• Brig. Gen. Bradley May, Fort Jackson commanding general, presents Staff Sgt. David Crispen, 120th Adjutant Battalion (Reception), with his re-enlistment certificate. Newman is holding the flag in the background. Crispen said he chose Newman's visit to re-enlist because he is an avid NASCAR fan.

    Driver makes Fort Jackson 'pit stop'

    Brig. Gen. Bradley May, Fort Jackson commanding general, presents Staff Sgt. David Crispen, 120th Adjutant Battalion (Reception), with his re-enlistment certificate. Newman is holding the flag in the background. Crispen said he chose Newman's visit to...

  • The 2008 Daytona 500 winner signs a hat for Col. Lillian Dixon, garrison commander. Newman presented Dixon with a tire used at the Talladega Superspeedway in April, where he was involved in a crash on the final lap.

    Driver makes Fort Jackson 'pit stop'

    The 2008 Daytona 500 winner signs a hat for Col. Lillian Dixon, garrison commander. Newman presented Dixon with a tire used at the Talladega Superspeedway in April, where he was involved in a crash on the final lap.

  • Newman met with Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit during his visit to Fort Jackson Monday.

    Driver makes Fort Jackson 'pit stop'

    Newman met with Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit during his visit to Fort Jackson Monday.

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman signs autographs for Soldiers in Advanced Individual Training with the 369th Adjutant General Battalion.

    Driver makes Fort Jackson 'pit stop'

    NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman signs autographs for Soldiers in Advanced Individual Training with the 369th Adjutant General Battalion.

FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Ryan Newman, the driver of NASCAR's Army car, stopped by Fort Jackson Monday to visit Soldiers and meet with fans.

Newman's three-hour visit included a meeting with Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Unit; a surprise visit with the 369th Adjutant General Battalion; and an autograph session at the Main Post Exchange.

After his arrival by helicopter, Newman presented Fort Jackson officials with a tire that was used on his car during the race in Talladega, Ala., several weeks ago.

While at the PX, Newman also took part in the re-enlistment ceremony of Staff Sgt. David Crispen, 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception). Crispen described himself as an avid NASCAR fan and said he would remember that moment for the rest of his life.

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