Ryan Newman's car with medical personnel tribute color scheme
This is an artist's rendering of what Ryan Newman's U.S. Army Chevrolet will look like for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway, April 30, 2011.

RICHMOND, Va., April 27, 2011 -- Ryan Newman's U.S. Army Chevrolet for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway, Va., April 30, 2011, will pay tribute to the U.S. Army Medical Department and the men and women who comprise the specialized Army Health Care Team.

Newman's No. 39 Chevrolet will display Army Medicine on the hood and rear-quarter panels during the Crown Royal Presents Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 short track event. The U.S. Army Medical Department 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."

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