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Fort Bragg hosts NASCAR, honors Gold Star Family at military appreciation day event

Ryan Newman, right, NASCAR driver, passes out signed baseball caps to the paratroopers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, during a military appreciation day event at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 17, 2019. As part of the military appreciation day event, NASCAR unveiled a race car labeled with the name of Sgt. James Nolen, who was killed in action during his 2009 deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Hubert D. Delany III/ 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
April 17, 2019

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. – NASCAR drove into Fort Bragg for a military appreciation event April 17, 2019, to learn more about the installation, and to meet with troops and family members, and to honor the fallen.

Ryan Newman, left, NASCAR driver, prepares for a ride-along with paratroopers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, during a military appreciation day event at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 17, 2019. The event was an opportunity for NASCAR professionals to learn more about the capabilities of the U.S. Army. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Hubert D. Delany III/ 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Driver of the No. 6 car, Ryan Newman, and other NASCAR professionals learned firsthand about Fort Bragg’s capabilities.

Ryan Newman, left, NASCAR driver, and Greg Walter, the executive vice president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway, sign a U.S. Army flag to be presented to the paratroopers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, during a military appreciation day event at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 17, 2019. NASCAR unveiled a racecar with the name of fallen Soldier Sgt. James Nolen stenciled on the windshield as part of the military appreciation day. Nolen was killed in action during his 2009 deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Hubert D. Delany III/ 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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As part of the military appreciation day event, NASCAR unveiled a race car labeled with the name of Sgt. James Nolen, who was killed in action during his 2009 deployment to Afghanistan.

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