NASCAR DRIVERS VISIT VETERANS AT VA MEDICAL CENTER TEAM RC SPONSORS 'A DAY WITH A VETERAN' Milwaukee, Wis.- Stacy Compton, driver of the RC Dodge in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, is hosting 'A Day With a Veteran' program at ...
NASCAR DRIVERS VISIT VETERANS AT VA MEDICAL CENTER TEAM RC SPONSORS 'A DAY WITH A VETERAN' Milwaukee, Wis.- Stacy Compton, driver of the RC Dodge in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, is hosting 'A Day With a Veteran' program at the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Medical Center this Thursday between 1:00 -3:00 PM. Compton is in town for this weekend's race at The Milwaukee Mile.
Stacy visited with a group of patients last year and expressed an interest to make it a regular stop for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Jack Sprague, the 1996 NCTS champion, Kevin Harvick and Jimmy Hensley will be on hand as well as NASCAR officials who served our country in the armed forces.
"We came here last year to visit with the patients and it was really touching," said Compton. "We wanted to pay tribute to those who fought to keep our country free. When I think about the fourth of July, I think about our veterans."
The medical center provides quality care to 31,000 patients who annually have 5,353 impatient admissions and 325,557 outpatient visits. The facility cares for a majority of Wisconsin's veterans who use VA medical services and is home to 750 volunteers who donated 144,000 hours of service.
Currently, Team RC is second in the point standings with 1664 total points along with eight top-five's, nine top10's and two Bud Pole awards. Compton qualified fifth last season and was leading the race at The Milwaukee Mile when he ran out of gas. Although he finished 13th, Compton's record on NASCAR's one-mile tracks is impressive with eight top-20's in the past two seasons.
The drivers received items from NASCAR, Craftsman, RC, Porter -Cable Power Tools and Dodge to donate to the patients. Team RC will present an American flag to the staff to fly over one of the dormitories.