43 Coca-Cola Chevy, which bares Elchin’s name on the windshield, before the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Miles of Remembrance race on May 26, 2019, Concord, North Carolina. Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller, was killed in action when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2018, while deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Yates)

Family members of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin pose in front of the #43 Coca-Cola Chevy, which bares Elchin’s name on the windshield, before the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Miles of Remembrance race on May 26, 2019, Concord, North Carolina. Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller, was killed in action when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2018, while deployed in support of OPERATION Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Yates)

Family members of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin pose with Darrel “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. by the #43 Coca-Cola Chevy before the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Miles of Remembrance race on May 26, 2019, Concord, North Carolina. Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller, was killed in action during Operation Freedom’s Sentinel on Nov. 27, 2018. Special Tactics operators are U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force’s special operations ground force leading global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Yates)

Teammates of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin present patches to Darrel “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. before the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Miles of Remembrance race on May 26, 2019, Concord, North Carolina. Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller, was killed in action when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2018, while deployed in support of OPERATION Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Yates)

Family members and teammates of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin pose with Darrel “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. by the #43 Coca-Cola Chevy before the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Miles of Remembrance race on May 26, 2019, Concord, North Carolina. Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller, was killed in action during Operation Freedom’s Sentinel on Nov. 27, 2018. Special Tactics operators are U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force’s special operations ground force leading global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Yates)

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Family members and teammates of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin attend the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Miles of Remembrance race on May 26, 2019, Concord, North Carolina. Elchin, a Special Tactics combat controller, was killed in action when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2018, while deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Special Tactics operators are U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force’s special operations ground force leading global access, precision strike, personnel recovery, and battlefield surgery operations.