Driver makes Fort Jackson 'pit stop'
May 21, 2009
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.