Phoenix: Scott Riggs preview

Riggs Offers Assistance To Recruit Drivers For Mobile Medical Clinic PHOENIX (Nov. 3, 2004) - To showcase a critical need for more volunteer drivers for its mobile medical clinic in the Phoenix area, Mission of Mercy is getting assistance...

Riggs Offers Assistance To Recruit Drivers For Mobile Medical Clinic

PHOENIX (Nov. 3, 2004) - To showcase a critical need for more volunteer drivers for its mobile medical clinic in the Phoenix area, Mission of Mercy is getting assistance from Valvoline driver Scott Riggs, who will be competing this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) in the Checker Auto Parts 500 Nextel Cup race.

Riggs will drive Mission of Mercy's mobile clinic onto the PIR track on Friday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. He, along with Mission of Mercy's co-medical director, Dr. Brad Smith, will announce the new campaign -- Wanted: Drivers with a Good Track Record and will discuss the need for volunteer medical van drivers. Riggs will also appear in a public service announcement.

Mission of Mercy is a Phoenix-based nonprofit organization funded entirely through private donations, providing free healthcare and prescription drugs to uninsured individuals and families in Arizona. A mobile clinic - a doctor's office on wheels staffed with volunteer physicians, nurses and interpreters -- regularly operates at two sites in Phoenix and one each in Mesa and Tempe.

PHOENIX CUP DEBUT

Riggs is making his first Nextel Cup trip to PIR's one-mile oval and hopes his Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series experience will pay dividends.

"I've had some good runs at Phoenix in the past," said Riggs, who had top-10 finishes there in both the Busch and Truck Series. "The Valvoline team is confident it can continue that trend this weekend. We've run pretty good at tracks similar to PIR this year, so hopefully that's an indication of how we'll do Sunday."

SPECIAL GUESTS

Valvoline guests this weekend at PIR include organizers of the Thunderbird Global Innovation Challenge, the largest MBA competition of its kind in the world. This year nearly 1,000 students from 80 MBA programs in 10 countries are competing to be crowned the Most Innovative MBA Team in the world, as well as for a $20,000 grand prize. Valvoline is the platinum sponsor of the competition, which is taking place this month.

Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management in Glendale, Ariz., was the first school to focus exclusively on international business education.

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Series NASCAR Cup
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