Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:49 pm
Ryan Newman's U.S. Army Chevrolet for Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway will pay tribute to the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) and the men and women who comprise the specialized Army Health Care Team. Newman's #39 Chevy will display Army Medicine on the hood and rear-quarter panels during the Crown Royal Presents Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 short track event. The AMEDD logo will also be included on the hood. "Showcasing Army Medicine on U.S. Army Chevrolet presents an excellent opportunity to not only recognize and honor the dedicated men and women of the Army Health Care Team but to raise awareness of the more than 80 medical career specialties available in the U.S. Army," said Col. Derik Crotts, Director of Strategic Marketing, Communications and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command.
The U.S. Army Health Care Team is made up of six corps, each with a specific function.
* Dental Corps -- oral surgery, prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics and orthodontics
* Medical Corps -- more than 40 specialties, including internal medicine, neurosurgery, pathology and psychiatry
* Medical Service Corps -- behavioral psychology, entomology, hospital administration and nuclear engineering
* Medical Specialist Corps -- patient care, wellness education, injury prevention
* Nurse Corps -- critical care nursing, medical surgical nursing and community nursing
* Veterinary Corps -- animal medicine, veterinary public health, food inspection and research
As an incentive for medical-career students to join the Army Health Care Team, the U.S. Army offers a range of financial assistance and educational benefits.
"Before I get to Richmond I plan on visiting our brave Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center," noted Newman. "I am so impressed with the professional care and medical services that are provided to our heroes. It's a moving and inspiring experience each time I visit Walter Reed and it will be an honor to drive a car that will pay tribute to all the personnel of the U.S. Army Medical Department."
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:52 pm
Just a Funny.. Check out Sept 28...lol
by Jeff Gluck • Apr 25, 2011 8:41 AM EDT
NASCAR took the day off on Sunday, which is appropriate considering it was Easter and the majority of NASCAR fans observe that holiday.
There are other days on which NASCAR will unofficially never schedule a race – namely, Mother's Day and Super Bowl Sunday.
With that in mind, here are some other suggestions for dates NASCAR should make sure to always take off.
NASCAR should not race on:
• March 3 (National Anthem Day) – This holiday celebrates the creation of our National Anthem. And since many pre-race anthems are cringe-worthy, NASCAR should observe this holiday by never scheduling a race.
• May 2 (Kyle Busch's Birthday) – It seems like Busch already wins on every other day of the year. NASCAR should ban racing on May 2 every year to make sure Busch can't have his cake and eat it, too.
• Aug. 16 (Stay Home With Your Kids Day) – Uh, have you seen the NASCAR garage lately? It's full of babies. If the drivers decide to observe this holiday, there'd be no one left to race.
• Sept. 28 (Ask A Stupid Question Day) – Not racing on this actual holiday would prevent the inevitable fireworks between the media and Tony Stewart.
• Every Sunday afternoon with an NFL game scheduled – Football is our country's national pastime. Why fight it? Schedule every Chase race on a Saturday night, not Sunday.
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:16 pm
Geeez - Kyle's B'day is awful close to mine.